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Three Easy Ways to Help Mother Nature

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2019 1:33:13 PM / by FirstLantic posted in sustainable living, buy local, seniors sustainable living, environmentally responsible seniors, global warming, goodhuman, greenhouse gas, seniors eating less meat, protecting our planet, #environmental responsibility, #sustainability

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Did you know:

•  There is one garbage truck of plastic dumped into the ocean every minute?

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Jetsetting Pets!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 10, 2019 1:32:05 PM / by FirstLantic posted in jetsetting pets, pet travel, luxury pet travel, traveling with pets, pet festivals, pet spas, vanderpump dogs, vanderpump dog foundation

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For those of us that love to travel, it can be hard to leave our furry friends at home. They always seem to give you that look that says, “how could you??.” Well, it seems the tourism industry is waking up to the fact that a lot of us consider our pets family, but we don’t necessarily want to stay at a roadside motel when we bring them along. Finally, you and your four-legged friends can travel without sacrificing any of the accoutrements. From doggie massages to herbal teas, FirstLantic has created the definitive guide to traveling in style with Rover or Miss Kitty.

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Fall for Autumn — 10 Ways to Take Advantage of the Season

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2019 11:40:50 AM / by FirstLantic posted in fall ideas, baby boomer fall ideas, fall foliage drive, fall season ideas, pumpkin carving tips

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We hear you – Labor Day signifies the end of summer. Say good-bye to pool time (unless you live in Florida), the longer days and the slower pace. But there is no reason to despair because FirstLantic is here to provide 10 ideas for amazing things you can take advantage of only in the fall. So, say good-bye to summer but fall hard for Autumn with your family and friends!

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Three Ways Seniors are Taking Advantage of Gap Years

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 27, 2019 1:29:30 PM / by FirstLantic posted in seniors traveling for good, servas.org, roadscholar.org, baby boomers traveling abroad, baby boomer gap year, passion passport

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In our blog last week, we talked about getting away from it all but we were focused mainly on vacation travel. But what if we told you that plenty of people over 50 are taking off a lot more time than just a normal two-week vacation? This week, we are exploring a trend related to travel often referred to as a Golden Gap Year. What exactly is a Golden Gap Year, you ask?  Well, FirstLantic is here to explain as well as provide some suggestions for ways that you can enjoy your own gap time!

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STOP Acting Your Age!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2019 12:46:36 PM / by FirstLantic posted in seniors acting younger, feel younger, retire later, senior longevity, longevity

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We have all heard the commentary from the peanut gallery with statements like “she’s too old to wear her hair long” or “he should act his age” or “she shouldn’t wear a bikini – after all, she’s not 25 anymore”. Well, what if we told you that acting your age can be detrimental to your health and that there are studies to prove it? That’s right - research shows that people who “act their age” tend to live shorter and less fulfilling lives. A study from JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their chronological age had a lower death rate compared with those who felt their age or those who felt more than one year older than their actual age.

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Ladies, catch the travel bug!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 20, 2019 12:17:55 PM / by FirstLantic posted in women travel, women travel groups, safe travel for women, kindtraveler, female travelers, lokal travel, senior women travel groups

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Traveling is one of life’s great pleasures. No, we don’t mean that business trip where you were delayed for 10 hours. We are talking about those leisure trips where you are going to explore another city, state or country. Traveling expands our view and helps us understand different cultures as well as see some of the amazing wonders that the world has to offer. But what if you don’t have a friend or partner to travel with?  Should you just stay at home?  Absolutely not!  There are plenty of choices for female travelers and FirstLantic has put together an overview of some of your best options. So, read on and start exploring the world!

 

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Millennials are the New Caregivers for Many Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2019 12:20:28 PM / by FirstLantic posted in millennials caring for seniors, resources for millennials, aarp, senior millennial caregivers

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We’ve all heard of grandparents pitching in to help take care of their grandchildren, but a new generation is turning that around. It turns out that many grandchildren (especially Millennials) are taking on caregiving duties for their elderly family members. In fact, according to a report conducted by the AARP Public Policy Institute, one in four caregivers is a Millennial. FirstLantic explores why this trend is increasing and the resources that young caregivers can take advantage of to help them cope with the challenges.

