Blog - Secure Aging

Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

With the holidays upon us, get into the gift giving spirit by finding the best gift for the senior in your life. Gifts can range from simple necessities to extravagant luxuries; it's up to you to decide what will fit your senior’s needs and personality. The Necessities Especially if your loved one lives in a…
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Recipe Roundup: American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes month and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted to share some tasty and healthy food ideas with you that won’t spike your sugars. Start your morning off right with protein. Having something sweet or full of carbohydrates, like oatmeal or a bagel, will tend to make your sugars high…
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The Best Programs for Seniors in Manatee County

Getting active, attending recreational classes, and maintaining good health are some great ways to be active in the Manatee County community. Luckily we have some great programs that offer all those fun activities and more. Senior Advantage Program of Manatee Healthcare System Hosted by Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, this membership offers…
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Making Sure Your Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order Is Honored

My dad died on August 31, 2015, after a long bout with C.O.P.D. and a recurrence of lung cancer. Because his lungs were so weakened from the C.O.P.D., the lung cancer could not be treated. Surgery was not an option, and radiation and chemotherapy could not be tolerated. The family gathered to spend time with…
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Work Options for Seniors

Do you have an elderly loved one that just loves to have a job and be busy? We have outlined a few work options for seniors that could help your elder with loneliness and social skills. Work: Doing some light work in a local supermarket can be a great way for seniors to stay social…
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How to Help out with Meals on Wheels Plus

For over 40 years, Meals on Wheels Plus has been providing our local senior and disabled community with hot nutritious meals and have extended their program to include community events, a fitness center and fun activity-based classes for seniors. Volunteer Engagement Manager, Wanda Read-Burke, has discussed with us some of the programs and volunteer opportunities…
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