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Ideas for Giving an Experience Gift to a Senior Loved One This Holiday Season

Gift shopping for a senior who seems to have everything is a challenge many adult children and family members face during the holidays. Seniors often downsize their homes and belongings during retirement and aren’t interested in acquiring more “stuff.” Spending time with loved ones is what usually becomes more valued with age.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It marks the day in 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched an attack on the U.S. Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On that day, 353 Japanese aircraft launched air assaults that resulted in eight U.S. Navy battleships being damaged or sunk.

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How to Lighten up Your Thanksgiving Menu When a Loved One Is on a Restricted Diet

Thanksgiving is typically a day to pause and give thanks for life’s many blessings. Many older adults gather with friends and family to enjoy a traditional meal. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the holiday’s traditional menu choices aren’t very healthy.

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How You Can Honor a Loved One Who Served This Veterans Day

Veterans are our nation’s heroes. They proved their loyalty by selflessly serving in the military and fighting to preserve our freedoms. On November 11 each year, our nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Whether they are part of what has been dubbed the “greatest generation” or fought in Vietnam, it’s important to show them we remember and appreciate their service.

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Ideas for Celebrating Grandparents Day

Grandparents play a vital role in many families. A grandparent can be a confidant, a source of unconditional love, and a resource for learning and exploring. Research also shows that children who have a grandparent involved in their life in a positive way develop healthy attitudes about aging.

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The History Behind Labor Day

The Labor Day holiday is celebrated each year on the first Monday in September. For many people, it is a three-day weekend that marks the end of the summer. It is celebrated with barbecues, picnics, and parades in towns all across the county.

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How to Celebrate the Older Adults in Your Life

The myths and misconceptions about older adults are too numerous to count. They range from false ideas about seniors and technology to the stereotype that older adults are lonely and grumpy. Spend time at a senior center or a retirement community, and you’ll see otherwise.

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Late-Summer Book Suggestions for Grandparents to Enjoy with the Grandkids

Summer vacation often means grandparents and grandchildren have more time to spend together. It provides both age groups with an opportunity to relax and bond across the generations. If your grandkids will be heading to your house for a visit soon, you might find yourself worrying about what activities you can do together.

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