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  • Navigating Life After a Parkinson’s Diagnosis with an Aging Life Care Professional


    by Samantha Colaianni on April 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Professional April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. When an individual is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it can be all consuming and take over as the focus of life. However, with some excellent coaching, it is easy to […]

  • Navigating the Overwhelming Options of Long-Term Care


    by Samantha Colaianni on March 28, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Navigating the Overwhelming Options of Long-Term Care by Nicole Amico Kane, MSW, LICSW, CMC We are an aging nation.  Since 2011, baby boomers have been turning 65 at an average rate of 10,000 per day.  This will continue until 2030.  And we are living longer.  Fortunately, we […]

  • Long-Term Care – Partnering with an Aging Life Care Manager®


    by Samantha Colaianni on March 21, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    by Frances Mir MSN, RN, CMC Planning for long-term care as one continues to age can become a process that requires research, pre-planning, and financial overview. The good news is that there are opportunities for seeking a range of services and working collaboratively with professionals who can […]

  • The Anatomy of an Appetite: Aging and Our Relationship to Food


    by Samantha Colaianni on March 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM Many of life’s events involve food. From the grandest of celebrations to the smallest of gatherings, there is always a place for food. As an Aging Life Care Professional®, I recall a wonderful get together this care manager had organized to celebrate a […]

  • Finding What Matters as We Age


    by Samantha Colaianni on March 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    by Harisa Paco, MSW, LSWAIC, CMC The work of care managers is in itself rewarding. On a day to day basis, we play a large role in the lives of our clients and their families. We’re gifted with the opportunity to help those in need, to help improve the quality of life for the clients … […]

  • Heart and Brain Health: Do One New Thing for Three Weeks


    by Samantha Colaianni on March 1, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    By Keri Pollock A new year is upon us and with it usually comes a resolution to get healthier. We so earnestly want to engage in life improvements, yet, they have a way of falling to the wayside. Take heart! (Pun intended). You can start fresh any time of year. Not convinced? Here are some … […]

  • Living a Heart-Healthy Life…With a Scoop of Ice Cream


    by Samantha Colaianni on February 28, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    By Miriam Zucker, LMSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM Although American Heart Month is about to end, heart disease among adult seniors shows no signs of letting up. In fact, it is the number one cause of death in older adults and has been for the last two decades. According to Dr. Jeannette Yuen, a […]

  • Keeping Love in Your Life as a Caregiver


    by Samantha Colaianni on February 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    By:  Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, Aging Life Care Professional I am going to give you some tips to keep love the focus throughout your entire life and not let the challenges of aging get in the way, keeping in mind that love is the most important factor in the lives of millions of […]

  • Tips to Stay Safe During the Severe Polar Vortex Weather


    by Samantha Colaianni on January 31, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    As the polar vortex descends on the US, many people are being confronted by cold weather they have never experienced before.  All of this greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly, especially when weather events strike unexpectedly or with speed. Here are some tips from the […]

  • Don’t Wait for a Crisis: Ways to Create an Aging Plan Now


    by Samantha Colaianni on January 10, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    It’s easy to put off planning for a parent or loved one’s care when that person is still healthy and able to care for themselves. Rather than wait for a crisis to strike, take time to plan for how you can maintain your loved one’s  safety and quality of life. Here are five […]