The Other Parrot Joke

Posted by Rob Hatchett on 4/30/2016 to Humor for Health
A woman went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large, beautiful parrot.....

Coping with Cancer, Part 9 - Resources for the Patient and Family

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 3/25/2016 to Free Health Resources
This is the final installment of a 9 part series dealing with the cancer diagnosis.  It contains information about how to find resources, advocacy, financial and emotional assistance and medical support in your own community, within the government, on the web and from non-profit organizations.

Coping with Cancer, Part 8 - Living Each Day

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 3/24/2016 to Free Health Resources
This is installment 8 of a 9 part series dealing with the dreaded cancer diagnosis.  Each person must work through, in his or her own way, feelings of possible death, fear, and isolation. Returning to normal routines as much as possible often helps.  Give the pleasures and responsibilities of each day the attention they deserve.

While the subject matter of this series is the process of dealing with cancer, the principles contained here can be used for many kinds of serious and life-threatening health problems. This perspective is most appropriate for this installment.

Coping with Cancer, Part 7 - The Cancer Patient and the Outside World

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 3/2/2016 to Free Health Resources
This is installment 7 of a 9 part series dealing with the dreaded cancer diagnosis. 

Cancer (or for that matter, any catastrophic medical diagnosis) is a blow to every family it touches. How it is handled is determined to a great extent by how the individual and his / her sphere of friends has functioned as a unit in the past. 

Some friends will deal well with your illness and provide gratifying support. Some will be unable to cope with the possibility of death and will disappear from your life. Most will want to help but may be uncomfortable and unsure of how to go about it. You can help your friends support you: 

Ask yourself, "Have friends deserted me or have I withdrawn from them?" 

Coping with Cancer, Part 6 - Cancer and Self-Image

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 2/26/2016 to Free Health Resources
Installment 6 of this 9 part series dealing with the dreaded cancer diagnosis discusses the effects of the disease on the patient's self-image and feelings of self-esteem.

Cancer treatment can extend over weeks or months; side effects may come and go. Side effects can make you feel rotten, even make you think the cancer has returned. 

If you cannot seem to regain good feelings about yourself, seek professional counseling or therapy. If your relationship is endangered by the stress of cancer, get professional help. You need each other at this time. 

Coping with Cancer, Part 5 - The Health Care Team

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 2/25/2016 to Free Health Resources
Installment 5 of this 9 part series dealing with cancer discusses the various components of the health care team in place to provide care and support for the cancer patient and his / her family. We researched the resources at the National Institute of Health to uncover how individuals and families respond to living with the diagnosis, treatment, and the possibility of the ultimate end. They complement each point with their advice - not from the clinical perspective but with practical suggestions. Each person and case are different, so hopefully this lengthy discussion will benefit you and / or your loved ones.

Your health care team are there to help you, so utilize them. Physicians or nurses are good sources of answers to medical questions. It's helpful to write down on a sheet of paper all questions you have about cancer, its treatment, any side effects from it, or any limitations treatment may place on your activities. (Incidentally, there may be surprisingly few limitations other than those caused by changes in physical capability.) Other members of your treatment team, such as physical therapists, nutritionists, or radiation therapists, can explain the "whys" of these aspects of your therapy.

Coping with Cancer, Part 4 - Cancer and the Family Unit

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 2/11/2016 to Free Health Resources
This is installment 4 of a 9 part series dealing with the dreaded cancer diagnosis. We researched the resources at the National Institute of Health to uncover how individuals and families respond to living with the diagnosis, treatment, and the possibility of the ultimate end. They follow each point with their advice - not from the clinical perspective but with practical suggestions. Each person and case are different, so hopefully this lengthy discussion will benefit you and / or your loved ones.  

While the subject matter of this series may be viewed as morbid, that is not our intention. Rather, the purpose of all SeniorS-SuperStoreS.com resources is to provide insight into the many issues that our visitors probably will face at some time in their lives. If you can't handle the cancer subject matter, then substitute other serious illnesses that we as humans will likely endure.  
 
Cancer is a blow to every family it touches. How it is handled is determined to a great extent by how the family has functioned as a unit in the past. 

