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Sun Jun 5, 2016, 03:12 PM

Sad NEWS: The Silent Killer Among American Retirees

Just the other day, I visited a twenty-year friend in an Old Home Residence: Somehow this sad NEWS story sums up the way I felt while sitting next to him.

" ... Its negative effects are equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, being an alcoholic, or never exercising. And it is twice as bad for retirees as obesity. But almost no one talks about this silent killer in retirement. What is it?

In a word: loneliness.




Read more @ LINK:
http://www.fool.com/retirement/general/2016/05/27/the-silent-killer-among-american-retirees.aspx

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PrimeCustodian Jun 2016 OP
Fighter388 Jun 2016 #1
PrimeCustodian Jun 2016 #2
Boadicea Jun 2016 #3
PrimeCustodian Jun 2016 #4
The Center Holds Jun 2016 #5
PrimeCustodian Jun 2016 #6

Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 07:13 PM

1. call to arms (call to volunteer, arrange 1 program, 1 person)

It's such a pity! just a little volunteer time.What would it take to mobilize volunteers in his area? working with a local high school? just one nurse in the nursing home and one principal - lives are changed forever, both the youth and the elderly.

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Response to Fighter388 (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:37 AM

2. I have been pushing for PETS to be allowed in nursing homes, but it's falling on deaf ears!!!

Volunteers can only do so much: What most seniors need is simply a human touch, something PETS are willing to do for FREE without strings attached!

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 05:43 PM

3. This is sad.

My Sunday school class visits nursing homes at christmas. We make cards and sing carols. Maybe we should try to go more often...this would be a good service project. ...kindness is free. ..

Thanks for sharing this.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 05:59 PM

4. I made a promesse and I intend to keep it!

It will be me in there soon enough, I figure I better do something about it while I still can!!!

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:01 PM

5. Programs like this are a brilliant first step:



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Response to The Center Holds (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 03:37 PM

6. It is such a simple idea, how is it that we don't see more of it?

It just keeps the whole family concept together like it used to be back in the old days!

Thanks for sharing ...

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