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It is so important to remember that when buying gifts for those children on your holiday Christmas shopping list, you need to stay within the age guidelines on the manufacturer’s box. Even though you may think that your child or grandchild acts “so much older than that,” the age ranges are put there for a reason. Kids will be kids, and just as soon as your eyes drift away to the dog who is eating cookies from the table, you may find that the child who never puts anything in their mouth, decides that the new toy they opened…fits right in there and is fun to chew on.

Here on some tips for you to remember:

Children can suffocate with plastic wrap, and deflated balloons. Make sure you dispose of all plastic and paper wrapping pieces once the gifts have been opened, to keep little fingers away from the pieces.

All bicycles and other riding toys, even the toy cars, can tip over and cause injuries. Make sure that you buy the protective wearing gear when you buy the toys! It will be a very sad child who opens up a great gift, to find that they have to wait to ride in it until they get the safety gear that goes with it.

Magnets also need to be kept away from children. They look inviting because they cling to other metal objects “like magic.” Have you noticed what happens next? Kids turn those magnitized things over, figure out what is holding it to the other object, and either try to loosen the magnet or find another way to use the toy.

Parents, you can’t be around your child and their toys all the time. Pick toys that will be entertaining, and educational, but most of all spend time with the kids and their new toys. The time you spend with them will be their favorite part. Never underestimate the importance of the time you dedicate to your children. You teach them more than any toy out there!

Have a wonderful holiday season and have fun! “Now, let’s get going!”  xo Sally

For more information: http://child-familyservices.org/december-is-national-safe-toys-and-gifts-month/

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating and difficult disease for the patient and family. Managing it can be complicated. The disease is not the same for everyone, and early diagnosis is very important.

The process of aging changes many of our functional skills. The chart below describes the difference that may be seen with a person developing Alzheimer’s Disease, versus the normal signs of aging.

Typical age-related memory loss and other changes compared to Alzheimer's

Signs of Alzheimer's

Typical age-related changes

Poor judgment and decision making

Making a bad decision once in a   while

Inability to manage a budget

Missing a monthly payment

Losing track of the date or the   season

Forgetting which day it is and   remembering later

Difficulty having a conversation

Sometimes forgetting which word to   use

Misplacing things and being unable   to retrace steps to find them

Losing things from time to time

Using this chart as an example, the differences that you see with the symptoms of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, is the disruption of thinking process that have to do with the loss of higher executive thinking skills. The problematic behaviors may start out happening rarely, but may be demonstrated frequently, with varying degrees of severity.

If you see these symptoms it is important for you to share the information with your family doctor. If you are not satisfied with the suggestions or treatment that is prescribed, seek out a second opinion. An early diagnosis can allow you to benefit from early treatment options and information about potential clinical studies that may be appropriate.

Source: www.alz.org

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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I think we all know someone who has had breast cancer. It is that common. Even though it is common and there are many advances related to treatment, it continues to be a diagnosis that brings fear to the heart of us all.

The main reason: we picture the worst. We know “stories” of survivors and some who have not survived. We’re told that the research has improved so much, that treatment can often be adjusted to the type of cancer that needs to be treated.

There are many great resources to review, to educate yourself regarding breast cancer. It is important to know how to do self-examinations, as well as the importance of your family history.

Breast cancer does not need to be a death sentence for many people these days. It is critical to understand that breast cancer is not a disease that affects women only. Men can have breast cancer, and we need to keep that in mind.

Check out the following web sites for more information. Stay informed. There is a strong network of survivors out there that can help guide you to good treatment. Never underestimate local support groups in your area. Call local hospitals or oncology offices and ask where support groups are being held, and who the contact person is! Whether the information is for you or a loved one…get out there and stay ahead of the cancer.

Vote Social. Net: http://votesocial.net/q/BreastCancerSymptoms?act=poll.poll&alias=BreastCancerSymptoms&trk=breast+cancer&lpid=104401&mkwid=EHdcKSYX&crid=5000303809&mp_kw=breast+cancer&mp_mt=e&pdv=c

Breast Cancer.org: http://www.breastcancer.org/

On Health.com: http://www.onhealth.com/breast_cancer/article.htm

Always feel free to contact us for more information, by sending us an email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . xo Sally

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month as well as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Both of these areas are so important to review, that I hope you will look for additional information on the internet, to stay on top of the changes that are developing daily.

Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. Most of these cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is produced. Stem cells in your bone marrow mature and develop into three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. These abnormal blood cells, or cancerous cells, prevent your blood from performing many of its functions, like fighting off infections or preventing serious bleeding.

Source: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Cancers/

There are primarily three different types of blood cancers:


1) Leukemia is a type of cancer that occurs in the bone marrow (where blood is made), and in the blood itself.  There are two different types of leukemia.  Each type involves a large number of white blood cells.  One type, called lymphocytic leukemia, involves a large number of white blood cells called lymphocytes.  The other type, called myelogenous leukemia, involves a large number of white blood cells called granulocytes.  White blood cells are important to help our bodies fight infection.

Leukemia can be acute or chronic. Acute leukemia develops quickly and means the body is producing a large number of white blood cells that are underdeveloped and so they cannot do their job correctly.

Chronic leukemia develops slowly and means the body is producing a large number of white blood cells that are functioning normally.  Having too many white blood cells does more harm than good.


2) Lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.  The lymphatic system keeps the body fluids clean and free from infection.  It is made of groups of lymph nodes (tissue masses that filter out infection-causing organisms) and vessels connecting the lymph nodes.

There are two general types of lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  In Hodgkin lymphoma the cancer spreads from one group of lymph nodes to another in a certain order.  In non-Hodgkin lymphoma the cancer spreads from one group of lymph nodes to another in a random order.  There are many different types of both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.


3) Myeloma is a cancer that causes the plasma cells to form a tumor in the bone marrow.  Bone marrow is a soft part of the bone where blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets) are made.  Plasma cells are white blood cells that make antibodies.  Antibodies fight infections from things like bacteria, viruses, and chemicals.

Myeloma is usually found in multiple places in the body.  When this happens, it is called multiple myeloma.  Sometimes, myeloma is only found in one place.  This is called solitary myeloma, and is rare.

Source: http://www.ucan.cc/Cancer%20Education/Blood_Cancer_FAQ/how-many-different-types-blood-cancers.php

My mother died due to Aplastic Anemia, which falls into the spectrum of the blood disorders, so this topic is close to my heart. There are many resources available to learn more information about the various classifications of these conditions and if you or a loved one is interested in more information, the following websites are good references:

The American Society of Hematology: http://www.hematology.org/

The American Society of Clinical Oncology: www.asco.org

A note to people undergoing treatment:

As with any disease process, how you choose to manage the condition and the treatment depends on a number of things. Whether the treatment causes significant side effects or limits function for a certain number of days after treatment, it is important to focus on the goal.

You have to surround yourself with people who have conquered the condition and are leading full lives. In other words you have to stay mentally strong. If you can find the resources to feed your positive thinking, you can handle more than you think.

There are challenges with energy primarily, and you want to focus on using energy conservation techniques to help you store your energy resources. For example; sit to shower, sit to do meal preparation when possible and allow people to give you a hand.

Learn to be gracious and say thank you. No one expects you to be your normal self during the treatment of your condition. Send us an email or a message through contact us and let us know how we can help you. xo Sally

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ALS Awareness Month

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ALS (amyotropic lateral sclerosis) is a neurological condition that is often known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in that the famous baseball player developed the disease in his 40's, and brought national and international attention to the condition. The information below was taken in part from http://www.alsa.org/

ALS is a difficult neurological disease. It is important to put things in perspective when facing the management of a progressive neurological disorder. First of all, if you or a loved one has been told that that they have the diagnosis of ALS, be sure to get a second opinion. When you read statistics, like the ones below, a grim picture is painted. But, reality is often not a very pretty picture, especially when it comes to managing a condition in your home that affects everyone in the family.

The important thing to keep in mind is that there are ways to manage each change that evolves due to the diagnosis. No two people have the same problems in the same time frame. Treatment has to be individualized and the involvement of therapists is critical to good home management. These are the basic statistics:

The following statistics are published by the ALS organization: ALS is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. Based on U.S. population studies, a little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. (That's 15 new cases a day.) It is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. According to the ALS CARE Database, 60% of the people with ALS in the Database are men and 93% of patients in the Database are Caucasian.

Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70, with an average age of 55 at the time of diagnosis. However, cases of the disease do occur in persons in their twenties and thirties. Generally though, ALS occurs in greater percentages as men and women grow older. ALS is 20% more common in men than in women. However with increasing age, the incidence of ALS is more equal between men and women.
There are several research studies – past and present – investigating possible risk factors that may be associated with ALS.

More work is needed to conclusively determine what genetics and/or environment factors contribute to developing ALS. It is known, however, that military veterans, particularly those deployed during the Gulf War, are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS. Half of all people affected with ALS live at least three or more years after diagnosis. Twenty percent live five years or more; up to ten percent will live more than ten years. There is some evidence that people with ALS are living longer.

If you or someone you love is managing this condition, and you have questions or need help problem solving an issue, please send us an email through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be more than happy to help.


Parkinsons Disease is a topic I can really help you with.  I have worked with patients and caregivers who have had to manage this disease for many years.  It is a challenge.  The good news is that there are many treatments available for Parkinsons Disease and you need to take advantage of them.  We'll be reviewing some of that information this month.

 Let’s start with a brief discussion of what Parkinsons Disease is and what it isn’t.

Parkinsons Disease is a neurological disorder where the brain has had a loss of dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that supports movement, balance and influences a number of additional bodily functions and functional behaviors that we depend on. The problem with dopamine is that when our brain loses it, it is not regenerated. We can go along for a number of years, while the dopamine is not working and the cells are dying off, without noticing much of a change in our ability to function. It is believed that when the dopamine is approximately 70%-80% gone, people start to experience problems with a number of things. Balance, coordination, energy, speed of movement, are some of the more noticeable problem areas.

One of the first sensory changes that a person may experience, when Parkinsons Disease is evolving, is the loss of the sense of smell. There are “smell” tests that many neurologists have patients complete in their office, when a person is recognizing changes in their ability to function. If the olfactory (smell) capability is diminished, other clinical tests may be done. But, one of the most frustrating things people go through, when they are early in their diagnosis, is learning that there are no definitive objective tests that can be done to certify that a person has Parkinsons Disease. There are scans that can be done of the brain to rule out other potential problems, like a brain tumor, but the best way to manage Parkinsons Disease early on is to get educated about the condition, and learn not to be afraid of the diagnosis.

With the proper education and treatment you can get in “front” of this disease and control it, before you feel like it is controlling you. You need to start out with the right type of doctor. If your primary care physician is the doctor that first brings the thought of you having Parkinsons to your attention, it is time to see a specialist.

It is not wise to start taking medication for Parkinsons Disease, prescribed by your primary care physician, without investigating your clinical symptoms thoroughly. Some primary care physicians may think a person with a tremor, may have Parkinsons Disease. Because of the tremor, they may prescribe Carbidopa/Levodopa and tell you to “try it.” Some patients have told me that their primary care physician did that, and also said ”if this medication helps you, then you have Parkinsons Disease.” That is an over simplification of the condition.

Best medical care should be received by a neurologist that specializes in Movement Disorders. Sometimes it requires some “doctor shopping,” to find the doctor that works best with you. There are a number of medications available to treat Parkinsons Disease, and we will discuss the various drugs throughout the month. If you have questions, please submit them through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will answer the questions in this blog. Keep your chin up and your spirits high…because you and your caregiver can improve your situation. Believe it!   “Now let’s get going!” xo Sally










There are new and exciting treatments available for Multiple Sclerosis, and March is the month dedicated to recognizing this disease. There is a need to further educate people about Multiple Sclerosis and we will start with a few statistics.

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease affecting the brain and spinal cord (also known as the central nervous system), the causes of which are still unknown. The disease can be relatively mild or severely debilitating, and is the leading cause of disability among young adults ages 20 to 40. There are four main types of multiple sclerosis: relapsing-remitting, primary-progressive, secondary-progressive, and progressive-relapsing.

The cause of Multiple Sclerosis is still not known. For some reason the covering of the nerve fibers (myelin) becomes damaged in random areas. The areas of damage are known as plaques. The job of myelin is to insulate nerve fibers. It helps nerve messages to be quickly and properly conducted to and from the brain. The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis depend on where these plaques occur in the central nervous system.

Multiple Sclerosis(MS) statistics show that approximately 250,000 to 350,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with this disease. The life expectancy for people with Multiple Sclerosis is nearly the same as for those without MS. Because of this, multiple sclerosis statistics place the annual cost of MS in the United States in the billions of dollars.

