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Dive into Summer Fun with Your Grandkids!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2019 12:33:21 PM / by FirstLantic posted in grandparents and grandchildren, things to do with your grandkids, grandparents and fun, fun with grandchildren

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You look forward all year to spending time with the grandkids or your nieces and nephews but as the time gets closer, you start to panic. How do I keep them occupied? I can only take them to the park so many times. Well, Firstlantic is coming to your rescue with ideas for activities that are sure to be fun for all of you. The most important thing is to find something that everyone can enjoy. If you hate puzzles, then find something else. The bottom line is that there is no shortage of activities so don’t suffer through something just for the sake of it. We have put together enough ideas that at least one of these is bound to satisfy everyone.

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Tuning into the Health Benefits of Music Therapy

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2019 4:26:56 PM / by FirstLantic posted in ptsd, outreach with dr beach, music therapy, alzheimers and music therapy, dementia and music therapy

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Haven’t we all heard a song that brought back memories of a certain point in time?

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Paid Companions - Seniors Helping Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2019 11:03:48 AM / by FirstLantic posted in retirement jobs for seniors, senior caregivers, jobs retirement, senior employment

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Do you enjoy going to the movies or checking out a museum? Or do you sometimes prefer to stay in and prepare a home-cooked meal? Do you appreciate companionship and take pleasure in helping others? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then FirstLantic may have just found a new job opportunity for you. That’s right – you can get paid to do the things that you love and perhaps make a new friend in the process.

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To Buy or Not to Buy? That is the real estate question for seniors.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2019 3:40:19 PM / by FirstLantic posted in seniors moving, seniors buying vs renting, senior real estate, senior housing, senior downsizing home, retirement communities, tax benefits for seniors

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Maybe you want to live closer to your children or somewhere with a warmer climate or you are simply interested in downsizing. Whatever the reason, many retirees and/or seniors find themselves contemplating a move. But should you buy or rent your next property and what are the pros and cons with each choice? FirstLantic has created a helpful guide that will give you all of the necessary information to help you make an informed decision.

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Four Reasons Why Female Boomers Are Becoming Golden Girls

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2019 12:39:55 PM / by FirstLantic posted in aging in place, female baby boomers, senior women sharing home care, senior women living together, senior women sharing expenses

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The final episode of The Golden Girls aired almost 30 years ago but it seems they were way ahead of their time in many ways. Many female baby boomers are now taking a lesson from that show’s playbook and living together as they get older. And has more and more baby boomers start hitting retirement age every day, this is a trend that seems to have staying power. FirstLantic explores four of the main drivers.

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Three Reasons Women Date Younger Men

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2019 8:29:48 PM / by FirstLantic posted in women dating younger men, women dating after 50, women living longer than men, women and hormones

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Why is that when an older woman dated a younger man, she was called a cougar but when a older man dated a younger woman, he was called lucky? Well, maybe that is finally changing. It turns out that people are realizing that love is not dependent on your birthdate and many women and men are following their heart despite the age difference. FirstLantic has some answers as to why this trend might be here to stay!

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Pets Can Be the Best Medicine for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2019 3:33:57 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Pets and Seniors, pets helping seniors emotional health, senior depression, animals and seniors, seniors adopting pets

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This year alone,  pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $72 billion.  For fellow animal lovers, this may not seem crazy because our pets offer us something that is very hard to come by – unconditional love. But you don’t have to break the bank to have a furry friend and the benefits are validated by numerous research studies. Animals can have a positive effect on our social lives, our health and our overall emotional well- being. For seniors, there is no better way to decrease loneliness and stress than to have a pet in their home. Whether you live independently or in an assisted living facility, the best medicine can be named Fido or Miss Kitty.

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FirstLantic awarded “Best Places to Work” for the fourth year in a row!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 12:20:34 PM / by FirstLantic posted in jobs in home care firstlantic, careers in home care south florida, firstlantic careers, top workplaces in south florida, sun sentinel

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FirstLantic has been checking all the boxes as an employer for almost twenty years. Recently named for the fourth time as a top place to work by the Sun Sentinel, FirstLantic has a long history of being an innovative company in South Florida that treats their employees like family. The selection process for the award included evaluating the company based on the strength of their leadership, communication approach, opportunities for career growth as well as pay and benefits.

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FirstLantic launches new website!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2019 3:45:10 PM / by FirstLantic posted in firstlantic healthcare, firstlantic website launch

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FirstLantic is pleased to announce the launch of our home healthcare company's updated website: Firstlantic Healthcare. We not only listened to the feedback that we received from current users, but we also did extensive research to determine how to make our site as easy to navigate as possible. It is now simpler than ever before for you and your loved ones to find out important information about home healthcare. We know that it often can be a difficult and confusing decision, so our new site is designed to walk you through the process seamlessly. We have also included information about free home placement services through our division, LiveWell Placements. For those that may wish to live in a community environment or no longer feel safe living at home, this is another alternative that FirstLantic provides.

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The April 15th Deadline Can be Taxing

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2019 2:45:07 PM / by FirstLantic posted in tax scams, financial literacy month, healthcare deductions, tax tips for seniors, senior tax tips, AARP tax help, irs help, national council on aging

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Five last minute tax tips to help seniors save money.

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Earth Month — Five Ways That You Can Do Your Part

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2019 12:01:00 PM / by FirstLantic posted in senior volunteer opportunities, senior volunteers, south florida senior volunteers, earth month, earth day 2019, earth day april 2019

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April 22nd is Earth Day, but did you know that the entire month of April has now become Earth Month?  So, that gives us thirty days to do our part.  Because whether you believe that climate change is man-made or not, we can all agree that our planet is worth protecting.  And while most of us can’t make monumental changes on our own, we can all do small things that make a difference.  FirstLantic describes five ways that each of us can do our part.

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Connecting the Generations

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2019 6:40:45 PM / by FirstLantic posted in bringing generations together, intergenerational, connecting generations, Bridge Meadows Oregon, aging populations

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It wasn’t that long ago that many American families had three generations living under one roof. While it probably wasn’t always as idyllic as it sounds, it did keep families together and allowed for intergenerational interaction. Kids could learn from both their parents and their grandparents and vice versa. So, it’s interesting that as Western societies in general are aging, there are now many programs designed to bring younger and older generations back together. FirstLantic profiles three programs that are bridging the generational gap and showing that society benefits as a result.

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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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