Health and Well-being: Exercise Videos for Senior Citizens


            As we get older we find we have specialized needs for our exercise programs. We may not want the bouncing and pounding of running or some dance programs. We need moderate programs that begin with careful warm-ups and then proceed to take us through a thirty minute routine geared for our bodies.  Regular exercise is extremely important as we age. We need movement that increases our balance, builds strength and flexibility to avoid injury and which builds coordination between our brains and our muscles. We may need programs that offer both sitting and standing Read More

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The Top Five Gifts for Grandparents


            Are you stumped when it comes to giving meaningful gifts to seniors? It’s really very easy. Find a way to meet a need or touch the heart.   Gifts  for grandparents and seniors are meant to provide pleasure. When they also fill a void, convey love and relieve a worry, they’re pure gold. Here are five of the best gifts you can give a retiree. Subscriptions Everyone enjoys something to look forward to each week or month. A book of the month subscription, a magazine subscription on a favourite topic or interest, a newspaper subscription Read More

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Cooking with Grandkids: Lunch on the Run


When the grandkids come no one wants to spend long hours in the kitchen. But it is fun to plan simple meals and allow the grandkids to get involved in the process. Here are some quick and easy lunch ideas that grandkids from toddlers up can manage. So eat healthy, with these quick and tasty lunch on the run ideas.   Green Salad with Goldfish Crackers Tear fresh leafy greens onto salad plates. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and drizzle with your favourite dressing. Top with crunch goldfish crackers and enjoy. Your youngest grandchildren can do this one all on their Read More

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Gift Ideas for a New Born Baby


Welcome to Baby Bouquets Hi Granny! Are you looking for a special gift for a  new mum and baby? Is there a new birth in the family – a grand-friend or a work colleague? What is a baby bouquet? Baby bouquets are the ideal gifts for grandchildren, a newly arrived grandchild and  for new or expectant mums, making the practical but popular gift of baby clothing that much more special. Cute colourful baby clothes are rolled to look just like real flowers and nestled in a beautiful basket arrangement that’s sure to make any mum-to-be beam with joy. Their baby Read More

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Senior Dating: Never Too Old for Love Relationships

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             It just happened again. A good friend lost her husband in a matter of months to liver failure. She barely had time to get used to the idea of living alone before he was gone. I now count seven of my women friends living as widows. It’s a different life. The world and most social events cater to couples, not singles. How does a single person become comfortable with a new life lived mostly alone? Many widows, widowers and divorcees adjust to their new lives by attending group activities. Going to restaurants, movies, and Read More

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Adoption vs. Guardianship

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   Many grandparents find themselves taking on the role of parenting their grandchildren. It’s a big task and one that requires a great deal of support to do well. Keep in mind that your local living area may have specific guidelines in place concerning the placement of children at risk. The rules and guidelines may vary from location to location. Contact your local authorities for information.  If you or someone you know is in the process of taking on the monumental task of parenting their grandchildren, you’ll be interested to research the question of adoption vs. guardianship. There are many Read More

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