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Silver&Fit

By brian barrick
April 30, 2012

Silver&Fit is a workout craze among the senior citizen community that promotes healthy aging. There are health centers just for this type of exercise, there are also classes at some gyms, and you can find certified Silver&Fit instructors that can teach at your facility. The class combines aerobic, flexibility, and strength training in a positive, ...

By brian barrick
April 27, 2012

Oak Street Funding (www.oakstreetfunding.com), the nation’s leading commission-based lender for insurance professionals, announced today a new strategic partnership with B.A. Barrick & Co., doing business as Nonprofit Insurance Services. The referral partnership provides new funding options to B.A. Barrick’s agents who need capital to buy, build or sell their agencies.   “B.A. Barrick has a ...

8 Tips to Protect Your Home

By brian barrick
April 26, 2012

Your home doesn’t have to be an open invitation to thieves; in fact, it can be the opposite. Here are ways you can make your residence one in which burglars will have no interest. Outdoor Lighting — Illuminate your home’s entry points (doors and windows) and make sure the lights shine on the house, not ...

Raise Money for a Great Cause

By brian barrick
April 23, 2012

Basket bingo is a great idea for a nursing home or assisted living facility because the residents can feel good if the proceeds go to a good cause and they get to play a game that most enjoy. With basket bingo you can ask companies to donate baskets filled with stuff to give to the ...

Living Green Affordably

By brian barrick
April 19, 2012

It used to be commonly thought that “living green” meant spending more – buying organic foods, replacing appliances with those that save energy.  Now, with the environment being one of the biggest concerns (along with everything else!) it’s becoming a better choice to choose a greener lifestyle.  In the long run, the price may be ...

Elder Abuse Epidemic

By brian barrick
April 12, 2012

Elder abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.  Due to social isolation, mental and physical impairment, elders are more vulnerable than others.  Locations of abuse are many and include the home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or the public.  Due to the occasionally stressful demands of caregivers for the elderly, caregivers sometimes find ...

Card Night for Residents

By brian barrick
April 09, 2012

Are you trying to think of an activity that all of your residents can participate in no matter what health they’re in? Well don’t think too much, just think cards. There are so many different kinds of card games out there and most of your residence will already know a lot of the card games ...

5 Ways to Eliminate Falls

By brian barrick
April 05, 2012

  Falls are the number one cause of facility-incurred injuries.  One in every three people age 65 and older fall each year.  It is important for you as care providers to implement procedures that help reduce the number of falls and exposure to falls.  Highlighted below are 5 keys to reducing your exposure to falls: ...

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