- Your Health: The benefits for older adults in yoga
- Your Money: Paying off credit cards
- Lifestyle: Say hello to my roommate
- Tech stuff: VR not just for kids
- Coffee Anyone?
- 65+ and Famous (and almost famous)
- Educational presentations worth an inside look
Here is a sampling of highlighted events taking place in Eastern Connecticut. Thank you ECCC for being community focused!
Traveling is fun, but it also takes a lot of thinking and planning. Where will you go? Where will you stay? How will you get there? What will you do for food? If international, will your phone work? What activities are you doing? Will they be dangerous? What if something happens and you get sick or hurt?
For that last question, we have a helpful solution: travel insurance.
Knowing their preferences can help eliminate later accusations such as, "Why didn't anybody tell me?" At the same time, it's a burden on a stressed caregiver to have to make a dozen phone calls every time there's a new symptom. Clarifying which circumstances warrant information helps everyone.
Try saying, "Look, Dad's health is stable right now, and this isn't any fun to bring up, but there's bound to be another change in his condition. If that happens, it would help me -- and you -- for me to know whether I should call you. What are your preferences: Do you want me to tell you every time he has a fever or urinary tract infection, just report what happens when we see the doctor, or only let you know about true emergencies when I'd like your input?"
Work out a communication chain to pass along updates, if you haven't already; it helps everyone. You only need to make one call, instead of 20. If you're dealing with relatives eager to know all the details as they happen, consider using e-mail updates, which you can send at your convenience, to convey subtle changes and other information about your loved one." 2017 Caring, Inc.
Medicare…Don’t go through it Alone!
Free Information from your CT resident and Medicare Advocate –
Tiff Bush (203)623-6279
Here are 2 new details about Medicare that most people don’t know yet:
Stay tuned next month for information on the Medicare Open Enrollment period to begin 10/15/17.
Dealing with challenges can take a lot of endurance. Most individuals share these experiences and you can’t avoid them but there is something you can do about this unwelcome endurance test. Here are the details discussed in depth by author Bryan Golden from The Residence newsletter.
• Foster a victim mentality
• Become paralyzed by fear
• Let others make decisions for you
• Forget to ask friends and family for help
• Take your loved one’s symptoms personally
Other Challenges Covered:
• Keep things in perspective
• Learn from your past. You don’t have to relive it.
• Focus on what you have, not what you are lacking.
• There are situations where you have to cut lose and move on
• Anything worthwhile takes effort
• Identifying Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease
• Prepare as early as possible
• Ask for help – and don’t isolate yourself
• Consider hospice care
• Adjust medications
• Deal with grief when it appears
To review all click/tap here.
oyster. Sickness and disease happens to people, but we think, "No, it could never happen to us." As youth, we see the world through prism-colored lenses; as older folks, we see the world through realistic lenses. Anything can happen, so what do we do?
A publication of Golden Horizons Elder Care Services, Inc.
***Special Edition of Golden Nuggets featuring Tiff Bush.***
Who is Patricia “Tiff” Bush?
Born and raised in S. Meriden, CT, Tiff is the third oldest of 8 siblings. From an early age, she gravitated toward seniors, particularly her great uncles. She has channeled her care for elders into insurance, specializing in Medicare plans.
Tiff’s passion for helping people and her knowledge of the health insurance industry led her to found her company, Insurance with T. Now celebrating 12 years in business, Tiff continues to bring her empathy and expertise together, providing education and stellar
recommendations to all her clients.
Tiff resides in CT with her husband, Mike Bush, and three children, Mike Jr., Mason and Teague.
***To learn more about Tiff and Insurance with T, read our interview with her on page 2, and visit her website: www.insurancewitht.com
About the Author
Golden Horizons Elder Care Services are registered with the State of CT as a Homemaker-Companion Agency. The well-being of the aging is their primary purpose. Your loved ones are in caring hands with Golden Horizons. Golden Horizons' offices are located in Old Saybrook, and Groton, Connecticut, USA.