Prevent Common Situations From Becoming Emergencies

This post is sponsored by Senior Helpers®. FabOverFifty greatly appreciates its support, and is pleased to help communicate this valuable information!

This is National Safety Month, and FabOverFifty is partnering with Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier, in-home senior care provider, to show you how to prevent common situations at home from turning into emergencies!

Senior Helpers is dedicated to delivering professionally trained caregivers, so your loved ones can continue to enjoy the comforts of their own homes, despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges. It is the first in-home senior care company in the industry to offer specialized training for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease care. “These devastating diseases greatly impact patients, as well as their families,” said Geri Brin, Founder of FabOverFifty. “It is comforting to be able to call on a valuable, expert organization like Senior Helpers to help us and our loved ones lead the best lives possible during trying times.”

Here are seven familiar situations we all encounter at home, plus the smart and simple things we should do to keep them from becoming disasters. (more…)

Doctors Can Say, And Do, The Darndest Things!

A raised red rash suddenly appeared all over my abdomen when I was around 23 years old, and when I saw the dermatologist, he asked me if I had “sexual relations” with anyone but my husband (that was one of the quaint phrases people used back in the day)! “Of course not,” I said. “Why are you asking?”

“Because this rash looks like it could be syphilis,” he said, matter of factly, “and I wouldn’t want you giving it to someone else.” I couldn’t believe it. I actually worried until the lab results came back, even though I couldn’t possibly have had syphilis.

Here are some of your dreadful experiences with doctors, and one great experience! 

About 23 years ago a doctor noticed in my medical history that I’d recently had breast implants. He proceeded to ask me inappropriate, non-medical, questions about my reason for them,.and then grabbed and squeezed both of my breasts before I had a second to realize his intentions!”
GiGi Hall Rivera

Being told I had stomach cancer. But the doctor was so kind and gentle with me and my husband, that I remember his kindness more than the dooming news! I’m cancer free now!!!”
Darlene Chavez Gonzalez


When Was The Last Time You Felt In Danger?

“When the danger is great, one must not run away.”

Pope Benedict XVI

“Danger is sauce for prayers.”

Benjamin Franklin

Whether you agree with Pope Benedict, and face peril head on, or talk to a higher power when you’re in jeopardy, danger is an undeniable fact of life. Except if you’re Mavis. What a lucky lady!

Three weeks ago I had an allergic reaction to a medication. I felt as if I were having a stroke or heart attack. I thought I was possibly dying. All I could think of was my 16- year-old daughter and how much I love her. What would she do without me?  I was afraid I would die in front of her.

“My husband called 911 and off to the ER we went. I was eventually ok thank God-amen. However, that experience was frightening and I’m so grateful and blessed to be ok.”
Cindy Anelante


A New Way To End Night Sweats

“Every night I wake up in a pool of perspiration,” Melanie said about the awful night sweats that are plaguing her during her menopause, which began over a year ago. “I could turn the air conditioner on full force when it’s 20 degrees out, and I still start sweating.”

Melanie has tried ice packs, PJs made with fabric designed to wick away her perspiration, and dietary supplements. She’s so desperate to relieve her utter discomfort, she’s game to try anything that sounds promising. But nothing’s worked!

“I wish I could take the air conditioner into bed with me,” Melanie jokes. Alas, that’s not such a far-fetched idea after all. Melanie now can now surround her body with softly flowing cooling air that will keep her dry and calm all through the night. And we don’t mean a room air conditioner.

A brilliant new patented device, called the BedJet, cools any existing bed with a quiet and gentle stream of air. The BedJet air travels between bedding layers, lusciously cradling your body with gently flowing air and turning your ordinary bed into a luxurious, temperature-controlled sleeping environment in seconds. The BedJet eliminates body moisture and sweat from the bed without using any mattress pads, mattress toppers, wires or tubes to sleep on.


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Anxiety Doesn’t Solve Problems

Snuggles with our hubbies help some of us, but others relieve our anxiety in more elaborate ways. Living with apprehension is no fun, and worrying just seems to exacerbate the situation. So, whatever it takes, get that anxiety out of your system. Pronto!

“A cup of hot tea and no TV. Try to relax and not to dwell. If it’s really hard, I have medication from my doctor that relieves anxiety. Sometimes, just sitting outside or taking a walk helps a bit. Talking to someone who understands also helps a lot. It’s not easy.”

Barbara Stanisci

“Learning to relax with Reiki therapy has helped me a great deal. Took meds for 18 years. Been off all meds for almost 10. Natural healing is MUCH BETTER than drugs.”

Karin Palm Coburn

“Snuggling with my hubby always helps.”

Sharon Weeder-Smytheman

“The gym and lots of water! I’ve been drinking teas, instead of coffee! Lots of hugs!”

Lisa Renee’ Neisslie

“Tried every natural remedy-meditation, acupuncture. Suffered for years. I did not want to take meds, but after years of suffering and moments that were ruined because of it, decided to start taking medication. Now, I feel perfectly fine and I have my life back. Taking a low dose, just enough to relieve the excess and I continue to take care of myself in other ways. A mix of medical and natural.”

Sophie Crête

“Deep breathing and being appreciative.”

Cathy Foote Mountford

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Win A Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip To Rome For Two (Thanks To Lubrigyn)



Thanks to Lubrigyn, a successful feminine hygiene brand based in Rome, generations of European women have known that it’s a no-no to use soap in the shower, especially on their delicate vaginal skin. Now, Lubrigyn Lotion, a combination moisturizer, cleanser and lubricant, is fast becoming a favorite of American women, too. Once you try the silky smooth and hydrating formula, you’ll never use another product down there again.

Our good friends at Lubrigyn look forward to hosting the lucky winner and her companion for this glorious trip, valued at $5,500.

15 Habits of Women Over 50

Count the number of these habits you possess and see what your score says about you, below!

1. Taking sneak peeks at your neck
in the mirror


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1. Your day-old grandchild


Five Little (But Powerful) Ways To Befriend The Environment

A cruel winter that still won’t quit has repeatedly reminded us how important it is to become more eco-friendly by making changes in our lives. Here are five simple ways to have a positive impact.

1. Walk, don’t drive

If you can, ditch the car for shorter journeys and walk—or even cycle—instead. In high-traffic areas, you could actually get to your destination faster than in the car, plus you’ll save fuel and reduce the amount of pollutants you put into the air. So take out your waterproof jacket, get on your trainers and leave your car keys behind. If you don’t own a proper all-weather jacket, check out the great range available at Cotton Traders.


10 Things To Stop Complaining About

1. The Weather

It snows in the winter, and it’s hot in the summer. Is either really a surprise?


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