Posts by Golden Bridges 4 You

Senior Blog Spots

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Senior Move Managers | Comments Off on Senior Blog Spots

There are many senior bloggers doling out advice, musing about health issues or just sharing their experiences with aging. At Golden Bridges we try to share what we have learned and hope to make your aging easier.  The article I have shared here gives you a snapshot of five popular senior bloggers. I personally follow two of them  – George Takei and Iris Apfel. I also follow Dian Griesl on “Silver Disobedience”. Sure, she was a Wilhelmina model. Sure she’s beautiful. She’s also real and relatable. Check them out. You’re sure to connect with one (or more) of them. It might just…… make you think about something in a new wayshare the secrets of agingbrighten your day. CLICK HERE for snapshot of the five senior bloggers Susan Scholz, OwnerGolden Bridges,...

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I’m Freezing!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Senior Move Managers | Comments Off on I’m Freezing!

That’s a phrase I use all the time. Summer, winter, spring, even fall. My body does not like to be cold. This winter has been especially rough. I have blankets scattered throughout the house. If there is ever a shortage of sweaters, call me. I have some extras. Ok, not enough for everybody, but I’ve been know to wear more than one a day and have them stashed at work, home, in the car… even in the summer. Recently I have done some research about how we react to cold. The physical things – like shivering and craving fatty foods and hot beverages. Also the behavioral responses. Me, I get sleepy and cranky… how about you? As we age, we can be more adversely affected by cold temperatures. The internet is full of tips for caregivers on how to keep their loved ones warm, and also the signs of hypothermia in the elderly. Pharmacy Times website cites the following: The best way to identify someone with hypothermia is to look for  pale skin, cold feet and hands, and a swollen face. The person may become sleepy, confused, or angry; speak slower than normal; have slurred speech andhave difficulty with balance. From caregiver.com, additional cold weather hazards include the fluicy streets (or porches)house fires, anddehydration. What can you do? Put on another sweater! Call your loved ones to check on them. Offer to go grocery shopping for an older neighbor so they don’t have to get out on the ice. Check their smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors (and yours too while you’re at it). Make sure to get sunlight when possible. Layer, layer, layer. Dress in light layers that provide thermal protection while indoors. Layer on outdoor accessories-  gloves, scarves, hats when venturing outside. (Check out the video link on our Facebook page for the warmest way to tie a scarf!) Layer your bed with flannel sheet, comforter, then thinner blankets that provide weight and more layers of warmed air, or use knitted/crocheted afghans (a tip I found on lifehacker.com). And remember that sooner or later the weather will change! Stay Warm and Safe, Susan & the Golden Bridges...

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