Recipe: Conversation Hearts

Originally published on The Spruce Eats: These homemade conversation hearts make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift. This recipe produces candy hearts that taste just like the ones you buy at the store, but your homemade hearts can be customized with whatever drawings or messages you choose. Be sure not to miss the photo tutorial with step-by-step illustrations showing how to …
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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Creating a New Wellness Model Specifically for Older Adults

Originally published on Mather Institute: In light of the need for a wellness model for older adults, Fullen utilized research findings and his practice experience to develop an eight-dimensional wellness framework specific to older adults. Continue Reading >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek The Bristol Senior Living Traditions at …
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What do you do when aging in place isn’t working out for aging parents?

Originally published on David Solie: I was recently asked this question by a professional in the senior living industry. Here is what I said: While the need for control is a consumptive task for aging parents in the final phase of life, it doesn’t necessarily operate in their best interest. Poor control choices about any aspect of aging leads to …
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Being kind is good for your health: How to practice kindness every day

Originally published on Today: The “rabbit effect” — how the social world impacts health — has a powerful effect on humans, too, doctors say. Evidence of the health power of kindness starts with a mystery involving rabbits. In the late 1970s, researchers were conducting animal experiments to see how food affected the heart. Unexpectedly, one group of lab rabbits fared much better …
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