Coping with Cancer, Part 3 - Emotional Timetables

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 2/9/2016 to Free Health Resources
None of us operate on the same emotional timetable. One of the family might feel the need to talk about the cancer before the others come to grips with it. Each of us has to decide when we are ready to talk; none should feel forced to do so. 

It is important to let the person who has cancer call the signals for when it's time to talk. But, it is always helpful to look for clues to determine when might be a good time to discuss the cancer and how to live with it. 

Coping with Cancer, Part 2 - Should You Tell?

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 2/8/2016 to Free Health Resources
Who and when do you share the news of your illness? The diagnosis of cancer hits most of us with a wave of shock, of fright, of denial. Each person needs a different amount of time to pull himself or herself together and to deal with the reality of cancer. Only you really know your emotional timetable. Think about sharing at a time when you are ready to do so. 

Usually, family and close friends learn sooner or later that you have cancer. Most people with cancer have found the best choice is to share the diagnosis and to give those closest to them the opportunity to offer their support. They have found it easier, in the long run, to confide their fears and hopes rather than trying to hide them. Of course, you must comfortably time your words in telling family and friends that you have cancer.

Coping with Cancer - Support for Seniors and Others with Cancer Part 1

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 2/5/2016 to Free Health Resources
This is the first of a 9 part series dealing with the dreaded cancer diagnosis. We researched the resources at the National Institute of Health to uncover how individuals and families respond to living with the diagnosis, treatment, and the possibility of the ultimate end. They follow each point with their advice - not from the clinical perspective but with practical suggestions. Each person and case are different, so hopefully this lengthy discussion will benefit you and / or your loved ones.  

Coping with Arthritis

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 2/4/2016 to Free Health Resources
The word "arthritis" makes many people think of painful, stiff joints. But, there are many kinds of arthritis, each with different symptoms and treatments. This resource discusses the differences between them and suggestions about how to treat them - as recommended by the National Institute of Health.

Happy 2016 | Compression Hosiery | Reward Points

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 12/28/2015 to Special Occasion
Welcome to the New Year | Compression Hosiery | Reward Points

Answers to The Christmas Music Quiz

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 12/18/2015 to Humor for Health

Our Resources Blog of Dec. 9, 2015 posed our popular Christmas Music QuizIf you missed the quiz, you can follow this link to it.

How many of you got all of them correct?  Did you share the quiz with your friends to see how they did, or did you call on anyone for help?

Now, here are the answers; see how you did.

You Can't Outfox this Lady Driver

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 12/16/2015 to Humor for Health
An older lady gets pulled over for speeding...

A Guide to Medicines, Alcohol and Aging

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 12/10/2015 to Free Health Resources
SAMHSA resources warn about the dangers of the elderly misusing alcohol, prescription drugs, tobacco and over-the-counter drugs; the signs of misuse and steps that older adults can take to prevent problems. 

The Christmas Music Quiz

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 12/9/2015 to Humor for Health
As we celebrate this Christmas season, it seems we hear songs of the season everywhere we go. But can we identify those familiar songs by some of their unfamiliar titles?

Take this quiz and see how you do.

NOT the Way to Lose Weight During the Holidays

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 12/7/2015 to Humor for Health
A young lady was feeling overweight due to the amount of holiday food she had consumed, so her doctor put her on a diet.

Relieve Holiday Stress

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 12/1/2015 to Free Health Resources
While the holiday season is prime time for family, fun and excitement, this special time of year also brings increased activity, added financial pressure, colder temperatures and more headaches.

This is especially true in the older population as they adjust to family being scattered, having lost loved ones and friends, and age creep taking over.

All of these factors contribute to increased strain on our bodies and minds.  During this hectic season, we need to take some time out to do something good for ourselves. Exercise is the most practical thing to help relieve tension and enjoy the season a little more.

Reward Points

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 11/30/2015 to Special Occasion

Make your holiday shopping and continued visits more rewarding at SeniorS-SuperStoreS.com with our Reward Points program!

SeniorS-SuperStoreS.com Gift Certificate

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 11/30/2015 to Special Occasion
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Dave Barry’s Colonoscopy Journal

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 11/20/2015 to Humor for Health
Anyone who has experienced a colonoscopy will certainly appreciate it. If you’ve never had one, you’ll see what you have in store…..And, no one can tell this story like the master himself.

So, take a few minutes from your stressful day and unwind while reading Dave's notes!

