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4 05, 2021

Addressing Mental Health Must be a U.S. Priority

2021-05-04T13:55:33-04:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Aging, Health, Loneliness and Isolation, mental health|

Several days ago, President Biden reconfirmed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month for 2021.  In his announcement, the President also acknowledged that the “COVID-19 pandemic has not only negatively impacted many people’s mental health but has also created barriers to treatment’.   He explained that mental illness was on the rise even before Covid and that we need to treat this as a public health crisis as over 52 million Americans experienced some form of mental illness in 2019.    Mental illness is not limited to adults either. Over 10% of youth reported severe depression.  And many of the people living on the streets are affected by mental illness as well. This mental health crisis did not happen overnight but began when funding was cut for [...]

27 04, 2021

Five Unique Gifts for Mom

2021-04-27T12:15:30-04:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Holidays|Tags: , |

We certainly all deserve to treat ourselves to a bit of indulgence after the past year we’ve all experienced.  But Mothers probably deserve it the most.  So, pamper your Mom this Mother’s Day with a gift that she will appreciate throughout the year!   FirstLantic has five ideas that will allow you to spoil your Mom both physically and spiritually.   Flowers Anyone?  Sure, you can buy your Mom a beautiful bouquet, but how long does that last.  What about giving a gift to enable her to enjoy beautiful blooms while also allowing her creativity to shine through.  The London Flower School offers online flower arranging courses by acclaimed floral designers from around the world.   Is Mom a Foodie?  Featuring an artisanal selection of [...]

13 04, 2021

How to Choose the Right Home Healthcare Provider

2021-04-13T10:52:22-04:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Aging, Home Caregivers|

One of the most challenging decisions that an aging person’s relative can make is determining if and when to get help with their care and how to choose the right provider.  As hard as it is to decide to get assistance, it can often be the best decision for both of you.  It doesn’t mean that you are abandoning your loved one but rather that you are helping to ensure that they can remain in the comfort of their own home while also staying safe.  However, you must perform your due diligence to make sure that your family member gets the right level of care and that you choose the best provider.   First of all, there are many options regarding the type of help [...]

30 03, 2021

Carevocacy — Helping Seniors Learn Technology

2021-03-30T12:26:41-04:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Health, Technology|

Let’s be honest, if you’re over 60, you didn’t grow up with technology at your fingertips.  You certainly didn’t have an iPad to watch cartoons at six years old.  Many of us learned the basics through work or by teaching ourselves.  However, there are still so many tips or tricks that would be helpful to know without having to ask your grandchild.  That’s why Stefano Selorio started his company Carevocacy; to help seniors learn more about technology on their terms.  FirstLantic recently hosted Selorio at their Florida headquarters where he explained how he developed the concept and why it works.   Selorio realized that the pandemic was forcing many older people into social isolation and that technology could help alleviate that.  However, he also knew [...]

23 03, 2021

Five Ways Boomers Are Reinventing Retirement

2021-03-23T10:35:44-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Careers, Retire, Retirement|Tags: , , |

Boomers have always done things their way, so why should it be any different in retirement.  Over 71 million baby boomers make them the second largest generational group right behind Millennials, which number at about 72 million.  They are more educated and diverse than previous generations, and they have a considerable amount of aggregate spending power.  Combined with the fact that they live longer and lead more active lives, they set their own rules for retirement.  Those in the business of catering to seniors will need to evolve their strategy and meet this generation's unique expectations.  FirstLantic explores five ways Boomers are remaking what it means to 'retire.' They are working longer.  Many boomers choose to reinvent themselves by working part-time, consulting, or even starting [...]

8 12, 2020

Flexible Jobs for People Over 50

2020-12-08T11:32:47-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Careers, Retirement|Tags: , , |

COVID-19 has undoubtedly given us all a lot of food for thought.  Many people have started questioning their long-term work situation and are dreading the possibility of going back to a rigid 9 to 5 schedule along with a lengthy commute.  In fact, one of the few positive side-effects of the pandemic may have been the opportunity for us all to slow down, spend more time with our family, and have a more flexible work and life balance.   If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to think about jobs that offer more flexible hours and allow you to work from home permanently.  And for those over 50, there are jobs out there that are perfect for people who have life experience and [...]

1 12, 2020

Ways to Stay Close to Grandchildren When You Are Physically Distant

2020-12-01T11:46:37-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Loneliness and Isolation|Tags: , , |

Probably one of the hardest things about this pandemic is being forced to quarantine away from loved ones physically.  And while wearing a mask can be tiresome, it's merely a minor inconvenience.  Whereas missing out on seeing your grandkids grow up is something altogether different.  It can be downright painful.  However, although you may be physically distanced, that doesn’t mean you have to be emotionally distanced.  Thank goodness for video chats!  But why stop there?  Why not try a few projects that can help you stay connected and have fun in the process?   FirstLantic has some ideas that can bring you and your grandkids together even while you are physically apart.   Make a scrapbook – Because everything in our life is digital these days, [...]

17 11, 2020

Five Stretches to Start the Day Off Right

2020-12-01T12:00:18-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health|Tags: , |

At some point, it happens to all of us.  It’s the day you get out of bed and feel those little aches and pains that seem to have come out of nowhere.   For most of us, the next thing we do is reach for the coffee because that’s bound to make us feel better, right?  However, before you grab the caffeine next time, try a few stretches first.  FirstLantic has five exercises that will help you feel more energized and ready to start your day. Overhead stretch Laying on your back, raise your arms directly above your head and lock your fingers.  Try to elongate your body as much as possible and take three to four deep breaths.  Repeat five times.   Knee to chest [...]

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