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Spring Outings for Seniors in St. Louis

posted by Ted Ryan on March 06, 2017

Spring weather is here and many St. Louisans are taking the opportunity to get out and end their cabin fever. There are many opportunities for seniors and their loved ones to enjoy spring in St. Louis. Here are a few favorites.

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15 Gift Ideas for Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on December 08, 2016

Shopping for elderly loved ones can be difficult. They’ve accumulated a lifetime of gifts and may feel they have everything they need. However, needs change with age and it is possible to find a treat to make a senior’s holiday season a little more special.

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Happy Thanksgiving from SHC!

posted by Ted Ryan on November 21, 2016

This time of year, we set aside time to acknowledge everything we are thankful for and spend time with loved ones. 

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Fall Fun for Seniors & Families

posted by Ted Ryan on November 14, 2016

Cooler weather and beautiful changing leaves make fall a great time for family activities. These are a few activities we think are worth checking out.

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Clear Out Old Equipment for a Good Cause

posted by Ted Ryan on October 05, 2016

St. Louis HELP (Health Equipment Lending Program) provides a better option than uselessly storing old equipment. The non-profit organization provides people in need with access to free home medical equipment through their recycle and reuse program. 

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Free St. Louis Flu Shots 2016

posted by Ted Ryan on September 20, 2016

Flu season is on the horizon, making this the best time to get your yearly flu shot. The flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick but takes two weeks to begin protecting you, so it is wise to act early. This is also a great time to get a flu shot because October is filled with opportunities to get it for free. The following calendar includes upcoming free flu shot opportunities in St. Louis. 

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Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day!

posted by Ted Ryan on August 18, 2016

Sunday is National Senior Citizens Day – an event that encourages us to reach out and honor the elderly population. Senior Citizens Day began in 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847.

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5 Fun August Activities for Seniors & Grandkids

posted by Ted Ryan on July 27, 2016

Caring for senior loved ones can be demanding. Caregiving duties don’t take a summer break, making these months particularly tough for members of the sandwich generation, caring for elderly parents and young children. We found some St. Louis outings for seniors and kids to enjoy before heading back to school. 

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Enjoying Summer Events with Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on June 28, 2016

The Fourth of July is a popular holiday to spend with friends and family enjoying barbecue, parades and fireworks. Celebrations with senior loved ones may require a little extra planning due to frail conditions or memory issues. These guidelines can help everyone enjoy the Fourth of July and other gatherings this summer. 

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Meal Services Help Seniors Stay Healthy at Home

posted by Ted Ryan on June 20, 2016

Maintaining a healthy diet can improve mental sharpness, immunity, energy levels, recovery times and help better manage chronic health problems. Meal services help ensure that seniors get the nutrition needed to continue enjoying the highest possible quality of life as they age. 

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