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Month: January 2020

Assisted Living in Senior Care Homes

Aging brings with it a lot of health related problems. Our energy level goes down and our medical bills shoot up. We lose control over even the littlest things in life. Every question then, begins with a 'what if?' For every such question, there is only one right answer – Assisted Living Facilities. We might be surrounded by people all the time. But what are the odds of having someone at our every beck and call. People get busy and life goes on, while the aged grow weak and lose their capacity to function on their own. It happens to every one of us. We call it life, yet we fail to deal with it; simply because we chose to fear, than to embrace change. Losing the ability to function on your own is a part of aging. Having no one around to take care of you is another. Then again, aging need not mean living alone. Assisted living facilities are residential care or retirement facilities where people who prefer living independently can do so. It is a mode of providing home-like comfort and freedom to residents along with proper care and security. It is a facility unlike a nursing home – where people who are feeble need constant monitoring and medication. Assisted facilities do come with nursing or medical care which could be required by certain residents in...

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10 Great Places to Visit in Alabama

Alabama’s nickname is the “Heart of Dixie” and when you visit it is easy to see why. Places to visit in Alabama will charm you and the area will amaze you with the number of things to see. #1 The location is Mobile, Alabama and Battleship Memorial Park. This is where visitors can see the USS Alabama, a battleship and the USS Drum, a submarine as well as a whole host of other aircraft and tanks. #2 Places to visit in Alabama include DeSoto Caverns Park. This is the largest cave in the state of Alabama and it stands 12 stories. Within the park, there are rides, attractions and activities galore. The park is listed on Oprah’s site as a Wacky Family Attraction. #3 For race enthusiasts the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum is located in Talladega. It is the home of the Budweiser rocket car, which was the first auto to break the speed of sound. Of course, the Talladega Super Speedway is located here and is the place to be when there is a race. #4 Dothan is a peanut city. They grow most of the area’s peanuts and this is a big industry in this area. Not far from the Florida state line, the city has a Peanut Festival in November during which many big name performers are featured,¬†Click Through to the Following Page. #5...

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Explore The South Island's 10 National Parks in NZ

The South Island in New Zealand is the larger of the two main islands and is home to 10 unique, but equally awe inspiring National Parks. When you are considering how to get around on your South Island holiday, motorhome rental is a great choice. You will be able to see and do more while you are in the country than if you had a typical car hire and hotel accommodation. With a campervan, you can check out all of the National Parks in the South Island and sleep wherever you'd like along the way so that you don't waste a lot of time traveling back and forth. A motorhome rental will give you the freedom to see all 10 National Parks, if you'd like, or visit the ones that you are most interested in without having to worry about where you are staying or having to go back and forth from a hotel in a nearby town. There are campervan parks along the way that allow you to sleep and refresh yourself as often as you'd like, making your holiday more enjoyable. The 10 National Parks in the South Island parks are: 1. Kahurangi – Created in 1996, this park covers some 452,002 hectares. You can access this park from anyone of these towns: Motueka, Takaka, Karamea, Tapawera and Murchison. 2. Abel Tasman – Established in 1942, this...

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Amsterdam City Parks

1. Amsterdamse Bos (close to the street Amstelveenseweg) This woodland park, which receives about 4.5 million visitors annually, is one of the best options if you're interested in recreation. In fact, it is Amsterdam's largest park. Amsterdamse Bos resulted from a project in the 1930s to create jobs in the city. Today, it features many bird species, as well as about 150 varieties of trees. What are some of the top activities in Amsterdamse Bos? If you want to get some exercise, there are some swimming pools. You could boat across the Grote Vijver lake; or the Bosbaan, which competitors row across during various rowing contests throughout the year. If you want to take it easy, spend some time visiting the goat farm; or the Bosmuseum, which features various permanent and temporary exhibits. If you get hungry, enjoy some hotcakes at the pancake house in Amsterdamse Bos. 2. Beatrixpark (in Zuidas or "South Axis") This is outstanding choice if you're looking for a small, clean and quaint park in Amsterdam. Beatrixpark is named after the Netherlands 'Queen Beatrix, who has ruled the country since 1980. Jakoba Mulder, one of the Netherlands' top landscape architects of the time, designed the park. Beatrixpark was built from the years 1936-1938. Originally, Beatrixpark was a "romantic park," though it was modernized following World War II. Although the park lost area due to the...

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Blue Mountains Australia – What to See and Do

If you fancy a change from the coastal destinations for your next Australian holiday or break then why not consider the Blue Mountains, NSW. Located an easy hour and a half from Sydney CBD or airport the area has stunning scenery, viewpoints and waterfalls as well as quality accommodation and food to match. Popular with both couples and families the area has much to offer visitors. Getting there: Getting to the Blue Mountains is easy. From Sydney head west following the signs for Parramatta. Then join the M4 (toll section near Sydney) and keep going on the M4 as far as the edge of the Blue Mountains in Lapstone. You can then follow the signs up to the main tourist areas such as Katoomba. An alternative is to catch the train from Central Railway station in Sydney CBD. There is around one train an hour and it takes roughly 90-120 minutes depending on which station you are going to. There are day trips from Sydney as well by coach which return to the city the same day but staying in one of the great Blue Mountains accommodation options for a few nights will allow you to truly appreciate the area. What to do: If you come to the Blue Mountains there is plenty to do. Checking out the scenery is bound to be top of your list of things...

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