9 Tips to Keep your Online Identity Safe

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 11/12/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Just a few short years ago, who would have imagined the risks our financial and health records would face through no fault of our own?  Who would have thought that the state of Sough Carolina and huge companies such as Target, Home Depot, Chase, and Anthem Health could be hacked and expose us?  

It has been estimated that 60% to 70% of Americans' identities have been exposed to some degree!  So, you can probably count on being in that majority, especially if you spend any time on the internet. Here are some steps you can take to reduce your risk.

13 Things Not To Say to Police Officers

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 11/12/2015 to Humor for Health
Warnings about things not to say to a police officer when you get pulled over.

Are Discarded Cans and Bottles our Legacy for Future Generations?

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/30/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Here at SeniorS SuperStoreS, we recycle everything that we can. This may not add profits to our bottom line, but we can sleep better at night knowing that we are doing our part to protect our environment.  We urge you to join in the effort.

Smoke Detector Maintenance

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/26/2015 to Free Safety Resources
We are constantly reminded to change the batteries in our smoke detectors whenever we face a semi-annual time change here in the US.  In 2015, we switch back from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time the first Sunday in November, so here's your reminder - plus a little extra.   

A Doilie a Day

Posted by SeniorS-SuperSotreS on 10/26/2015 to Humor for Health
Once there was a man and woman who had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything.  They had kept no secrets from each other except that the lady had a shoe box in the top of her closet.....

Tool to Help you Plan your Retirement

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/23/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Do you know where and how you want to live when you retire? Planning the long-awaited and much-anticipated exit from the working class comes with more work than just packing up your work and household stuff and heading out....

The 4th Sunday in October

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/22/2015 to Special Occasion
October has a little-known celebration day in the US on the 4th Sunday. This year it falls on the 25th. Can anyone guess what / who will be celebrated that day?

Exercise and the Heart

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/20/2015 to Free Health Resources
Many aging adults complain that they exercise regularly and watch their diet yet they don't lose any weight. Some even say they seem to gain. Often readers believe that it is their age that makes it impossible to lose and get back into shape.

Solve These Computer Problems

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/16/2015 to Humor for Health
You won't find these solutions in your copy of 'Computers for Dummies.'

Anyone among you who believes you are technologically challenged, take heart, You "ain't seen nuthin'" yet.  

25 Estate Planning Checklist Points

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/16/2015 to Free Financial Resources
One of the greatest gifts you can leave your survivors is an organized estate. The time you spend now will help your loved ones to cope later, and also will ensure your wishes will be carried out.

Here is a simplified check list to help you get started on organizing your estate. 

Older Adults and Oral Health

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/16/2015 to Free Health Resources
The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Older Adults and Oral Health 

Mature adults possess specific oral health needs that differ from those of younger generations and dentistry is working to meet the needs of this growing population. 

This burgeoning population group is wearing fewer dentures and keeping natural teeth longer. They also require special consideration because reduced arm and hand dexterity may make daily oral hygiene difficult. Sometimes the lack of awareness about available treatment and techniques leads older patients to make false assumptions about their dental health.

Insightful Look at a Full Life

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/14/2015 to Free Health Resources
A professor stood before his Philosophy 101 class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

Eye Care Service for Senior Citizens

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/14/2015 to Free Health Resources
By age 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision-limiting disease. Unfortunately, many believe poor vision is a natural part of the aging process. 

The reality is frightening, but there is a charitable organization called EyeCare America that connects the senior community with the eye care they need.

No Nursing Home for Us

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/13/2015 to Humor for Health
No nursing home for us. We are checking into the Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $200.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and feeble.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/13/2015 to Special Occasion
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.

Seniors and Hearing Loss

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/8/2015 to Free Health Resources
More than 28 million (3 in 10) senior Americans have a hearing loss that can be treated. In adults, hearing loss can create communication problems at work or at home, or cause social isolation in retirement. 

You may have a hearing loss if you.......

What Did We Do Without Spellcheckers on Our Computers?

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 10/6/2015 to Humor for Health
This is difficult to read unless you pronounce the words aloud or in your mind. But, all of the words are actually spelled correctly........

Memory Foam Uses for Orthopedic Conditions

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/29/2015 to Free Health Resources
As we age, we seem to suffer from a variety of "aches and pains," and we are constantly looking for relief - especially relief that doesn't come out of a pill bottle!

