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Tai Chi: A Fabulous Way To Reduce Stress and Improve Balance

If you're like me, always looking for ways to maintain my physical health, then you're probably aware of Tai Chi.

Gift Cards are NOT just for Procrastinators
Contrary to popular belief gift cards are not just for procrastinators- They make a great holiday gifts.
Great (Caring) Gifts for Great Caregivers (And yes, count yourself in!)

Whether it's a paid or family caregiver, it's hard to imagine a more difficult and often stressful job.

Hurricane Season Is Here: Be Ready For The Unexpected.

Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 through November 30- and stretches from the Florida Keys to the top of M

Better Than Ever: Take a Tour of Seniority Matters Improved Website

I’m excited to share my updated and improved website with you. Let me give you a brief tour.

Check On Your Parents This Holiday Season

The holidays are often the only time of year when the extended family gets together, and those occasions offer you an

Simple Solutions for Diminishing Anxiety Levels in Dementia Patients

Nearly 90% of dementia cases exhibit behavioral changes such as apathy, agitation, anxiety, delusions, and to a lesse

Important Questions To Ask When Selecting A Home Care Agency

Selecting a Home Healthcare Agency can be a difficult task. It's not your typical business transaction.

Keeping Your New Year Resolutions With The "New Years Shuffle"

Every year I make New Years' Resolutions, and every year I come back to this

CHEFS for SENIORS: Let your own personal chef do all the work

Imagine having just the meals you want, prepared just the way you like, without having to do any of the shopping, coo

how to Start Helping Aging Parents: What You Must Know

How do you know if your parents need help?

Do You Like Exercising in your Home? Try These Online Exercise Resources

Some type of daily exercise routine is so important for our physical as well as emotional well-being.  When crea

Getting Peace of Mind with I AM FINE

We spent a lot of time worrying about our children as they grew up.

Give A Techie Gift This Year

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the dilemma of finding great gifts for loved ones and friends. 

Step-by-Step Guide for Selecting A Medicare Care Drug (Part D) Plan

It’s Medicare Open Enrollment time (October 15 - December 7)!  Maybe it’s because many of us are nearing Medicar

Hospice Care in South Florida

I receive a lot of inquiries about Hospice so I thought a quick post was in order.

Stay Connected: Technology Will Impact How We Age

I was thrilled to be used as a resource for a recent article by Ana Veciana-Suarez in the Miami Herald on the impact

The Residences: A New Assisted Living Facility In Miami

If you or your parents are considering moving to an assisted living facility (ALF), you’ll want to add 

Protecting Your Parents (and Yourself) From Identity Thieves

Identity thieves and other criminals often prey on aging seniors.


The National Federation of the Blind estimates there are nearly 7 million sight impaired people living in the US.

My Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas For Seniors

Tis already the season -- and our older family members are always the most difficult to buy presents for.

Gift Ideas That Will Get A Couch Potato Moving

Is this the year that your friend/spouse/parent will finally get moving?

Know Your Loved Ones Wishes In The Case Of Serious Illness Or Incapacity

It happens all too often: families come to see me, distressed, because they don’t know what to do when their loved on

Vitas Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Groups In Miami-Dade County

Here's an updated list of Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups (English AND Spanish) in Miami that are offered by Vit

Does Your Parents' Doctor Still Make The Grade?

Breaking up with your physician, someone who’s been there for you for a long time - maybe decades - isn’t easy.

Helping Our Parents Combat Loneliness

Over the past three years, I've spoken with hundreds of family caregivers who are concerned about a parent's loneline

The Time To Talk Is Now

Remember all those times your parents sat you down for “a talk?” Well, now it’s your turn.

Exercising Over The Holiday Season

It's no wonder that people complain about gaining weight over the holiday season.

Finally A Company That Can Answer Your Medicare Questions.

Does the word Medicare make you feel uneasy? If so, you can be sure you're not alone.

Take A Stress Break With Online Guided Meditations

The physical act of meditation, sitting still and quieting the mind by focusing on your breath or a phrase, sounds so

Having Trouble Finding A Geriatric Physician For An Aging Relative?

Are you having trouble finding a geriatric physician for an aging relative? You're not alone.

Ten Tips For Traveling With Aging Relatives

It's inevitable that we develop some limitations as we age --so being prepared and taking them into consideratio

The Healthy Way To Boost Your Energy

It’s not unusual to feel lethargic once in a while, especially if you’ve had a poor night sleep, or you’ve been under

Getting Fit Without Getting Hurt

You're committed to getting in shape or to restarting a long-abandoned fitness routine.

What I Wish I Knew: The Importance Of Having A Trusted Resource While Being A Caregiver

It’s been nearly two years since my father died, and I ceased being an active caregiver.

Exercises For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Can Help Relieve Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  (CTS) occurs when the median nerve that controls sensation and movement in the thumb and

How And When To Take Supplements

In our haste to get out the door in the morning, many supplement users reach for their day’s worth of calcium, vitami

Deducting Mom And Dad: Tax Tips For Caregivers

This post first appeared in the Miami Herald on March 4, 2012.

Preventing Hand And Wrist Problems

Hand pain has many causes, including injury and disease.

