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Indoor Activities to Combat the Risks of Social Distancing

 Posted by Steve Tokita on September 15, 2020 at 8:53 AM
With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 dominating the news, it’s hard to think about anything else sometimes, especially if you are trying to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Following these recommendations may help protect you from contracting the virus, but it could also have negative effects on your mental and physical health. Seniors who are forced to stay...

5 Creative and Safe Ways Baby Boomers Can Volunteer with Their Families

 Posted by Steve Tokita on August 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
August is Boomers Making a Difference Month and giving back has been linked to mental and physical health benefits. Health and wellness experts affiliated with AARP’s Create the Good program wrote on the “immeasurable difference” volunteering makes in the lives of others as well as your own. Volunteering could have positive impacts on mental health like reduced stress, decreased risk of loneliness and depression, and an increase in a sense of pur...

Self-Care Sandwiched in a Remote World

 Posted by Steve Tokita on July 7, 2020 at 1:16 PM
As the population ages, there is a unique position that has emerged for many who are raising their own children and caring for their aging parents. The sandwich generation is perfectly juxtaposed between two sets of loved ones closest to their heart. Public health issues like COVID-19 emerge and encourage society to seek safe solutions that would benefit both our aging and young populations, creating a new normal. For parents in the Sandwic...

No Stranger to Difficult Times

 Posted by Steve Tokita on April 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM
Guest Blogger Gina Siegel, Owner of Caring Transitions of Cincinnati East.   My dad was a wise and peaceful man. Born in 1922, he was no stranger to difficult times, and often told me that it would take a common enemy to bring the world together. Back then, my young mind went to aliens – I now see a different form of this enemy: COVID-19. It has been fascinating to watch how our country and others have united under this threat, and I’m proud...