Do you have trouble sitting for extended periods of time, such as in front of your computer?

Is that favorite easy chair, that is soooo comfortable, actually causing you back and leg pain, but you don't know how to add the right cushioning to ease the problems?

How to Dispose of Unused Medications

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/25/2015 to Free Health Resources
Medications are an important part of staying well.  But, what do you do with expired, both prescription and over-the counter, medications and those that you no longer need to use? 

Can you be socially responsible and help out the 50 million people who need these over $5 billion of unused medications?  

What if you are forced by law to get rid of your own meds?

How to Restore your Car's Headlights

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/25/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Have you ever noticed the haze that tends to accumulate on your automobile headlights? 

As automobiles age, they are subject to the haze, fog, smear, or whatever you want to call it, that fogs up your vehicle's headlights after years and miles of driving. There are ways to get rid of the haze, which is really oxidation.

You can take the routes of expensive treatment, or you can use an effective home remedy.

Don't Mess with Women who Read

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/22/2015 to Humor for Health

A couple goes on vacation to a fishing resort in northern Minnesota. The husband likes to fish at the crack of dawn, while the wife likes to read.

One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.  Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.

She motors out a short distance, anchors, and continues to read her book. Along comes a game warden in his boat....


Oddities of the English Language

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/21/2015 to Humor for Health
We wonder why it is so difficult for non-English speakers to learn to speak the English language......

Such as...there is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple or pine in pineapple. And while no one knows what is in a hotdog

Home Care Scams Against Seniors

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/21/2015 to Free Financial Resources
As much as we detest the idea of trusted aides that take advantage of vulnerable seniors, the “disease” is rampant. This blog entry discusses the ways that some home health care nurses, aides and attendants have been scamming seniors.

Tips for cleaning hairs from a razor

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/10/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Do you use an electric or battery operated dry razor?  Don't you hate trying to clean the tiny hairs out of it?  

I got tired of having to take the blades apart, cleaning them and trying to get them put back together and aligned.....

I learned a trick to clean out my Norelco, but I imagine it will work just as well on non-rotary razors.

Tonto's parting words of advice to The Lone Ranger

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/9/2015 to Humor for Health
What were Tonto's parting words of advice to The Lone Ranger?

What special day this year falls on September 13, 2015?

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 9/9/2015 to Special Occasion
What special day this year falls on September 13, 2015? Give up? It's National Grandparents Day!

Politicians will make 2016 a horrible hurricane season!

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 8/24/2015 to Humor for Health
Professional weather watchers / guessers say that tropical storms and hurricanes feed off warm water and warm air. 

Well, next year's political season is already under way with all of the HOT AIR from the politicians heating up the air, yet the elections are over a year away.

Eyesight is not the only sense we lose......

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 8/24/2015 to Humor for Health
Arthur is 90 years old. He’s played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago.  

One day the arrives home looking downcast.  "That’s it," he tells his wife.  "I’m giving up golf.  My eyesight has gotten so bad.  Once I’ve hit the ball, I can’t see where it went."

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 8/20/2015 to Free Health Resources
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from a Physical Therapist's perspective:

One particular wrist injury which is seen increasingly more often by medical specialists is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This article will attempt to explain the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and why it is often implicated in hand and wrist dysfunctions.

Cures for Sunburn and Kitchen Burns

Posted by SenorS-SuperStoreS on 8/14/2015 to Free Safety Resources
Despite 'knowing better' many of us will suffer the pain and potential harm of at least one sunburn. 

If you are careful about your sun exposure, what about burns in the kitchen? Even if we are careful, we still occasionally 'get stung' by a burner, the oven, or a hot pot or pan.  Here are some solutions to help prevent kitchen burns and some unconventional treatment for burns.

Assistive Devices for Special Needs of Seniors

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 8/8/2015 to Free Health Resources
So, you've broken or sprained your ankle, or a wrist, or some other bone in your body. Or, you've been in a car accident, or undergone surgery and are feeling lousy. You are going to have wear a cast or splint for perhaps several weeks. It's going to completely ruin all your plans for the next couple of months - - you think

The National Council on Aging and BenefitsCheckUp.Org

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 8/6/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Surveys have shown that seniors spend more time online and finding more web resources such as medical and health information than ever before, but few utilize this non-profit tool.

