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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. Occupational therapist, Regina Sitterley, founder of Home Therapy Solutions suggests purchasing a Rollator walker for outdoor use.…

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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 Hurley Elder Care Law | 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 Hurley Elder Care Law | 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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Strategies for Aging Well

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 28, 2016

We can have an effect on the way we age. By following these strategies you will be able to age well.

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Boost Your Mental Health

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 25, 2016

It is important to maintain good mental health, especially as you get older. The risk for depression and other mental illnesses increases as we age.

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