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Archive for October 2011

Blessings! has a NEW LOOK!

www.blessingsforseniors.com Blessings! For Seniors has been working hard the last several months to create a new look. Our new website is now available for viewing. We have found most websites today, including our old site, try to do too much and as a result are cluttered and confusing. We decided to take a minimalist approach, providing the basic…

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A Helping Hand, Paid on Commission-Internet Referral Services

www.blessingsforseniors.com Contributed By PAULA SPAN Let’s say you are wading into the deep water. You think your parent or another older relative needs more care, perhaps at home, perhaps in an assisted living facility or other residence. You don’t know where to turn, which places or agencies to consider. Online, you find a referral service…

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Veterans Benefits – Are You Missing Out?

www.blessingsforseniors.com The total veteran population in the United States has reached nearly 23 million, with almost 40 percent of those over the age of 65 (www.va.gov, 2011).  When compared to every other country in the world, the United States offers the most comprehensive benefits system for assisting veterans, yet only about 36 percent of veterans…

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Baby Boomers Are Decidedly Saving More

    What will retirement be like for the Baby Boomer generation? Known for a spendthrift attitude of  “live for today” and not a frugal “save for tomorrow” mindset, many baby boomers have not saved for retirement. Therefore, they feel they are not in a comfortable long-term financial position. According to a March 2011 Associated…

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What Senior Men Can Do About “Male Menopause”

    Usually when people talk about hormonal changes, the spotlight is on women and menopause. However, as men age, they experience a “male menopause” or “andropause” – a decline in their testosterone hormone levels. Beginning at age 30, men lose testosterone at a rate of 1% per year. Even though this is gradual, by…

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Blessings! Blog

Welcome to the first Blessings! Blog.   Future blogs will discuss eldercare issues and the role of the family caregiver.  We are looking forward to livley interactive discussions and the ability to learn from family caregivers and the loved ones who are cared for.  Learn more by visiting our website: www.blessingsforseniors.com

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You Are Not Alone (Y.A.N.A.)!

The City of Goodyear Police Department’s Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) will be implementing a free program called You Are Not Alone (YANA) for its senior residents. The program is designed to provide regular telephone calls and home visits to seniors with limited family or community contacts. It will also take incoming telephone calls from…

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