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Can Senior Living Help Your Marriage?

These Couples Say Yes

Posted On 08 Feb 2018 . By : 
    Harold and Lois Greene still get around pretty well, considering he’s 92 years old and she’s 86. Harold sometimes needs a cane to walk and Lois’s hands shake a bit from Parkinson’s disease. The couple stays active, though, thanks to moving into a senior living community in Arizona about eight months ago.

The 9 Signs of Hidden Depression

How to help a person that has developed hidden depression – If you notice that one of your loved ones or someone close to you has developed one or more of the symptoms that we mentioned here, the best solution is to talk to them first and offer help, try to talk about the things that are bothering them and remove the masks. In such a conversation it is important not to try to minimize the value of the person’s problems or joke about them in order to ease the situation, but take them seriously – try to genuinely help them, by really touching on the problems they’re dealing with and not with empty words like “cheer up,” “just relax,” or “stop acting like that.” In any case, if the person in front of you refuses to talk, don’t try to force them, but keep an eye on their behavior. Be attentive, and let the person dealing with the problem feel that you are here for them.     From BabaMail

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By March 30th – Seeking Nominees for Stroke – Courage Award

Nebraska State Stroke Association Seeks Nominees for Courage Award

The Nebraska State Stroke Association (NSSA) is seeking nominations for its Stephanie Wever Courage Award, which honors a Nebraska stroke survivor who exemplifies courage in overcoming the effects of stroke.

Stephanie Wever, a stroke survivor and former NSSA board member, died December 25, 2015, at age 32. She was dedicated to raising awareness of strokes and her rare gene defect, ACTA2.
Keith Fickenscher of Lincoln was the 2017 recipient.

The award will be presented in May during Stroke Awareness Month. For more information, contact NSSA at 402-484-8131 or hello@nebraskastroke.org.

The deadline for nominations is March 30. Nomination forms are at www.NebraskaStroke.org.

Or click here for download —> https://nebraskastroke.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Stephanie-Wever-Award-Nomination-Form-2018.pdf

 

About NSSA – Founded in 1985,  the Nebraska State Stroke Association is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to serve Nebraskans through stroke prevention, education, advocacy, and support services. www.NebraskaStroke.org.

The application for is easy.

Stephanie Wever Courage Award Nomination Form
Nominee’s Name: _____________________________________________________
Nominee’s City: _______________________________________________________
Name of Nominator (Organization or Individual): _____________________________
Phone Number of Nominator: ____________________________________________
Email of Nominator: ____________________________________________________
Address of Nominator: __________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________
Please include a nomination letter addressing some or all of the following (up to 800 words):

  •  Brief description of nominee’s experience with stroke
  •  Examples of the nominee’s courage or persistence in overcoming challenges related to stroke
  •  Explain why the nominee should be selected as a Stephanie Wever Courage Award recipient?
  •  If relevant, what volunteer work has the nominee done in support of other stroke survivors?

Parent / Guardian Name if Nominee is a Child: ______________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Address: ____________________________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Phone: ______________________________________________
Parent / Guardian’s Email: _______________________________________________

Stay Calm You When You’re Anxious

8 Questions That’ll Help Calm You When You’re Anxious

1. “What evidence do I have that my fear will materialize?”
2. “What are the best, worst, and most realistic scenarios that can play out?”

3. “Based on past experience, how will I cope with this frightening situation in the end?”

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4. “Am I worrying just to worry?

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5. “Is my health actually in danger?”

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7. “Why do I feel so anxious?”
8. “What is the story I create for myself?”
It is much easier to talk about these tips than to do them because anxiety can be a hugely destructive force, but if you are willing to challenge your thoughts and ask the right questions, you may be able to see things differently and calm yourself. This is what experts recommend, and it will help you deal with worrying situations in a more positive and beneficial way than giving in to your fears and anxiety.

The Safest Cars for Seniors

This is a great article. Please read it all here. https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-safest-cars-for-seniors/
 – keith —–> . Posted On 05 Jan 2018 By : 

(…) I wasn’t able to back it up and look to see things behind me. My neck doesn’t turn as well as it used to, and my peripheral vision is not as good as it used to be, either.”

(…) There have never been so many senior drivers on the roads as there are today and their numbers are growing: in 2015, there were 50% more drivers over age 65 than there were in 1999, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

With these large numbers comes an increased need for vehicles that make driving easier while keeping seniors– and other people on America’s roads – safe. The good news is cars have never been safer than they are today. The bad news is with so many cars on the market, the process of finding the right one can be daunting.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-safest-cars-for-seniors/

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AGING PARTNERS EVENTS JANUARY 1 THROUGH JANUARY 7

Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from January 1 through January 7:

Monday, January 1 – ALL AGING PARTERS OFFICES AND SENIOR CENTERS ARE CLOSED FOR THE NEW YEAR’S DAY HOLIDAY

Tuesday, January 2

  • Chair Tai Chi, Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center – 9:45 a.m.
  • BINGO, Lake Street Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • BINGO, Belmont Senior Center – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 3

  • Blood pressure screenings by Homestead Rehabilitation Center nurses, Northeast Senior Center – 9 a.m.
  • BINGO, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • Musical performance by The Unpaid Bills, Lake Street Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • BINGO, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • BINGO, JoAnn Maxey Center – 11:30 a.m.
  • 10-Point Pitch and Bridge, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, January 4

  • “Surfing the Internet” introductory class, Northeast Senior Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • Musical performance by “Jumpin’ Kate” Logan, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • Lincoln City Libraries’ Bookmobile visit, Lake Street Senior Center – noon

Friday, January 5

  • Musical performance by Fine Wine, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • 10-point Pitch, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Blood pressure screenings by Waverly Care Center nurses, Waverly Senior Center – 1 p.m.
  • BINGO, Waverly Senior Center – 1 p.m.

Senior Center Meal Schedule (reservations required two working days in advance):

  • Belmont Senior Center (402-441-7990):  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
  • Bennet Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
  • Downtown Senior Center (402-441-7154):  Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Firth Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Mondays at 11:30 a.m.
  • Hickman Senior Center (402-792-2006):  Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • JoAnn Maxey Senior Center (402-441-7849):  Wednesdays and Fridays at noon
  • Lake Street Senior Center (402-441-7157):  Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Northeast Senior Center (402-441-7151):  Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Waverly Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

Location addresses:

  • Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center, 233 S. 10th St.
  • Asian Senior Center, 144 N. 44th St., Suite A
  • Belmont Senior Center, 1234 Judson St.
  • Bennet Senior Center, 970 Monroe St.
  • Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” St.
  • Firth Senior Center, 311 Nemaha St.
  • Hickman Senior Center, 300 E. 3rd St.
  • JoAnn Maxey Senior Center, 2032 “U” St.
  • Lake Street Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St.
  • Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave.
  • Waverly Senior Center, 14410 Folkestone St.

For information on classes or to register, call 402-441-7575.  Roundtrip transportation is available for senior center meals and activities in Lincoln only by calling the centers directly (phone numbers listed in meal schedule).  For more information on senior center events and activities, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: My Center News) or call 402-441-7158.

Jensen handyman services – Especially for Seniors

Jensen handyman services offers a wide variety of home repairs like plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, flooring and custom fixes and workarounds. 30 years of experience reasonably priced references 402-560-4985
I also have a website https://jensenhandyman.com/  Find out a little bit more about me. 
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