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Blue Christmas

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…. or a Blue Christmas?

By Miles Hurley | December 13, 2022

The Holiday Season should be a time for celebrations, parties, and get-togethers. Sometimes the holidays can also be a source of sadness and “the blues”, especially for older people, who may find themselves thinking about how quickly time has passed and missing loved ones. Health conditions or concerns about money can also make it harder…

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Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care: Social vs Medical Models: Which is Best for Your Loved One?

By Miles Hurley | July 19, 2022

As COVID cases are ebbing and flowing, many programs for seniors have started opening their doors again after over a two-year hiatus. Adult day care programs are a wonderful way for seniors to be active and for their caregivers to get a break and some needed respite. But which one is the best fit for…

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Summertime FUN

Summertime FUN for Older Adults

By Miles Hurley | July 9, 2021

As we conclude our summer blog series, we want to make sure to discuss ways older adults can participate in summertime FUN. The warmer weather makes it easier for us all to get outside and enjoy many activities…
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Senior centers reopening

Local Senior Centers are Reopening

By Miles Hurley | June 15, 2021

Summer is here, and our Hurley Elder Care Law team is excited to make plans and enjoy all that the season has to offer…. gardening, grilling, vacations and parties with friends and family.   With pandemic restrictions lifting throughout Georgia, there are many opportunities for us to come together and safely experience our favorite summertime activities.…

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Increasing Social Interaction for Seniors and Offsetting Cognitive Decline During COVID-19

By Miles Hurley | August 19, 2020

Professionals who work with seniors have long realized that social isolation leads to cognitive decline. Widespread awareness of this significant healthcare issue has increased due to COVID-19.  Our clients are noticing it with their loved ones, and here at Hurley Elder Care Law, we are noticing it with our own families. What are the options…

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Lauren Magaña, MSW discusses social isolation and the elderly

By Miles Hurley | March 30, 2020
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Friendships – Good – Sometimes Ending

By Miles Hurley | April 20, 2018

A conclusion was reached, through 300,000 participants, that people who had strong friendships lived 7.5 years longer than those with weak or few social ties. Brigham Young University reported the conclusion that friendship extends life. Other research by Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis: Finding, Making and Keeping Friends When You’re Not a Kid…

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Independent Living Myths

By Miles Hurley | February 9, 2018

There are fears related to independent living communities that are not true, but still remain as myths.  Following are a few of these myths: Too Pricey. Once you combine homeowner fees and any medical care or in-home services you may need as you age, independent living communities become more affordable in comparison. The price of…

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Happiness and Health

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 9, 2017

New research suggests that happiness can make you healthier. Positive vibes are linked to a stronger body and mind together with a more satisfied life. Following are “science-backed” tips to find more joy in your life! Explore life without social media. Yes, symptoms of anxiety correspond to the amount of time you spend on social…

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Strong Social Networks = Healthier You

By Miles Hurley | March 30, 2017

There is a strong link between strong family ties and longevity. When it comes to risk of death, a recent study presented in 2016 by the American Sociological Association, found that a higher percentage of older adults had earlier deaths if they did not feel as tight with their family. In a comparison of similar…

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