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Health and Travel
7/2/2018 (new)

Getting sick on vacation is bad news. It has the potential to ruin the trip for everyone. Finding quality medical care while on vacation can be difficult as well. While you may not always be able to prevent illness when travelling, you can be adequately prepared to minimize your symptoms and to get back to reclining comfortably on the beach as soon as possible. Consider the following suggestions to prepare for the possibility of health complications while traveling. | FCS5-471
web only | 2 pages | 958 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 299 kb


Money and International Travel
7/2/2018 (new)

Deciding to go on a vacation is an exciting, and all too often stressful experience. Your fantasies of reading a good book while on the beach may be interrupted by intrusive financial concerns. How should you pay for your trip? How will you protect your finances while you are gone? Should you get travel insurance? What about scams or theft? There are numerous financial issues to take into account when planning a trip. Consider implementing some of the following strategies in order to protect your finances. | FCS5-470
web only | 3 pages | 1,375 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 481 kb


Travel Arrangements
7/2/2018 (new)

Going on a vacation is supposed to be a relaxing, stress free experience. Unfortunately, you cannot relax until you have made all of the arrangements for your vacation. Where will you go? How will you get there? How will you spend your time? Giving adequate forethought to get ready for your trip will make for a more enjoyable vacation. One option for consumers is to seek professional help from a travel agent or other travel professional. | FCS5-469
web only | 3 pages | 1,293 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 984 kb


International Travel: What You Need to Know Before You Go
7/2/2018 (new)

Individuals and families are planning leisure trips to destinations all over the world. Regardless of which international travel destination you choose, careful planning is a must. While planning an international trip may seem daunting, there are a few tips that you can follow to make sure that you have the best travel experience possible whether you are a novice or seasoned traveler. | FCS5-468
web only | 5 pages | 2,442 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,401 kb


Planning Your Digital Estate
8/8/2017 (new)

With so much vital information stored online, the nature of estate planning has changed. Although you may still have many important documents in paper format, it is likely that much of your financial documents are digitized. It may seem obvious that important digital information such as online bank accounts should be addressed in estate planning, but other kinds of digital assets such as social media accounts, text messages, or even pictures stored in the cloud may have sentimental value for your loved ones. Email accounts and online retail accounts may house critical personal information that you may wish securely kept. Unfortunately, planning for these kinds of assets is typically neglected by individuals and their advisors. In order to ensure the safety and security of this kind of digital information, you will want to create a digital estate plan. | FCS5-465
web only | 3 pages | 1,347 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 350 kb


Downsizing Your Home: A Guide for Older Adults
7/20/2016 (new)

Downsizing to a smaller home has become a recent trend. Older adults in particular can benefit from such a move. Smaller homes typically require less maintenance and can result in significant savings for the homeowner because of lower utility bills, property taxes, and insurance. This publication will help you make decisions and plans for downsizing. | FCS5-464
web only | 4 pages | 1,610 words | 70 downloads | PDF: 476 kb


Investigating Your Health Insurance Options
12/10/2015 (new)

Identifying healthcare wants and needs for you and your family is an important first step to finding a healthcare plan that will provide adequate healthcare coverage at a sufficient price. This publication will help you determine a health care plan that will best suit your needs. | FCS5-463
web only | 6 pages | 2,509 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 1,418 kb


Relatives Raising Children: Health and Safety Tips for Younger Children
4/21/2014 (new)

Raising grandchildren can be challenging and rewarding. Keeping children healthy and safe can be simple, but it does take thought and preparation. This publication provides suggestions and guidelines that may help. | FCS7-213
web only | 7 pages | 2,557 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 1,843 kb


Steps Toward Hiring a Dependable Contractor
8/29/2013 (new)

When building or repairing your home, the general contractor you hire can be either the biggest help or the biggest source of problems you will encounter. You can learn to protect your interests and avoid financial disaster by becoming an informed consumer. | FCS4-419
web only | 4 pages | 2,950 words | 47 downloads | PDF: 267 kb


