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Statesman Life Centers and The Manor at Scottsdale, Advantages of Retirement Community Living

Retirement Living Has Many Benefits

By: Georgette Kelly, Statesman Life Centers and The Manor at Scottsdale

As we age, we undergo physical changes that are easy to spot. It is the subtle changes to our mindset and how we perceive our world that often go undetected. Many people, especially seniors, find that at a time when the world is speeding up and becoming more difficult to understand and deal with, they are struggling to keep up with the pace of the life to which they were previously accustomed. […]

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North Texas Family Medicine on Thyroid Care

About the Thyroid

Lisa Houk, North Texas Family Medicine, Denton SENIOR Magazine

Thyroid control, if done thoroughly, can be one of the most challenging medical decisions that a doctor or nurse practitioner faces. The Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the Endocrinology Society have not come to an agreement on the standard of care for optimal thyroid function. Thus, many patients have been told that their thyroid is fine; but truthfully what is “fine”? […]

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Fountain View Village on when to look into Retirement Living

Published in Scottsdale SENIOR Magazine

After my beloved husband passed away, I found myself alone for the first time in over 50 years. It wasn’t so bad when my children they were all surrounding me, but as they live in different states, they would soon be leaving. Each invited me to live with them but I didn’t want to interfere with their lives or add to their responsibilities as each had enough taking care of their own families. […]

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Rambling Oaks Courtyard Defines Assisted Living

By: Nicol Smith, Rambling Oaks Courtyard, for SENIOR Magazine (Denton edition)

Senior living communities today are nothing like they used to be. Communities today are bright, open and inviting. Most have the latest technology with everything from wifi to flat screen TVs. Apartments are larger, offering one and two bedroom suites. Today’s assisted living residents are still active, vibrant individuals that have so much to give and are very involved in their communities. […]

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First Texas Home Health Discusses Diabetes

By: Dana Weaver, RN, First Texas Home Health, for SENIOR Magazine (Northshore edition)

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. […]