Sequoia Senior Solutions Blog

Comments & Discussions Pertinent to Seniors and Their Families

Category: Senior Resources

How to Build a Social Life as a Senior Citizen

Stanton Lawson is the Co-Owner of Sequoia Senior Solutions. Sequoia’s mission is to ensure a better quality of life for their elderly clients and their families, by providing dependable and affordable in-home care. Sequoia’s focus is to keep you or your loved ones at home and avoid:
• Loss of friends and possessions
• Loss of independence and freedom
• Loss of spirit which is drained by the battles of daily living
Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc. services Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Solano, Mendocino, Lake Counties. The main office is located at191 Lynch Creek Way, Suite 102, Petaluma, CA 94954. Email Tel: (707) 763-6600 Fax: (707) 763-6607,

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May You Stay Forever Young–Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger, a folk musician whose 93 birthday is May 3, is working to become the oldest musician to ever reach Billboard’s top musical charts. If enough people will buy his new old song “Forever Young” written by Bob Dylan when Dylan was 33, Seeger will surpass Tony Bennett who holds the record at age 85.

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Handle With Care

IN-home care is one of California’s fastest-growing industries as our population of aging baby boomers, seniors and people with disabilities seeking supportive help at home continues to swell. Home care agencies work hard to match seniors with compatible caregivers so families can have peace of mind that their love ones are provided with the best of care.

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Respite Care Services: Helping Caregivers Get a Break

Sometimes you just need a break. You need the opportunistic break that offers a few moments to rejuvenate, to enjoy, or accomplish those tasks that seem to sit idly in the proverbial “inbox” of life. As a caregiver for your senior loved one, you spend many of your waking hours working in your daily profession, commuting, coordinating, and making the world around you happen as seamlessly as possible. But, where do you find those mini-moments of time off from housekeeping chores, preparing meals, managing medications, bathing and dressing your senior family member?

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Alzheimer’s Disease — No Longer Thought of as a One-Way Street

As you age, it is as important to take as much care of your brain as you do your body. Getting older affects our minds as much as it does our bodies. Over your lifetime, the ability of your brain to fight the damage of getting older, known as cognitive reserve, is no better than the response of your other muscles if you do not keep them toned. As the brain ages you begin having trouble focusing and performing actions that used to be a breeze. Don’t get discouraged, you can strengthen up your mind just like you strengthen those other muscles, by exercising your brain.

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Seniors and Technology: Gadgets Aren’t Just for the Kids Anymore

It can be interesting and almost amazing to watch as our children tap wildly on their telephones until their thumbs turn blue all in an effort to communicate with their friends. And it’s hard not to chuckle at how they can uncontrollably giggle while watching television and even funny commercials online. Some kids and now even middle-aged adults go to class and even get degrees, all online. Yet, these innovations in how we interact, entertain and how we learn are beginning to transcend the bounds of the “younger crowd.”

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Mary Scanlon, 70, of Pleasant Hill, made the mistake of her life. She hired a private, live-in caregiver through Craigslist, taking what she considered to be the least expensive route to hiring in-home care. In the end, Mary paid the most expensive price possible for her mistake – her life. Within three months of hiring the caregiver, Mary was dead. She was murdered by the same woman she had hired to take care of her.

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How to Choose the Right In-Home Care Provider Agency

The time has come to hire the services of an in-home caregiver. You have decided that seeking a caregiver through an agency is the best option. But how does one go about choosing among the many agencies available? How do you judge the quality of the agency? What are the criteria to consider?

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Hello world! We’re here to blog…

Welcome to our new blog! We hope you enjoy our posts and please, please, please, feel free to add your comments. We are excited to begin sharing information and reading your comments. We can all learn from each other! Our goal is to provide information to you that seniors and their families will find both […]

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