The Value of Continued Education
11/13/2012 (new)

For most students, high school is not the end of their career preparation. Education and training beyond high school provide greater opportunities for finding and keeping a job, particularly in tough economic times. Continued education can have an impact on family well-being. | FCS5-456
web only | 4 pages | 1,683 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 246 kb


Paying for Continued Education
11/13/2012 (new)

Various forms of continued education and training are available. They range from a four-year program at an expensive private college or university to a less expensive state university or even a community or technical college. Once you decide where you want to continue your education, you can search out the various forms of financial aid that are available, both from the educational institution itself and from outside sources. | FCS5-455
web only | 3 pages | 1,462 words | 86 downloads | PDF: 220 kb


Ten Tips for Talking with Your Child or Teen about Sexuality
9/20/2012 (new)

Parenting involves teaching children to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle, which includes healthy sexual development. It is an important parenting responsibility to talk to your children about sex, sexuality, and related topics. | FCS7-207
web only | 6 pages | 2,148 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 574 kb


Home Accessibility: Resources
8/23/2012 (new)

The following information will help you find resources and support for improving your residential situations, assessing your needs and determining which modifications and assistive technologies are most appropriate for you. | FCS4-418
web only | 2 pages | 693 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 214 kb


Home Accessibility: Kitchens
8/23/2012 (new)

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your kitchen a safer and more user-friendly space. | FCS4-417
web only | 2 pages | 915 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 272 kb


Home Accessibility: Bathrooms
8/23/2012 (new)

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can help make your bathroom a safer and more user-friendly space in your home. | FCS4-416
web only | 3 pages | 897 words | 26 downloads | PDF: 464 kb


Home Accessibility: Bedrooms
8/23/2012 (new)

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your bedroom a safer and more user-friendly space. | FCS4-415
web only | 3 pages | 768 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 641 kb


Home Accessibility: One Size Fits All
8/23/2012 (new)

A well-designed home promotes independence and allows us the satisfaction of being able to stay in control and remain at home as we age or as our needs change. | FCS4-414
web only | 3 pages | 1,316 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 640 kb


Home Accessibility: Assistive Technology
8/23/2012 (new)

Assistive technology allows people to do things that they might not otherwise be able to do. It reduces the impact of a disability and increases the opportunity for enjoying an optimal level of safety and independence. | FCS4-413
web only | 3 pages | 1,403 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 363 kb


Legacy Building Through Life Review
6/22/2012 (new)

This fact sheet describes different types of things that make up a legacy, talks about how we can develop a meaningful legacy, and offers a variety of ways to communicate our legacy to others. | FCS7-205
web only | 2 pages | 1,385 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 170 kb


Enhancing Mental Health Through Life Story
6/22/2012 (new)

Documenting our life story encourages us to constructively think about and examine both positive and negative personal experiences, the meaning and emotions we attach to our experiences, and the lessons we have learned over time. | FCS7-204
web only | 3 pages | 2,085 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 180 kb


Planning and Decision Making Through Life Story
6/22/2012 (new)

Life story focuses heavily on the past, but we can use these experiences to help us think about and plan for the future. | FCS7-203
web only | 3 pages | 1,473 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 178 kb


Exercising the Brain Through Life Story
6/22/2012 (new)

Life story also contributes to brain health, as the process of documenting and sharing life story is a form of brain exercise. | FCS7-202
web only | 3 pages | 2,173 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 181 kb


Enhancing Quality Care Relationships Through Life Story
6/22/2012 (new)

Sharing and documenting life story and health history promotes a quality caregiving relationship. A life story is an account of the series of experiences that make up our lives and define who we are. | FCS7-201
web only | 4 pages | 2,196 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 171 kb


Life Story: What Is It and How Do You Write It?
6/22/2012 (new)

