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2 03, 2021

COVID Can’t Stop Love!

2021-03-02T13:40:33-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Romance|

While many things in our lives have changed due to COVID-19, some things haven’t including the need for companionship and love.  And while people usually talk of “young love”, there is no age limit on what the heart wants.  In fact, living with the pandemic has actually encouraged more seniors to take the plunge and some assisted living facilities have even seen an increase in marriages among their residents.  And why not?  “Research shows that socially connected older adults remain healthier and live longer.”   Perhaps the pandemic has made us all realize that connections matter more than we even thought, and there is no time to waste if you find that special one. As Daniel Reingold, president and chief executive of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in [...]

23 02, 2021

Elder Guardianship – What is it and Why do you need it?

2021-02-23T11:59:13-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Aging, Home Caregivers, Mental Wellness|Tags: , , , |

What exactly is an elder guardian, and why would someone need one?  In our blog this week, FirstLantic.com explores how legal guardians are appointed, their obligations, and their role for their clients. As some people age, they get to a point where they’re no longer mentally or physically capable of taking care of themselves.  When a person is deemed incapable of their care, a guardian may be appointed by a court of law.   Elderly guardianship, also known as elderly conservatorship, gives the guardian the authority to make critical decisions for the person (known as the ward) over whom they've been appointed.   Typically, the person has a chronic mental illness like dementia, a developmental disability, or a traumatic brain injury and can no longer decide about their [...]

2 02, 2021

10 Facts about Your Heart – The Most Amazing Machine ever Created

2021-02-02T18:29:50-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Diet, Fitness, Health|

In the truest sense of the word, the heart is not really a machine. However, if you look at how it was designed and its effectiveness, you might agree that it’s really one of the most phenomenal machines ever created.  Considering February includes Valentine’s Day (symbolic of hearts), it’s only fitting that it’s also heart health awareness month.  So, FirstLantic thought it was important to share some interesting facts about this small organ that has such a huge impact on every part of our body.  And hopefully, it reminds us all of why we need to take good care of it. The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart and a [...]

25 01, 2021

Five Women Changing the World

2021-01-25T21:03:24-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Business, Careers, Technology|

It’s probably a given that most of us could name five famous women in entertainment off the top of our heads.  And yet, while the U.S. is desperately trying to encourage more girls to embrace the STEM fields, how many of us could name five female scientists, doctors, technologists, or mathematicians that are at the top of their game?    Having experienced first-hand how COVID-19 has completely uprooted our lives, maybe we all should have a greater appreciation for women working tirelessly to solve some of the world’s other most significant challenges like climate change, disease prevention, and how to use technology for good.  In our blog this week, FirstLantic is pleased to spotlight five amazing women changing the world. Jennifer Doudna Jennifer Doudna earned her [...]

18 01, 2021

Six Lesser-known Facts about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2021-01-18T14:35:18-05:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: charity, Holidays|Tags: , |

On the third Monday of January each year, we celebrate a holiday dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He is the only other American besides George Washington to have his birthday commemorated as a national holiday.  In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that created a federal holiday to honor him.   Dr. King is inarguably one of the most influential figures in United States history.  And although revered for his commitment to Civil Rights and non-violent protests, including the well-known March on Washington in 1963, there are many other fascinating aspects about his short life that are not as well-known.   In honor of his birthday, FirstLantic shares six lesser-known facts about the iconic leader who died at only 39 years old. King entered college at [...]

12 01, 2021

The Definitive Resource Guide for Small Businesses

2021-01-12T15:55:34-05:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |

Starting and running a small business is not for the faint of heart.  It requires long hours, lots of determination, and above all, passion.  And things that can be difficult even during the best of times have been magnified exponentially during COVID-19.  Businesses are forced to deal with a whole new set of challenges in a pandemic world. As a small company that has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, FirstLantic has experienced the ups and downs firsthand.  From that sense of accomplishment when your business succeeds to the pressure of growing and evolving, we can relate.  We also realize how crucial it is for small businesses to access available resources.  The problem is that many smaller enterprises don’t know where to begin.  That’s why FirstLantic [...]

5 01, 2021

The One Resolution We Can All Keep

2021-01-05T11:07:23-05:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: charity, Mental Wellness|

Every year millions of people around the world make resolutions most of which are broken by the end of January.  So, what if this year we all made just one resolution and stuck to it. What if our one resolution was to treat everyone we meet with respect and dignity.  What if we speak in a civil tone even if we disagree with each other.  What if we appreciated another political viewpoint even if it’s wildly different from our own as long as it wasn’t destructive or violent in nature.  And what if we went out of our way to be nice to another human being that was lonely just once a day or even once a week. Now, this may sound a little utopian [...]

29 12, 2020

Pay it Forward All Year Long

2020-12-29T12:03:52-05:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: charity, Loneliness and Isolation, Pets|Tags: , |

Many people give back during the holidays whether they volunteer at a soup kitchen, contribute to their favorite charity, or provide a gift basket to a family in need.   However, after the new year, many of us go back to our regular routine and feel like we’ve already done our part.   And while the holiday season's effort is much appreciated, many people will need help long after the festivities are over.  2021 will be a very different year for millions of people. The pandemic has left much of our service economy in a terrible state, along with the workers that gained their livelihood from restaurants, retail stores, hotels, etc.   There are direct results for every business that closes, and then all the other trickle-down effects. [...]

14 12, 2020

Ten of the Best Educational Gifts for Grandkids

2020-12-14T23:37:26-05:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Grandchildren|Tags: , , |

You’re the best grandparent that you can be, and you’re always willing to go the extra mile for your grandkids especially during the holidays.  So, when it comes to gift-giving you want to be creative and find something unique that they will remember.  Why not give a present this year that will not only give them joy but stimulate their mind as well?  FirstLantic has ten suggestions for educational gifts that will keep on giving throughout the year by stimulating your grandchild’s curiosity and sense of wonder.   STEM subscription boxes – With Little Passport’s monthly subscription packages, children learn and explore science, technology, engineering, and math all while having so much fun they don’t realize how much new information they are absorbing. They are [...]

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