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The Essential Senior Resource Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 12:34:17 PM / by FirstLantic posted in senior resource guide, senior travel resources, senior finance resources, senior health resources

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Have you ever wished you had resources right at your fingertips when you needed them rather than having to search endlessly on the Internet? You know the feeling – you’re moving, and you need to change your address, or you’re thinking about looking for a new insurance provider but don’t know where to start. Well, FirstLantic is here to help. We have created a downloadable guide of services ranging from how to get your Internet service set up to where to get information about healthy eating. And we have categorized the services into four main areas including home, health, finances and ongoing education. While we won’t claim that this list has everything you need, it’s a least a good start!

 

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A Beginners Guide to the Benefits and Types of Yoga

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2019 12:46:15 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Hatha, Ashtanga, Bikram Choudhury, benefits of yoga, yoga for seniors, Kundalini, beginners guide to yoga

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Do you have stiff muscles? Trouble sleeping? Anxiety? Well, if you have any of these issues, you don’t have to immediately resort to medication because yoga might help you more than pills. But there are so many different styles of yoga, so how do you decide which one is right for you? Well, keep reading because FirstLantic has made it simple so you can start practicing your yoga moves right away!

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Three Ways Seniors Are Using Cannabis for Pain Relief

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2019 8:29:30 PM / by FirstLantic posted in cannibis cancer relief, cannibis for senior pain relief, pain relief for seniors, therapeutic effects of THC for seniors

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Now that medical marijuana is legal in over 50% of the states and recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states, can you guess which demographic is using cannabis more than any other? If you said teenagers or 20- somethings you would be way off because it turns out it’s seniors. In fact, cannabis use among seniors increased by 250 percent from 2006 to 2013. So, why is there such an increase in usage among this demographic? FirstLantic explores some of the benefits for older people including treating conditions like general pain, side-effects of cancer, anxiety and depression.

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Three Books for Your Summer Reading List

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2019 1:23:56 PM / by FirstLantic posted in powerful women over 50, The Ninth Hour, best selling books by female authors over fifty, Jodi Picoult, Claire Messud, Alice McDermott, The Burning Girl, A Spark of Light

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Ready for the joys of summer including enjoying a good book?  FirstLantic has some suggestions for some amazing beach reads that you may have missed when they were released.  And the best part?  All of the books were written by best-selling women authors age 50 and over!  So, grab your beverage of choice and your beach chair and start enjoying (even if your beach chair is in your living room)! Oh, and be warned — some of these books tackle some pretty serious topics but we guarantee that you will not be disappointed by these amazing writers!

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Mind over Matter – Five Ways to Improve Your Outlook on the Aging Process

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2019 1:00:30 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Mind and body, improve the aging process, dr. craig beach, aging and mind and body

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So, we have all heard the saying that age is just a number but what about when age becomes a pain – both physically and mentally? No matter how fit you are, there is a time when we start to feel those aches associated with older age and they aren’t simply in your head. But how does your head really affect your body? If you think positively, can you actually reduce the chances of becoming physical ill or can you recover more quickly from an injury?  Well, the research says yes.  A study conducted by John Hopkins expert Lisa R. Yanek, M.P.H., and her colleagues, found that even in people with a family history of heart disease, the positive thinkers were 13 percent less likely than their negative counterparts to have a heart attack or other coronary event. FirstLantic takes a deeper dive into how you can improve your connection between mind and body.

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Do you or a loved one need help at home?

FirstLantic provides a variety of services to meet your needs.  From hourly home care assistance such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, and transportation to professional care management provided by home health aides, certified nursing assistants, and private duty nurses, FirstLantic is here to help.

Call us today for more information at 561-270-5961.  We look forward to speaking with you.

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