That Grab Bar Guy Bringing Safety to Your Home

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That Grab Bar Guy is a locally owned, family-run business dedicated to helping everyone live more safely in his or her own homes. The company sells and installs grab bars, hand showers and home safety products.In 2003, Tim Ryder, the founder, was injured in a fall at home and he required surgery. While recovering at … Continued

Having Trouble Getting in & out of the Bath?

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Tubcut has the answers Whether from injury or aging, getting in and out of a bathtub can be challenging. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a bathroom renovation, you can easily convert your tub into a walk-in shower with the TubcuT® Company. The tubcut® is the original tub to shower conversion, and it helps … Continued

Monmouth Crossing Freehold, NJ Celebrates its 20th Year Anniversary

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This past February, Monmouth Crossing staff and residents celebrated its 20th year in operation. Located in Freehold Township, Monmouth Crossing, part of the Centrastate Healthcare System, just received its 8th consecutive Advanced Standing Distinction Award from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Health Care Association of New Jersey. The Advanced … Continued

The Importance of Don’t Fall

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By, Lauren Kolacki According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three million older people are treated in emergency departments, each year, for fall injuries. The continuing dispute regarding these statistics is that, of these people, many of them don’t inquire about fall preventatives until they are visiting recommended physical therapy post-accident. For 31 … Continued

Saving for Retirement Is Important for Your Financial Health

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If your employer has a 401(k) plan and you don’t contribute to it, you’re walking away from one of the best deals out there. Ask your employer if they have a 401(k) plan (or similar plan) and sign up today. If you’re already contributing, try to increase your contribution. If your employer doesn’t offer a … Continued

Caring Connections

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By, Lauren Kolacki As Sheli Monacchio attended another networking event, she couldn’t help but think, “There has to be a more efficient way to bring professionals together for the right reasons.” The issue with these events is that by the time the group got through formalities and introductions, there was not enough time to make … Continued

Older Driver Safety

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IF YOU’RE A FAMILY CAREGIVER: CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE TALKING TO AN OLDER DRIVER Getting older does not necessarily mean a person’s driving days are over. But it’s important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. NHTSA offers free material to help you learn more about how to … Continued

Super-Agers

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By, Lauren Kolacki Erik Erikson was a Psychologist known for his theory of psychosocial development. This is an eight-step theory that analyzes situations that happen to us at certain ages, which contribute to the person we eventually become. “Ego In- tegrity vs. Despair” is the eighth and final stage of Erikson’s theory, where an individual … Continued

Did You Know? Physical Guidelines that Are the Same for Adults and Older Adults

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Regular physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Adults ages 65 years and older gain substantial health benefits from regular physical activity, and these benefits continue to occur throughout their lives. Promoting physical activity for older adults is especially important because this population is the least physically active of any age group. For adults aged … Continued