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Tax Scams To Be Aware Of

Posted by Kendal at Home on April 2, 2020 at 7:30 AM

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Tax season is here, and with it comes a variety of scams designed to get your money or personal information. As you’re preparing to file, here are common scams to watch for.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Mood During Self Quarantine

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 31, 2020 at 7:30 AM

You’ve been stuck at home for at least a week and you only leave to go for a walk or get necessary food or supplies. If you’re like most of us, you’re probably feeling a range of emotions about being self-quarantined, the COVID-19 pandemic and socialGettyImages-896352582 distancing. As humans, we’re inherently social, so finding yourself socially isolated can be difficult. 

There are ways to cope, however. Let’s look at some ways you can use this time to make a difference and feel better.

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Don’t Fall for These COVID-19 Scams

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 25, 2020 at 12:30 PM

During these uncertain times, it’s natural to feel worried and unsure. Because there are a lot of unknowns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many people are searching for answers to help them quell their fears. Scammers are increasingly GettyImages-1071571844targeting people with offers of products that claim to cure or prevent the virus, as well as attempting to get personal information. 

Here’s what you should know to keep yourself safe. 

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Avoid COVID-19 Social Isolation with These Resources

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted the cancellation of events and closures of businesses and gyms, movie theaters and libraries. As of March 18, states across the country have banned gatherings ranging anywhere from 10 to 100 people, and the CDC has advised that events over 50 be postponed. 

Many people are practicing social distancing by staying at home, and with the closure of many public places, there’s not much else people can do. However, the isolation GettyImages-1044150158and loneliness caused by self-quarantining and social distancing can quickly become overwhelming. And while it might not seem like it, loneliness and isolation can have profound effects on your physical and mental health.

To help reduce the loneliness you might feel during this time, here are several free online events and tips to help you stay connected:

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 17, 2020 at 7:30 AM

Is it Possible to Spread the Virus Before Showing Symptoms?

Experts are still working to understand exactly how the novel coronavirus spreads, but Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and GettyImages-1206774789Respiratory Diseases, a division of the CDC, reports that while it is possible that someone can be asymptomatic and test positive for COVID-19, the data shows that it is people with active symptoms that are most capable of transmitting the virus.

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Why the Coronavirus Pandemic is More Dangerous for Older Adults

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Older adults and people with underlying conditions like lung disease, diabetes and heart diseases are about twice as likely to develop serious outcomes if they contract the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Centers for Disease Control and GettyImages-1201448982Prevention (CDC).

But that doesn’t mean you’re powerless in the face of this pandemic. By following recommendations set forth by your physician and local and national health authorities, you can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Here, we’ll examine why the coronavirus is more dangerous for older adults and how you can stay safe.

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8 Coronavirus Myths to Know

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 9, 2020 at 7:30 AM

Sipping water every 15 minutes can prevent the coronavirus. Men should be clean-shaven to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus.

If you’ve been online or used social media recently, you’ve likely been inundated with information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) like the examples above. Unfortunately, information like this doesn’t help protect you from the coronavirus, and in some cases can cause harm.

Here are some common coronavirus myths and the truth behind each claim.

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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 5, 2020 at 7:30 AM

The United States has declared a public health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are monitoring the outbreak but expect cases to grow in the United States. The CDC recommends you prepare for the spread of the virus and know what coronavirus symptoms to watch for.

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Energy Boosters for Older Adults

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 3, 2020 at 7:30 AM

“Getting older doesn’t automatically mean less vibrancy and vigor, or lower energy levels — no matter what our youth-obsessed culture would have you believe.” (HopkinsMedicine.org)

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Dangers of Dehydration for Older Adults

Posted by Kendal at Home on February 26, 2020 at 7:30 AM

“Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. Anyone may become dehydrated, but the condition is especially dangerous for young children and older adults.” (Mayo Clinic)

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