Whether it is our own or that of someone we love, writing a life story can be a rich and rewarding experience. It is also a gift that can last for generation after generation. To get started, it is important to be organized, prepared, and flexible. | FCS7-200
web only | 5 pages | 2,863 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 185 kb


Stand Up to Falling: What to Do When You Fall
5/10/2012 (new)

A fall can happen to anyone. A fall often happens suddenly, and the experience can be startling and upsetting regardless of your age. Adults age 65 years and older are at the greatest risk of falling and jeopardizing health and independence. Many falls can be prevented by making simple changes, but it's good to plan ahead in case you do fall. | FCS7-206
web only | 4 pages | 1,108 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb


Renewing Infant Attachment Bond Following Military Deployment
8/17/2011 (new)

With the length of deployment averaging 12 months, this process may be confusing for children of military members, especially those of young ages. Even when close parent-child bonds exist prior to deployment, extended absences may negatively impact this bond. Therefore, military members and their families must be patient in the renewal of attachment bonds following the long separation during a military deployment. | FCS7-196
web only | 4 pages | 1,292 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 1,069 kb


Adolescence and Military Deployment
8/17/2011 (new)

For adolescents (12 to 17 years old), the normal stressors of development along with the added stressors of parental deployment can be overwhelming. Support for adolescents facing parental deployment is a critical issue for mental health professionals and military families. | FCS7-195
web only | 4 pages | 1,211 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 434 kb


Sexual Health in Young Adulthood: Protecting Yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
7/29/2011 (minor revision)

For young adults ages 18 to 24, sexual health is an important factor in their development. These are the years of greatest fertility and most frequent sexual activity. | FCS7-197
web only | 6 pages | 2,560 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 568 kb


Bullying 101: The Basics for Parents and Caregivers of a Bullied Child
7/29/2011 (new)

Bullying is a serious issue that has been the subject of discussion for several years. This publication will help parents identify the symptoms of a bullied child, understand why they don't report the abuse and learn how to support them during their coping process. | FCS7-194
web only | 5 pages | 1,892 words | 62 downloads | PDF: 858 kb


Stand Up To Falling: How to Prevent Falls
7/15/2011 (new)

Four steps can help older adults and those susceptible to falls to protect their independence and reduce their likelihood of falling. | FCS7-198
web only | 2 pages | 518 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 1,298 kb


Stand Up to Falling: A Matter of Balance and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

The eight-session, evidence-based falls management program is led by trained volunteer lay leaders. The program aims "to reduce [the] fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults." | FCS7-193
web only | 4 pages | 1,500 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 646 kb


Stand Up to Falling: Vision Impairment and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

Whether vision impairment or disease, age-related trouble with vision increases the risk for falling and fall-related injury. A key to safety, wellness, and fall prevention is to keep your eyes healthy. Have regular eye exams, use appropriate prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and work with a doctor to maximize vision in both eyes. | FCS7-192
web only | 5 pages | 1,765 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 1,085 kb


Stand Up to Falling: Home Safety and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

About 50 to 75 percent of falls happen in the home. Many of these falls are caused by home hazards that we overlook every day. Falls can be reduced and prevented by identifying and correcting hazards in your home. Remember, falls are preventable! | FCS7-191
web only | 5 pages | 1,573 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 490 kb


Stand Up to Falling: Medications and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

Medication causes some older adults to fall. Many seniors are prescribed medications to treat various ailments or diseases, and such drugs may have side effects that lead to falls. Combinations of medicines also create greater chances for adverse drug interaction and/or side effects. Taking four or more prescription and/or over-the-counter medications significantly increases the risk for falling. | FCS7-190
web only | 4 pages | 815 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 200 kb


Stand Up to Falling: Physical Activity, Exercise and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

Physical inactivity leads to muscle weakness and loss, and has a negative effect on flexibility and balance, increasing a person's risk of falling. To significantly minimize the chances of falling, strength, balance, and flexibility must be increased. | FCS7-189
web only | 4 pages | 1,629 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 773 kb