Familiarize yourself with the new medications that are on the market to treat Multiple Sclerosis. We will be sharing more information regarding those medications this month.

For more information visit:

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation


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February - Have a Heart Healthy Month!

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February is a fitting month to focus on heart disease and stroke. After all Valentine’s Day is in February. The American Heart Association has chosen February to be their month for heart health advocacy on an annual basis.

Statistics are a frightening thing when they are focused on disease development and the lifestyle that many Americans have. So I want to focus on real information that people can relate to. I am re-posting an article that was written by a physician, Dr. Manny Alverez, that covers a great deal of information in an understandable way. Let’s start here:

February is Heart Health Month, putting the spotlight on the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in U.S.

Coronary artery disease, also known as coronary heart disease, is a narrowing and obstruction of the coronary arteries, which are responsible for bringing oxygen and nutrients to the heart itself. As early as your teen years, fat deposits begin to develop in some of these arteries, and as time goes by, the fat deposits build up, ultimately creating an obstruction that begins to decrease the amount of blood to the heart and cause an inflammation as the artery tries to heal itself.

Over time the fat deposits in the arteries begin to harden, and you begin to get deposits of small platelets that compound the obstruction. All of this can lead not only to a significant narrowing of the arteries, but to blood clots that may either obstruct the artery or get dislodged and create further obstructions elsewhere in the plumbing system.

One of the consequences of this narrowing or total obstruction of the coronary artery is ischemia, which occurs when there is an insufficient supply of oxygenated blood for the heart muscle. Any activity—eating, excitement, or changes in temperature—can make the problem worse.

One of the most common symptoms of ischemia is angina, which is a discomfort, heaviness, pressure, numbness, or squeezing feeling in the chest. Sometimes it is mistaken for indigestion or heartburn. It is usually felt in the chest, but it can also migrate to the arms, especially the left shoulder. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats or palpitation, a very fast heartbeat, nausea, and sweating. If this ischemia is not corrected, if it lasts more than 30 minutes and does not get better, a heart attack may result.

In a heart attack, the heart muscle begins to fail, either through a very erratic electrical stimulation called an arrhythmia or by stopping altogether. It is important to recognize these symptoms because early intervention could save your life.

A doctor can tell you if you have coronary artery disease by discussing your symptoms, especially shortness of breath, taking your medical history, and looking at your risk factors, in particular, smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, and sugar control. There are a host of diagnostic tests your doctor can do, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG); an exercise stress test; an ultrafast CAT scan, which looks for calcium deposits in your coronary artery; and cardiocatheterization, which can help determine the degree of obstruction of the artery.

If you are diagnosed with coronary artery disease, treatment is threefold. The first has to do with lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking, starting to exercise, and keeping to a low-fat, low-sodium, low-cholesterol diet.

The second aspect of treatment is medication, which may be needed to get your heart working more effectively. Other medication will be prescribed to reduce the cholesterol.

The third aspect of treatment has to do with procedures to help improve the blood flow through the coronaries. One possibility is a balloon angioplasty, in which a small balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into the coronary arteries and then inflated to open up the clogged artery. Another possibility is placing a small, metal stent inside the artery to keep it open and improve blood flow.

A heart bypass operation takes place when total replacement of the piece of the coronary that is obstructed becomes necessary.

Plumbing vs. Electrical Problems

Other types of cardiac disease have nothing to do with obstruction of the coronaries but with the way the electrical system of the heart works. Sometimes the specialized cells that electrically stimulate the heart become dysfunctional, and you can develop an arrhythmia, where the heart beats either too slowly, too quickly, or out of sync. These conditions can be diagnosed with an electrocardiogram, and sometimes medications alone can help to regulate the rhythm.

Another common problem is heart failure. This occurs when the heart can no longer effectively pump all the blood that it receives. Heart failure affects about five million Americans, and it’s the leading cause of hospitalization of people older than 65. Many times, heart failure is due to prior damage caused by coronary artery disease, or by arrhythmias that have weakened the function of the heart. Ultimately, heart failure creates a backlog of pressure into the lungs, and people with heart failure tend to have difficulty breathing. Depending on the cause of the heart failure, different medications are available for treating it.

The valves of the heart are another source of heart problems. The valves can be damaged at birth or through infection. Abnormal or infected valves can interfere with normal blood flow and heart function and can lead to major cardiac disease. Surgery may be needed to replace the valves.

