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Pati Rader
Senior Spirit Newsletter
January, 2015      
Medical News
Medical News
Take Care with Prescription Drugs
As we age, many of us begin taking more medications to control newly diagnosed conditions or manage chronic diseases, increasing the risk of dangerous drug reactions or interactions. At the same time, natural changes in the body can affect how our body reacts to medications. For these reasons, itís important to keep track of our medications and be aware of any problems Click here to view article. 
Your Money
Your Money
Do Your Homework before Buying a Franchise
While buying a franchise may look like an easy way to become an entrepreneur, itís not risk free. Before jumping in, make sure you know the costs, the companyís rules and restrictions, and how much you can afford to spendóor lose. Click here to view article.
Lifestyle Trends
Lifestyle Trends
Donít Let Winter Freeze You Out
Winter poses difficulties for older adults with the added danger of serious falls on ice and snow, a greater sensitivity to cold and increased isolation. But there are ways to weather the cold, snowy months and decrease the gloom and discomfort. Click here to view article.
Senior Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
Kansas resident, 102, still working 32 hours a week
Loren Wade started working at age 12, and during the last 90 years has done everything from working in a garage to laying carpet. He has become a role model in his latest job, at the Walmart in Winfield, Kan., where he outperforms people half his age. Click here to view article.
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Live Like a Greek Islander
Researchers have been studying why residents of the Greek island of Ikaria live long and healthy lives, with relatively little cancer, cardiovascular disease or dementia. A part-time resident of the island, Diane Kochilas gives her perspective on this achievement, including that islanders ďlive deliberately and don't rush.Ē Click here to read more.
CSA Blog
CSA Blog
Lying in Wait: PTSD in the Older Population
When circumstances make it clear that itís time for some older adults to make changes in their living situations, the decision can be difficult if not traumatic. Helping them through the process requires trust and understanding of the personís needs and fears. Click here to read more.
Famous & 65
Famous and 65
Famous and 65
View the celebrities turning 65 this month.
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  Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs) are professionals who come from a multitude of industries including  senior care, estate planning, transition services, insurance and real estate, as well as other professions that  work with older adults. CSAs are valuable sources of knowledge about the health, social, legal and  financial  aspects of aging and know where to find the necessary resources needed for older adults and their families. Located around the U.S., CSAs can be found by using the CSA Locator at http://www.csa.us/freeresources/csa-locator/.


Pati Rader, CSA
Certified Senior Advisor
Emaial: pati@patirader.com



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