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What Seniors Need to Know About Heart Health

Contrary to popular belief, a heart attack isn’t always like what you see on TV, with an older man dramatically clutching his chest before falling to the ground. It can affect men and women of all ages in different ways—sometimes without any chest pain at all.  In honor of February being National Heart Month, we at American Baptist Homes of the Midwest felt it was important to shine a spotlight on heart attack warning signs and controllable risk factors.

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Let the Good Times Roll: Celebrate Mardi Gras in Your Senior Community

In Louisiana, Mardi Gras is a big deal. It’s not only a legal holiday, it’s become a legendary part of the culture, bringing hundreds of thousands of tourists to the New Orleans French Quarter every year to celebrate. With some creativity, you can bring a little taste of “N’awlins” (and Mardi Gras!) to your senior community. Every year, Mardi Gras is in either February or March, based on the date of Easter Sunday (46 days before Easter). This year, Mardi Gras is on February 13.

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5 Everyday Outings for Seniors and Caregivers | American Baptist Homes of the Midwest

Staying active and getting out into the world outside their community is important for seniors living in assisted living. Outings are also an opportunity for seniors and caregivers to spend some quality time together. However, as abilities and circumstances change, it can be challenging to find outings that match a senior’s energy levels. To help, we’ve put together a list of everyday outing ideas for you and your loved one.

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