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Stamping Out Senior Scams

Senior scams are on the rise, especially since the pandemic. According to the National Council on Aging, older adults lose an estimated 3 billion dollars a year to scams. Seniors are the perfect target for scammers. Many grew up in a generation where folks in general were more trusting. Because of their longevity, seniors are… Read More

One Size Does Not Fit All

As we celebrate Pride month, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to live in and work in New York City, one of the most diverse and welcoming cities in the world, especially for those who identify as LGBTQ+. The “Big Apple” is a wide-open tent for all cultures and beliefs, and this directly… Read More

Aging Life Care – Why we love the work we do!

May is Aging Life Care Month and a reminder of how grateful I and my HealthSense team are to have found passion and purpose in such a rewarding field. As Aging Life Care Professionals®, we work with older clients and their families, meet them where they are, and find solutions to empower them to live… Read More

Living with Covid – Riding the Next Wave

The next wave of Covid is just starting to break on our shores. Wastewater viral particle analysis indicates that BA.2 has arrived on the Northeast. This latest strain, a sub-variant of Omicron, which has already led to a surge of cases in Europe, is now fast becoming the dominant variant here in the US and… Read More

Flying Solo? Consider a Co-Pilot!

Over twelve million American adults over the age of 65 live alone. As the baby boomers age, the number of these solo agers will continue to trend upward. An estimated 19% of women from the boomer age never gave birth, meaning that there are no direct family members to rely on for caregiving or health… Read More

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

It’s February and the stores are decked out in red love hearts. Chocolate candies are stacked ten deep in the grocery checkout aisles and restaurants are promoting their Valentine’s Day special menu. Love is in the air in all its commercial glory, beckoning us to consume in the name of love. Putting aside all the… Read More

Navigating the Hazards of Happy Hour

January is the month for new year resolutions. Cutting back on alcohol usually makes the top of the list, along with exercising more and trying to eat healthier. We all have our unique relationship to alcohol. For many, having a few drinks is part and parcel of social gatherings and good times. The comforting ritual… Read More

Gathering Responsibly for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season and all of us at HealthSense wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and joyous holiday season! As we look to show our love and appreciation, spending time with others is the most precious gift we can give them. We can wrap this gift with respect and care… Read More

The Power of Gratitude

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us look forward to our uniquely American holiday! We gather with family and friends around a table to share a meal and show gratitude for what we have in our lives. The next day, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season resumes in full force,  and the… Read More

Have Your Say – Your Health Your Way!

If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is to be prepared for change. The same can be said for health care planning. We cannot take our health for granted, so having a plan in place to deal with health challenges as our conditions evolve is important, especially for frail older… Read More