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Grandparents Day Activities For Everyone

by Medical Care Alert

Make for some great memories (and maybe even a little bit of a mess) with these fun Grandparents Day activities! This coming Sunday September 8, is National Grandparents Day, a tradition since 1978. The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was […]

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101 Senior Discounts You’ve Never Heard Of

by Medical Care Alert

Senior discounts are everywhere…you just need to ask! While waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Arby’s the other day, I overheard him ask for his senior discounts. The girl at the register smiled and charged him less. When I asked him what the discount was, he told me that seniors over age 55 get 10% […]

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Hot Weather Tips For Seniors

by Medical Care Alert

Nationwide, it is HOT this summer.  Seniors are especially susceptible to heat and dehydration.   Everyone can be affected by heat in different ways, but there are some people in the community more susceptible to prolonged extreme heat. For older adults, extreme heat can be a serious issue because of their health and mobility status. There are a number of […]

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How Do GPS Medical Alert Systems Work?

by Charlie Kimball

GPS Medical Alert Systems are sophisticated, yet simple to use. There are a lot of acronyms used when describing technology….but most folks just want to know if it will work when they need it.  Ease of use is really the most important feature to most people, especially when considering a life saving GPS Medical Alert system. […]

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Would You Know A Stroke If You Had One?

by Medical Care Alert

Stroke strikes FAST and you should too! Many people don’t know that being able to recognize and respond to stroke symptoms can save lives. A stroke or “brain attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these […]

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BBB Warns Of Free Medical Alert Scam Calls

by Medical Care Alert

Seniors should just hang up on medical alert scam “robo-calls”.   Acording to Neil Winget, President of the Better Business Bureau of West Central Ohio, “Other Better Business Bureaus across the country are also receiving similar reports from consumers. The origination of these calls, as deduced from area codes, includes Boynton Beach, Fla., Louisville, Ky., and Cleveland.” […]

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Where Did Valentine’s Day Come From?

by Medical Care Alert

Did you know that nearly 150 million cards are exchanged each Valentine’s Day? Or that more than 40,000 American are employed at chocolate companies? While the history of Valentine’s Day is sometimes debated, it clearly links back to a Catholic saint named St. Valentine. The problem is there are actually three St. Valentine’s — one […]

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