The First Steps In Getting Help For Your Parent

It's hard enough for caregivers and their loved ones to agree that some additional help is needed.

A Step-by-Step Guide On Giving Power Of Attorney For Healthcare

My father has nine lives. He’s cheated death - and astounded doctors who gave him weeks to live - numerous times.

Why A Chiropractor May Be The Answer For You

So what do I do for an aching neck or back? I usually have a therapeutic massage or a chiropractic treatment.

Meet Candice Brown, RN: A Certified Geriatric Care Manager And A Very Welcomed Addition To Our Provider Directory

It's no secret that I feel very strongly about Geriatric Care Managers (GCM's) and how important they can be in senio

Stay Limber!

Staying limber is so important.....and so easy!

Massage Therapy: So Many Types---So Many Benefits

Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing arts and is found in most cultures around the world. There are so m

Everything Is Negotiable

Have you ever bought a car without haggling over the sticker price? Or paid “asking price” for a house?

Books By Mail Program Delivers

Anxious to kick back with the latest James Patterson thriller?

Here's Your Chance To SHINE

Navigating the mind-boggling maze of Medicare and Medicaid rules is daunting.

When Good Herbs Have Bad Reactions

I’m sure you’ve heard this: Herbal remedies are all natural, so they must be safe.

The Benefits Of Exercise For Alzheimer's Patients

The other day I went to visit a friend who has Alzheimer's Disease at her Assisted Living Facility.

The Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia

I am often asked to explain the difference between Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Dementia.

Are Your Meds Making You Sick?

What if a book really could save your life. Would you buy it?” 

Need To De-stress? Try Reiki

Reiki is a japanese healing modality that helps one relax and reduce stress.

Do You Have Enough Fiber In Your Diet?

Adequate fiber intake is linked to a lower risk of disease.

Falling Off The Exercise Wagon: Tips For Getting Back On

So you'd been working out regularly for six months and then took that wonderful vacation in Barcelona for two and a h

Are You Ready To Be A Caregiver?

If you’re a caregiver you know just how stressful it can be, especially in the beginning when you feel so overwhelmed

Learn How To Love Exercise!

Many people complain that they don't have time to exercise. That's usually not the truth, though.

Do You Have The Bedtime Blues?

Sleep is essential to maintaining both physical and mental health.

Eat This For That: 100 Best Foods For Women

I found a terrific list of 100 healthful foods that every woman should include in her diet.

How To Get Into A Good Fitness Routine

Fitness is one of the greatest things you can do for your health.

South Florida Easter Seals: A Gem For Alzheimer's Patients & Their Caregivers

We get many calls from Caregivers inquiring about Adult Day Care services for their family members with Memory Disord

Should You Join A Gym OR Train At Home?

This is the second of a two-part blog.

It's All About The Butt

One of my lovely clients asked me why women’s butts flatten out as we age.

The Benefits Of The Stability Exercise Ball

The Swiss ball, also known as the stability ball, gymball and physioball, was invented in Italy in 1963 as a toy.

New Research Shows That Soy Doesn't Prevent Bone Loss Or Help With Menopause Symptoms

Women who consume soy supplements thinking…hoping… that they will help reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms such a

Now You Can Have A Dose Of Flax Seed In Your Coffee

Take a walk through your local super market, and you’ll be surprised to see just how many products contain flax seed,

When It Comes To Heart Health, Know Your Numbers!

The number of women who have heart attacks increases dramatically once you turn 55, especially after menopause.

Feet Hurt? What You Can Do For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (PLANT-er fash-EYE-tis) causes a stabbing-like pain in the heel of the foot.

Extra Inspiration That Keeps Us Working Out!

Do you sometimes need extra inspiration to keep working out? I do too.

Our Thoughts On Assisted Living Facilities Here In Florida

Recently the Miami Herald published an excellent series "

Overcoming The Negative Effects Of Too Much Sitting

Seniority Matters note: Sibyl's blogpost is so timely, and serves as a great response to the rece

So Many Reasons To Consider Doing Yoga

Why would you want to twist yourself like a pretzel? According to the Yoga Alliance, there are many good reasons:

Anyone Can Exercise...Even Those With Fibromyalgia

About two percent of the population in the United States has a condition known as fibromyalgia.

Indulge Your Cravings For Chocolate Guilt Free

Valentines Day or not, chocolate is most everyone’s favorite treat and lately it has attained the status, along with

A Great And Easy Aerobic Exercise ---Swimming

In Florida, we don’t have to look far to find a good place to exercise.

Is Pilates Right For You?

This blog post was written by my daughter, Amber Yancey (photo left).

Osteoporosis: Can We Prevent It?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break easily.

Talk About A Service Provider That Can Really Make Our Lives Easier...A Daily Money Manager

Identifying and enrolling providers for our users has been one of the most challenging yet gratifying parts of develo

Fear Of Falling

September 23 is National Fall Prevention Day.

Fear Of Falling

September 23 is National Fall Prevention Day.

Just Get Moving!

Why fitness now?  

It All Starts With The Core

The core muscles are the large muscle groups of the back, abdomen, hips and pelvis.