Philosophical Ponderings on the Aging Process........

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 8/6/2015 to Humor for Health
Maybe a little "spicy", but a humorous look at aging is healthy if these make you smile - or even laugh a bit.....

I don't do drugs. I get the same effect just standing up fast.
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
I live in my own little world. But it's okay. They know me here.

Medicare Web Site Rates Nursing Homes

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 8/6/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Since 2002, the Federal government has maintained an online database aimed at educating those shopping for a nursing home. The database is designed to be user-friendly and is updated every three months.

16 Factors to Consider When Looking for a Nursing Home

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 8/6/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Here is a handy checklist of 16 points to use when considering nursing home care for ourselves or our loved ones.

I Love My Bed Buddy

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/28/2015 to Free Health Resources
I love my Bed Buddy. Actually, my wife doesn't mind and my Bed Buddy cuddles so well.

Noah in the 21st Century

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/24/2015 to Humor for Health
The story of Noah in modern times..... It is the 21st century and Noah lives in the United States. 

The Lord speaks to Noah and says: "In one year I am going to make it rain and cover the whole earth with water until all is destroyed. But I want you to save the righteous people and two of every kind of living thing on the earth. Therefore, I am commanding you to build an Ark."

Socks for Peripheral Neuropathy Foot Problems

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/22/2015 to Free Health Resources
What is peripheral neuropathy? Peripheral Neuropathy is a nerve condition that affects the arms, hands, legs, and (most often) the feet. The most common form of peripheral neuropathy is due to diabetes. 

As patients develop diabetic neuropathy, they have a greater risk of developing skin ulceration-like sores and infections. Areas of corns and calluses on the feet represent areas of excessive friction or pressure - often the result of friction of shoes and socks.

While peripheral neuropathy has no cure, carefully selected socks can provide comfort and needed protection.

Who Will Take Care of Mom?

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/21/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance Covers More than Nursing Home Care 

In helping your mother address her long term care needs, a few key questions you may want to ask: 
- Does mom understand what long term care means, and entails? 
- Will mom need financial assistance in the future with long term care? 
- Will mom need to care for her spouse in the future and need financial assistance?

Avoiding Back Pain While Traveling

Posted by SeniorS-SupoerStoreS on 7/13/2015 to Free Health Resources
With vacation calendars already blocked with trips to visit family and friends, and beach and the mountains, you may be concerned about how to handle your stiff or sore back on the road. And if you're like many travelers, you may be dreading the ride, sleeping in a strange bed and getting out of your usual exercise routine.

Email OOPS! - Humorous look at the risks of emails

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/13/2015 to Humor for Health
If you don't get a chuckle out of this humorous email story, then you may need some attention to your sense of humor!  After all, a good laugh is healthy. 

A couple from Minneapolis decided to go to Florida for a long weekend to thaw out during one particularly icy winter.

The Ins and Outs of Viaticals

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/11/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Did you know that you can sell the death benefit of your life insurance policy? Did you know that you can buy the life insurance benefit of someone else's policy? Although this sounds sort of morbid, there are some situations in which this makes some sense for some people.

Kegel Exercise to Reduce Incontinence and for More Pleasurable Intimacy

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/7/2015 to Free Health Resources
For millions of senior women in the US and worldwide, sexual satisfaction has all too often become an un-achievable fantasy. The effects of an impaired sex-life can mean loss of passion in the relationship, psychological disorders and depression. As a result, the sufferer feels both inadequate in her daily life as well as with her partner. 

From the physical standpoint, the problem may be a weakening of certain muscles. The same pelvic muscles help women better control their bladder and reduce incontinence.

Our Country Has Another Birthday on July 4th

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/2/2015 to Special Occasion

Despite all of the problems the naysayers, the complainers and the media point out about our government, we know there are many, many great things going for the US....we wouldn’t trade our country for any other..... 

Things we should be thankful for about our nation:

July 6 Recognition May Gain Some Traction in America

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 7/2/2015 to Special Occasion
July 6 each year has gained a new distinction here in the US as in other countries.  But, few Americans realize it or celebrate it.

Logic would say that this would be recognized on Valentine's Day, but it's not.

