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While many of us prefer to pick up the phone and talk to family and friends, these days, most communication is done via text message. The hustle and bustle of daily life has left little time for long discussions over the phone, especially for parents of younger children and the younger generations who are alwaysContinue reading “The Wonderful World of Texting”
Many of us miss traveling since the pandemic started in the spring of 2020. If you’ve been fully vaccinated, traveling is now a possibility but there are several requirements to keep in mind to ensure you travel safely and follow all protocols. And since it has been a while since most of us have traveled,Continue reading “Summer Vacation Checklist”
This Father’s Day, we are going to look back at all the dads we loved to watch over the past 60 years tuning in from our couches or local theaters, who were all loving, hilarious, and entertaining in their own way. Time magazine called Mike Brady of “The Brady Bunch” not only “TV’s perfect 1950sContinue reading “Father’s Day Tribute: A Look Back at the Dads We’ve All Loved to Watch”
Summer often makes us think of barbecues, family gatherings and days at the beach. But due to COVID-19 and quarantine orders most of us could not get out and socialize last summer. Fortunately, this summer, things are looking up and may even resemble pre-COVID-19 summers. Regardless of what your summer plans are, one thing isContinue reading “Make Your Health a Priority This Summer”
As a parent or relative ages, it can become stressful when important decisions must be made. You want to have respect for their independence but also protect them from negative consequences of mental or physical health problems. Creating a power of attorney (POA) is one way to ensure that no matter what happens down the road,Continue reading “The Facts: Power of Attorney in California”
Spring is upon us and this season often spurs ideas about decorating, remodeling, and spring cleaning. Bringing these ideas to life can be pricey and not realistic for many of us but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with do-it-yourself (DIY) ideas. There are easy and budget-friendly changes that can make a world ofContinue reading “5 Easy and Budget-Friendly Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home”
If you are a caregiver and feel frustrated and overwhelmed, you are certainly not alone. In fact, thirty-six percent of family caregivers characterize their situation as highly stressful, according to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). Maybe the demands might be too much to take on and/orContinue reading “Avoiding Caregiver Burnout”
Courtesy of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center WRITTEN BY: Douglas Chiriboga, MD While Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) and our Pomona Valley Health Centers have taken extra steps to keep our patients, Associates and Physicians safe during the pandemic this past year, we understand if you may have deferred care out of an abundanceContinue reading “Time to put yourself first and stop putting your healthcare on hold”
We can all agree that the world is changing rapidly right before our eyes where WIFI or WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) is a must. There are so many more conveniences now that we couldn’t have imagined when we were younger. When we see how the younger generations – like our grandkids – consume entertainment,Continue reading “4 Things Only We Remember but Our Grandkids Won’t”
(As of March 5, 2021) The availability of the COVID-19 vaccinations is a real turning point in the pandemic but with so many news headlines hitting us every day on the topic, it can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate the process. There are many questions around eligibility, how to register and what to expectContinue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine for Local Residents: Here is What We Know”
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