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Protect Seniors from Heat Stroke This Summer

With summer upon us, many people revel in the outdoors. Young and old alike love to spend time in the sun. However, too much of a good thing can turn bad.  Heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses pose a danger to many, but especially to seniors. What can you do to prevent heatstroke and what are […]

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Signs of Decreased Mobility in Seniors And How You Can Help

Mobility is essential for everyday life, no matter our age. Those of us with no mobility problems take for granted the simple daily activities like getting groceries, visiting family, or even walking up stairs.  However, even if you are not personally affected, you may have noticed a senior loved one struggling with mobility.  How can you be sure that […]

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Senior Activity Idea: Planning a Picnic

The sun is shining, birds are singing, and flowers are in bloom. What a perfect day for a picnic! Enjoying the outdoors is beneficial for all ages, especially elders with limited mobility.   Planning a picnic has many benefits for a senior with limited mobility. Picnics are slow-paced, low-stress activities that encourage a senior to: -Break […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

It’s the time of year to bust out the duster and wipe away winter cobwebs. Spring cleaning is a refreshing activity that many (well, some of us) enjoy. Despite increasing age, seniors can accomplish a great deal while not putting a strain on their bodies. Even when requiring some assistance, senior friends or family members can […]

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3 Signs it May Be Time to Install a Stairlift

Most Americans desire (over 90%) to “age in place” as a means to stay independent for as long as possible. Installing a stairlift in the home is one means by which this is possible. But when is the right time to install a stairlift? Here are three signs it may be time to consider this […]

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Giving Back to a Generous Senior Couple

Aplus Stairlifts of Pittsburgh was honored to be mentioned in an article by Anne Linaberger from Sparkt on January 24th.  Anne Reports, “After years of giving back and sacrificing for others (they sometimes worked without salary when the Army couldn’t afford to pay them), now the Dean’s need help. Sandy has Parkinson’s, which left her a […]

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3 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Socially Active

Being social is more than just having fun. According to the Center for Advancing Health, elderly people who are socially active and maintain or increase interactions with others as they age have a slower progression of health declines than elderly people who are less socially engaged. How can you help seniors stay social? Here are […]

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Mobility Loss Among Seniors

Among the elderly, the loss of mobility can be one of the most challenging situations they face. Trouble moving and walking can not only make daily activities difficult. It can also lead to feelings of depression, isolation, and loss of independence. However, if you know the cause of the loss of mobility, you have options […]

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Navy SEAL Vet Frustration

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Navy SEAL injured in a tragic training accident reached out to Get Marty for help. “I can’t stand going to the VA. I just get frustrated,” said Lt. Junior Grade Brandon Myers.  The 28-year-old Navy SEAL fell nearly 40 feet on a SEAL training run last year. He was paralyzed from the waist down. “I will walk […]

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