Fire Safety for the Mobility Impaired

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/27/2015 to Free Safety Resources
While most of our discussions address issues of interest to seniors, this is not just a concern of seniors and the elderly.

For purposes of this discussion, the United States Fire Administration defines a "mobility impairment" as a disability that impairs or alters the mobility of any individual in a fire emergency.

How a Care Giver can Prepare for Emergencies

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/26/2015 to Free Safety Resources
If you are charged with the care of an aging individual, there are several steps you can take safeguard against your elderly one falling victim to an in-home emergency.

Heat Therapy vs. Cold Therapy for Weekend Warrior Injuries

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/26/2015 to Free Health Resources

This is the last installment of a 4 part series dealing with common problems that we seniors face as we get involved with occasional activities that may tend to cause injuries.

Whether we are involved in age-appropriate athletic endeavors, household chores, gardening, or working in our yards, we surely will suffer some degree of weekend warrior malady at some time.

The question that comes up is whether to treat it with heat or cold. Hot and Cold therapies are the two most common forms of non invasive and non addictive therapies that can be used to treat aches, pains, or injury.

You Can't Mess with the Experts Humorous look at married life

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/25/2015 to Humor for Health
Here is another of our Bits of Wit for seniors since a laugh is good for our health.

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. The next week, the man realized that he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.......

Weekend Warrior Injuries Among Seniors - Part 3

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/25/2015 to Free Health Resources

This is the third part of a 4 part series dealing with common problems that seniors face as they get involved with occasional activities that may tend to cause injuries. 

In this installment we continue this discussion of weekend warrior injuries by looking at some treatments that are available for the aging population who might occasionally over-do-it.

Recipe for Safe Cooking - How to Avoid Kitchen Fire

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/25/2015 to Free Safety Resources
Ingredients for a Safe Cooking Experience - How to Avoid Kitchen Fire. A recipe that should be included in every cookbook......

Weekend Warrior Injuries Among Seniors - Part 2

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/22/2015 to Free Health Resources
This is the second of a 4 part series dealing with common problems that weekend warrior seniors face as we get involved with occasional activities that may tend to cause injuries. Here, we discuss runner's knee, shin splints, iliotibial band pain, sprained ankles and achilles tendon.

Weekend Warrior Injuries Among Seniors - Part 1

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/19/2015 to Free Health Resources
This is the first of a 4 part series dealing with common problems that seniors face as we get involved with occasional activities that may tend to cause injuries. This installment identifies a few of the problems that we may face, with some ideas about how to reduce the frequency and / or severity. 

Hope and Help for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/19/2015 to Free Health Resources
Alzheimer's is a progressive neurological disorder, usually found among seniors and the elderly, causing severe loss of higher intellectual functioning. 

Until very recently, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's was basically a diagnosis of the beginning of the end. Now, however, amazing and dramatic advances have been made in the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's. 

Do NOT Return Area Code 809 Calls!

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/18/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Do NOT Return Area Code 809 Calls!  A call from the U.S. to the 809 area code can be as high as $24.50 per minute.  Find out how this scam works........

A Hospital Responds to Budget Cuts

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/18/2015 to Humor for Health
A Hospital Responds to Budget Cuts - A bit of humor is good for our health.....We cannot escape the constant news about the costs of health care and ways that the government and insurers are reducing what physicians and hospitals are being paid. Here is a different take on the issue.......

Seniors! Avoid "Do Not Call" Scams

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/18/2015 to Free Financial Resources
Seniors! Avoid "Do Not Call" Scams - Have you received a call from a company inviting you to register for the national "Do Not Call" list?  What about a call asking to confirm your registration on a "Do Not Call" registry? If so, you may be the target of a scam....

Butchering the English Language

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/18/2015 to Humor for Health
Butchering the English Language - Hopefully you will find these letters to state welfare departments amusing since a good laugh is good for our health.  

Seniors, Beat the Heat

Posted by SeniorS-SuperStoreS on 6/15/2015 to Free Health Resources
When temperatures soar, we all try to beat the heat. If we are lucky, we can stay in air-conditioned areas or make use of local pools or lakes to stay comfortable. But whether it's heat exhaustion or sunburn, summertime heat can prevent you from doing what you need or want to do. So how do seniors avoid complications of the heat?