Valentine’s Day is almost here: Make yours sweet and healthful

Valentine’s Day is almost here: Make yours sweet and healthful

February 14 is Valentine’s Day!

It is considered the most popular time of year to express love and affection for those held most dear.

Sharing tokens of appreciation and gifts such as greeting cards, flowers, candy and more is one of the most joyful aspects of this holiday.

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Go Red celebrating 10 years of women’s heart health

Go Red celebrating 10 years of women’s heart health

Friday, February 5 is the day to wear red and show support for women’s hearth health!

Heart disease used to be perceived as a disease that primarily affected men. Today, it is well established that heart disease is the leading cause of death each year for women in the United States, killing 1 in 3 women aged 20 and older.

Due largely to the outreach, education, research and support efforts of the American Heart Association, 34 percent fewer women in the U.S. have died from heart disease over the last 10 years.

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American Lung Association: Keeping your lungs healthy

American Lung Association: Keeping your lungs healthy

Since 1904, the American Lung Association has raised national awareness significantly in the fight against lung disease.

First battling tuberculosis and then later discovering the gene causing cystic fibrosis, the American Lung Association is also responsible for leading the charge in creating the enactment of smoke-free laws, currently in 27 states.

“People with lung disease have difficulty breathing…millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease,” according to National Institutes of Health, published in MedLine Plus.

As a California Charter member of the American Lung Association, San Diego’s local office is a shining example of the overall national effort.

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San Diego Chapter of the American Lung Association

“Meeting Janell Wallace, Development Manager, Corporate for the American Lung Association San Diego Chapter at our corporate headquarters was a sincere pleasure, and we are pleased to be working with the Lung Association to potentially develop a partnership,” states Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare.

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Healthy Weight Week: Discovering the right weight for you

Healthy Weight Week: Discovering the right weight for you

Photo courtesy of sylvar/flickr

Photo courtesy of sylvar/flickr

Healthy Weight Week is a public service campaign which is observed this year from January 17 – 23.

This annual observation is a perfect time to determine how to reach an ideal weight for optimal health.

Every person possesses unique personal characteristics such as height, age, bone density, body composition, genetic factors, general health, lifestyle and more which makes what constitutes a healthy weight a very individual equation.

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Are New Year’s resolutions still going strong?

Millions of Americans have made and begun acting upon New Year’s resolutions for 2016.

Photo courtesy of Takashi Hososhima/flickr

Photo courtesy of Takashi Hososhima/flickr

John C. Norcross at the University of Scranton estimates that 25 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are abandoned within the first seven days.

It is believed that 40 to 50 percent of the entire U.S. population has set new goals, participating in this long-held tradition which inspires hope for new beginnings and the possibility of personal transformation.

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2016 Caring Bear Award

Christina Mead, Administrative Services Manager for At Your Home Familycare receives this Year’s Caring Bear Award!

“We are proud to honor Christina with our Annual Caring Bear Award,” says Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO. “At Your Home Familycare is proud to have Christina as a valued member of our administrative team for over 11 years. She has continued to embody the spirit of ‘service above self’, while continuing to strive for excellence in all that she does.”

Congratulations Christina!

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Memories of Christmas in San Diego: A LifeCycles tradition

Photo courtesy of SD Dirk/flickr

Photo courtesy of SD Dirk/flickr

As I grew up in San Diego, Christmas was always a wonderful experience.

The concept of a white Christmas is not entirely lost on those who live in warm climates. But in sunny San Diego, the experience of dashing through the snow is a completely foreign one.

Even though December is the coolest month of the year in San Diego, the average temperature is still in the upper 60s. Highs of 75 degrees or more are not uncommon during Christmas week.

The all time record: 88 degrees!

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Happy Holidays 2015

Happy Holidays from all of us at At Your Home Familycare! We wish you and those you hold dearest great health and joy throughout the season and into the coming New Year!

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California Department of Social Services Approved

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare is pleased to announce that her firm has been approved by the California Department of Social Services to legally operate in the State of California.

According to Edwards-Tate: “At Your Home Familycare is among a select number of home care organizations in California which opted to complete a full license application. We wish to thank the DSS for recognizing us as a quality provider of non-medical in-home care which helps to keep seniors, disabled, developmentally disabled and Veterans safely and independently in their own homes. We anticipate announcing our full licensed status soon.”