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Nurturing the Heart: The Power of Hugs and Human Touch

August 8, 2019

The new year is a good time to think about taking care of your heart. In February we not only celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we also observe American Heart Month. These observances have different implications, one focusing on emotional health, the other on physical health. Hugs, which can deliver health benefits from easing stress to lowering blood pressure, are the ideal way to nurture both aspects of the heart. No matter how old we ...

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How to Know When It’s Time to Move Your Parents to Senior Living

August 1, 2019

Unfortunately, in our society people often don’t want to address the challenges of aging until they absolutely have to. This is not the best approach to take! I strongly advise you to be proactive, not reactive. Take the time and make the effort to become educated about the senior care options that are available well before Mom and Dad need them. So how do you know when it’s time to actually do something ...

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Why YOU Need Oasis Senior Advisors

May 31, 2019

Who are you? A social worker or discharge planner? Adult child with a parent who needs help? Neighbor, friend, niece or nephew? Owner or employee of an in-home/home-health care organization? Financial planner or trust officer? A Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner? Administrator of a senior living community? A senior that no longer wants to stay at home alone and lonely? Oasis Senior Advisors is here for all of you. Perhaps you are wondering ...

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May 28, 2019

America’s Health Rankings® (AHR) recently came out with its 2019 Senior Report that provides a comprehensive look at the health of seniors across the nation on a state-by-state basis. Which state is the healthiest for seniors? Perhaps not surprisingly, our 50th state of Hawaii. The state earned the top ranking for several reasons: it had the lowest prevalence of obesity; the highest prevalence of arthritis management; the highest percentage of four- and five-star rankings ...

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May 24, 2019

#FindYourOasisAustin Holiday weekends are the perfect time to spend quality time with our families. Whether you travel from out-of- state or the neighboring city, they provide a wonderful opportunity for families to gather and make new memories and reflect on old ones. It’s also the perfect opportunity to observe your elder adults physical, spiritual, and mental capabilities. Unfortunately for some families, the good times can often be overshadowed by the concern for a loved ...

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Stress Management

April 25, 2019

Stress isn’t going away for the millions of Baby Boomers who are now retiring. Instead, they’re encountering a litany of new stressors that come with aging. Health concerns, lack of mobility, worries over the sustainability of a fixed income, feelings of restlessness, fear of mortality and more could come into play. Perhaps most profound are changing social dynamics. Those who retire often move to a new state or city, leaving behind not just ...

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April 25, 2019

Working out at any age is never easy but working out as you get older can be especially difficult. The passage of time can affect our bodies in ways that force us to stop certain forms of exercise, but we identified a few exercises that almost any senior can do to stay fit. We think you’ll find an activity you enjoy on this list of some of the best exercises any senior can do ...

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Da-Nile – Not Just a River in Egypt

April 25, 2019

A little bit about Denial…. denial noun de·ni·al | di-ˈnī(-ə)l the denial of privileges 2 a (1): refusal to admit the truth or reality of something (such as a statement or charge)// their denial of the divine right of kings (2): assertion that an allegation is false// her denial that she was involved b: refusal to acknowledge a person or a thing At times, a person just has to start with Merriam-Webster ...

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My Mom is Calling at 3AM - teleCalm

March 21, 2019

Click here to read Jill's blog on Alzheimer's and how teleCalm can help.

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Charting New Waters

March 18, 2019

Author: Beth Friesen - Oasis Senior AdvisorsFebruary 22, 2019When we sit down with a family to help them navigate the maze of senior housing options for themselves, their parents or a loved one, they are often in crisis. Something has happened to propel them to contact Oasis Senior Advisors. I’m not offended, but no one reaches out to us because they are having a good day. At least not usually.While we work with this ...

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