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eBella Extra: Seniors cope through COVID by staying connected

The eBella Extra – Engaging In Issues Between The Issues Acceptance and Routine Seniors cope through COVID by staying connected ​by Julia Browning Everyone forced to unexpectedly isolate because of the COVID-19 pandemic has suffered the loss of the life they expected to be living. For senior citizens, who already face the threat of isolation …

WINK News: Robotic pets help seniors feel less lonely during isolation

Self-isolation during COVID-19 is creating a lot of feelings of loneliness in the community, especially for senior citizens. Having a furry friend around can help, but not everyone can handle a traditional pet. The solution? Robotic dogs and cats. “Fluffy” barks, pants, yawns, whines, growls and wags his tail. Most importantly, he keeps Dolores Fell …

Lifestyles After 50: The Best Ways in Maintaining Senior Independence

By J.C. Amodea Maintaining independence for seniors is one of life’s most challenging issues and one each of us must face, either on behalf of family or, at some point, ourselves. Whether it is facing a life transition, overcoming grief or loss, food insecurity, financial need or dwindling social opportunities, it is a fact of …

eBella Extra: Still I Rise

The eBella Extra – Engaging In Issues Between The Issues Staying Connected, Now More Than Ever Naples Senior Center continues to help seniors gain interconnectivity ​ by Julia Browning Not going into work, difficulty leaving the house, being separated from family and friends — these are situations a community under quarantine is painfully familiar with. …

eBella Magazine: The Art of Spreading Joy

Naples Senior Center volunteer Dorrie Karnis creates happiness every day by Julia Browning Dorothy Karnis — known as Dorrie to her many friends — has an innate ability for spreading smiles. She employs her joy-sharing superpower at the Naples Senior Center at JFCS (Jewish Family & Community Services, the founding organization). The nonprofit organization offers …

Florida Weekly: Naples Senior Center closed, but keeps helping

Even during the best of times, the stress and anxiety of coping with cognitive decline, feelings of loneliness and isolation, and a host of oftentimes interconnected health concerns create a unique set of challenges for Southwest Florida’s elderly residents and their families who fill a vital role as caretakers. Among the most vulnerable during the …

NDN Opinion: May is Older Americans Month

Every year in May, we celebrate “Older Americans Month” to recognize the contributions of older adults in our country. I think we all can agree that this year’s celebration is far different from those in the past. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in ways we never thought possible. Social distancing and stay at home …

WINK News: New research offers hope to those affected by Alzheimer’s

New research could give families the gift of time when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Doctors diagnosed David Sprenkel’s wife Nancy with Alzheimer’s 25 years ago, but thanks to scientific advancements and new medications at the time, the disease was slowed, he said. “I had 20 or 25 years more of a better life together …

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