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Be Active, Stay Hydrated
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Find Your Passion, Be Active and Stay Hydrated
 
As the weather warms up, we once again want to focus on the importance of hydration while you're busy living your life to the fullest! First, let's chat about how to find things to do now that you're retired. Then we will cover the basics of staying hydrated. It's a wonderful time of year to enjoy the outdoors so find your passion, be active, and stay hydrated!  

Find Your Passion After Retirement
 
Retirement doesn’t need to be a time for beach chairs and endless vacations. It can be, but many seniors are finding that they have time to discover their true passions once they bid work adieu. If you’ve always had a hidden hobby, retirement could be time to explore and share your interests with the world.

Robert Wittman made a career investigating art crimes and theft at the FBI. When he retired at 61, Wittman decided to use his decades of historic knowledge to open his own Art Appraisal and Investigation firm. Now, he chases art and history for fun around the world.

You don’t have to continue your career past retirement. You can also find ways to celebrate and explore your hobbies. Join a local crafting circle, offer knitting classes, work with a senior center to impart your technical knowledge to those who may need help. You may even offer up cooking classes, gardening workshops, or carpentry classes at a local community center, helping others to find a hobby they’ll cherish for years.

If you’re not sure what you want to do post-retirement, consider learning. Studies have proven that learning languages, physical skills, and interacting regularly with peers is an excellent way to maintain a health mind as you age. Have you always wanted to explore a subject and never had the time? Many community colleges offer seniors the chance to learn for free. Click here for a look at some resources near you.

Whether you’re looking to spread your knowledge and skills to others, or simply want to keep expanding your knowledge base, retirement offers you an excellent opportunity to spread your wings. Take your free time as a pass to expand your mind and your information base.
The National Institutes of Health Institute of Aging warns of dehydration during the hot weather in addition to other heat-related illnesses such as hyperthermia and heatstroke. When the body heats up and can't cool down, that's an emergency situation that requires medical attention. Similar to young children, seniors can suffer quickly from the summer heat and if you add in dehydration that can result in a hospitalization.

The NIH recommends the following to help you stay hydrated: 
  • Try to add liquids throughout the day.
  • Take sips from a glass of water, milk, or juice between bites during meals.
  • Have a cup of low-fat soup as an afternoon snack.
  • Drink a full glass of water if you need to take a pill.
  • Have a glass of water before you exercise or go outside to garden or walk, especially on a hot day.
  • Remember, water is a good way to add fluids to your daily routine without adding calories.
  • Drink fat-free or low-fat milk, or other drinks without added sugars.
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so sensibly and in moderation. That means up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks for men.
  • Don’t stop drinking liquids if you have a urinary control problem. Talk with your doctor about treatment.
It’s important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients, and then get rid of the unused waste. 
Listen to Weather Reports
If the temperature or humidity is going up or an air pollution alert is in effect,
you are at increased risk for a heat-related illness. Play it safe by checking the weather report before going outside. Download a weather app for your phone or iPad here
A Senior Watch Tip
During hot weather, think about making daily visits to older relatives and neighbors. Remind them to drink lots of water or juice (if they can). If there is a heat wave, offer to help them go someplace cool, such as malls, libraries, or senior centers
What's your passion now that you're retired? How do you stay active? Do you have trouble staying hydrated? What do you do to rehydrate? Please send us an email or share your experiences on our Facebook page.
The Residences at Thomas Circle, Capital City Nurses
and the Police Foundation invite you to join us for a special morning event filled with valuable information…


“Fraud, Scams and Financial Abuse Prevention”

Detective Curtis Prince, 
DC Metropolitan Police, Washington Area Financial Crimes Task Force
Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit

Medal of Valor recipient Detective Prince will discuss investigation and prevention of financial fraud, cyber crimes, white collar and identity theft.

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10 a.m.
The Residences at Thomas Circle
1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
(in the Auditorium)

Call to reserve your free ticket (202) 628.3844







It's National Aging Life Care month and we celebrate the work of all the professionals who help care for seniors! 
Any question, any time, no matter where you are in your journey, one of our experienced care coordinators is available to listen and provide answers.

We’re available 24/7
1-866-687-7307
We provide the best care available to clients and families with varying needs. Our team of nurses, nursing assistants, and care providers offers the following services:
  • Care Assessment
  • ADL (Activities of daily living)
  • Elder Care
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Short & Sweet
  • Medication Management
  • “Daughter Down the Street/Son Stopping By” Companion Service
Capital City Nurses Registry is a caregiver referral service founded in 1976. The registry staff helps clients and families locate qualified, independent Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to provide one-on-one care in the home or at medical facilities.

866-687-7307 24/7 Careline

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for Seniors


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Service Area

Capital City Nurses serves the greater Washington, Northern Virginia, Baltimore and Annapolis areas including the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Delaware. We work with your schedule and come to you, wherever you are.

For more information, or to schedule a caregiver, call the Capital City
Nurses toll-free hotline at: 1-866-687-7307
 


Chevy Chase, Maryland
8401 Connecticut Ave.,
Suite 1020
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

301-652-4344

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1323 Mt. Herman Rd.,
Suite 5B
Salisbury, MD 21804

410-572-5606
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D.C.
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Suite 330
Washington DC, 20016

202-243-0110

Delaware
20771 Professional Park Boulevard
Georgetown, Delaware, 19947

302-752-1800

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650 Ritchie Highway
Suite 300
Severna Park, MD 21146

410-344-7495

Virginia
700 Princess St.
Suite M-2
Alexandria, VA 22314 


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