Society enjoys an estimated $19 billion boost that enhances the lives and well-being of millions at every level. It doesn’t cost the taxpayer a dime.  It opens career doors.  It improves the quality of life for the giver and the recipient.  And it’s free. What is it?  Volunteering. To be honest, volunteers add so much
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Posted on May 3, 2021 by Admin Atria Senior Living’s care services are backed by our industry-leading quality standards. In our communities that offer care services, the Resident Services Director – who is also a licensed nurse – assesses each resident’s physical, emotional and functional needs prior to move-in, and then on an as-needed basis
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Payment apps, e-commerce and online banking make handling money incredibly easy, but they also make your financial information incredibly easy to steal.  Here’s how to stay safe. Choose the right bank Bank of America wins according to this  article about the 8 safest banks.   Citibank is a close runner up. I can personally attest that
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Fitness technology no longer sits on your laptop, tablet or phone.  Now it’s even…something you wear, thanks to wearable fitness technology gadgets. On a recent morning, Malvina Abbott, 78, a public defender in San Diego, was in her apartment catching up on emails, and the time got away from her. That’s when her Galaxy smart
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A lifelong interest in the environment and photography did more than launch one couple’s relationship.  It gave Rob Badger, 73, and Nita Winter, 66, the means to find and inspire environmental collaborators and inspiring them through their awe-inspiring images of nature  in the American West – a 30 year labor of love. A meeting…  They
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The pandemic kept me from movie theaters….but boy did I watch a lot of movies! Why?  Because, research says, of the many reasons why watching movies is good for us. They call it “Cinema Therapy.” Why movies? …I love thrills and chills (all the Alien movies, Event Horizon and Get Out are favorites, and a
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Best known for his TV sitcom, George Lopez has built an impressive career by examining his Mexican-American culture in stand-up comedy. Exporting his talents to TV and film, he featured in Fatal Instinct, Valentine’s Day and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, lending his voice to numerous animated movies. His brand of humor is often bawdy, so Lopez,
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Have a question about senior relationships, sex and intimacy?  Every month Senior Planet’s award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Subscribe now (do it here) and don’t miss a single column. Senior Planet subscribers also get The Weekly Orbit, our newsletter with features
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A year into the Covid-19 pandemic the world has changed. For one thing, the IRS has extended the deadline for filing individual taxes for TY 2020 to May 17. (Read more here.) Congress has also passed pandemic-related legislation that may impact you and your taxes. Retirees need to how understand those changes and other revisions
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I didn’t get my invite to the gala for this year’s Academy Awards, which will be given in person, two months later than usual, due to the pandemic. Still, what a wonderful signal that things are getting back to normal. Maybe. Chances are the participants and attendees will wear bling-festooned face masks, which should be
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Posted on April 9, 2021 by Admin The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority, and to deliver on that promise, we launched the “Sleeve Up Atria” initiative in late December – ever since COVID-19 vaccines became available.    As of April 9, we have administered more than 50,000 doses of the vaccine to nearly 90% of our residents and employees
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Larry Jaffe (at left) never imagined he might one day become a Hollywood film producer – at 98. Growing up in the silent movie era, the former Marine Corps lieutenant served in Japan in WWII, and had a successful marketing career in New York before retiring with his wife, Hope. They celebrated their 72nd wedding
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Posted on April 6, 2021 by Ajla Bedzetovic St. Catharines, Ontario, about 12 miles northwest of Niagara Falls isn’t exactly known for its abundance of tropical plants, but that hasn’t stopped Gloria – an Atria resident at Anchor Pointe – from surrounding herself with flowers that might better thrive in Costa Rica than Canada. Gloria
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What does it take to get decent internet service?   It took $10,000 for Aaron Epstein, a 90-year-old man in North Hollywood, California.  He was so frustrated with his slow AT&T internet service that he spent $10,000 on newspaper ads telling the company’s CEO to do a better job.     Money talked.  AT&T sent out workers right
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Posted on April 1, 2021 by Ajla Bedzetovic The members of our culinary team – no matter which level they have risen to in the department – have brought their talents to Atria for different reasons. For Chad Welch, Executive Chef of Culinary Operations, one of the draws to Atria was the opportunity to keep
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