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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 [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

6 10, 2020

10 Foods that Will Make You Look and Feel your Age

2020-10-06T12:46:02-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Aging, Diet|Tags: |

Let’s face it – most of us really don’t want to look precisely our age if we’re over 40.  We don't want to appear 20 years younger either, but we do want to look and feel our best.  We exercise, try to eat our vegetables (and may get an occasional Botox injection), but most of us are probably still eating foods that wreak havoc on our skin without even realizing it.  So, FirstLantic.com has identified a list of foods that could contribute to premature aging so that you can try to eliminate them from your diet entirely or at least cut back substantially.    Trust us; your skin will thank you!   Salt and salty foods: While a little salt doesn’t hurt you, overconsumption of salt [...]

11 08, 2020

Dating in the Time of COVID-19

2020-08-11T13:18:45-04:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Aging, Loneliness and Isolation|Tags: , |

Remember that famous novel, Love in the Time of Cholera?  Well, this blog is sort of about the same thing except it’s not necessarily about love and it has nothing to do with Cholera.  So, it really isn’t the same story exactly, however, dating is involved which could lead to love.  And if love does evolve, we could always change the name to Love During the Time of COVID-19, although that title may not necessarily appeal to a mass audience.  Anyway, we digress.  Our FirstLantic blog this week is about dating during a pandemic, staying safe while dating, and some tips on how you still might be able to find “the one.” Number 1 – Test the Waters If you are like many people, your [...]

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