Sometimes the lining of the heart may be infected, a condition called pericarditis. If this membrane is inflamed, the heart may not beat properly. Valve abnormalities, arrhythmias, and heart failure all have a common symptom—shortness of breath or difficulty catching your breath. If you have this problem, see a cardiologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.

The heart is a remarkable organ. It is the core of life, and its beat is central to your survival. Keeping it in prime working order is of paramount concern.

All for One and One for All

When we talk about heart attacks, we tend to describe them in a way that suggests there are different kinds of heart attacks. But those are just words to describe our experience of the same underlying disease.

Number one is the silent heart attack. Here you don’t have major chest pain, you don’t have shoulder pains, you may have a little palpitation, but you’re not tired, you’re not fatigued, and you’re not dizzy. However, when you go in for a physical, the doctor finds that you have had a silent heart attack.

Number two is typical angina. This is the chest pressure that doesn’t go away, and you have thirty minutes to get yourself to an emergency room.

Number three is the sudden heart attack. This occurs when you have a major, catastrophic obstruction in a main branch of the coronary artery, and a very large area of your heart is instantly void of any blood.

Even though the three heart attacks described here evolve differently, the underlying theme is the same—they all involve chronic coronary artery disease. In other words, you don’t go around with a normal coronary artery one day and the next day develop a major clot. That’s just not the way it works. The heart attack may present itself differently in different people, but the cause is the same no matter how we experience the critical moment.

A Heart Test for Venusians

What works for men, doesn’t always work for women. We all know that, but medicine is just catching up to the fact.

The standard test for heart disease is known as an angiogram. In this test a dye is injected into the coronary arteries, which are then X-rayed to look for blockages. The test is very effective in detecting heart disease in men, but a new study has discovered that this test often misses the symptoms of heart disease in women. When the tests turn up nothing, women are given a clean bill of health, even though as many as 3 million women could be at risk with a buildup of fatty deposits that could ultimately interfere with blood flow to the heart and cause a heart attack.

Hidden heart disease may be a significant problem in women. It appears that one cause may be due to a phenomenon called arterial remodeling. This means that the artery dilates as plaque is deposited in the blood vessel so that, in the early stages of atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease, very little overall narrowing is seen on an angiogram. But late in the disease, the deposits may overwhelm the body’s ability to compensate by remodeling, and severe narrowing or complete blockage can occur. If this happens, a sudden heart attack can result.

To diagnose heart disease in women, physicians will now have to use the new generation of CT scanners and magnetic resonance scanners, which can visualize the heart’s blood vessels with ever-greater detail. In many cases, these tests can detect problems before a stress test or a conventional angiogram. Physicians should test for the presence of coronary artery disease in women who have risk factors for heart disease such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, a family history of heart disease or stroke, or nicotine use.

The moral of this story is: paying closer attention to the vast differences between men and women could save lives—in this case, women’s lives.

Which Fruit Are You?

Researchers have long noted the importance of body shape in determining a person’s risk factors for heart disease. They talk about the apples versus the pears. The apples tend to store their access fat in their stomach and chest. The pears store it below the hips, in their thighs and buttocks. A recent study found that a person’s waist-to-hip ratio is an even better predictor of cardiovascular risk than their body mass index, or BMI, the commonly used ratio of weight to height. It appears that a large waist size, which generally indicates large amounts of abdominal fat, is more harmful than a larger hip size.

Determine your body shape and risk for cardiovascular disease by calculating your waist-to-hip ratio. First, measure your waist at its smallest circumference; then, measure your hips at their widest. Next, divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement. For example, a person with a thirty-six-inch waist and forty-inch hips would have a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.9. Waist-to-hip ratios over 0.85 in women and over 0.9 in men are strongly associated with an increased risk for heart disease.

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as FOX News Channel's (FNC) Senior Managing Editor for Health News. Prior to this position, Alvarez was a FNC medical contributor.Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/10/heart-disease-fast-facts/

We will be adding articles related to this topic throughout February. If you have a story to share please send us your story through Contact Us. We are always interested to hear from you.

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Guess What Month It Is?

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January 2014

Now is the time to start those new goals you have been wanting to tackel.  With the start of ushering in a new year, I sit here and reflect on the previous year and I think of all of the projects I wanted to finish last year; lose that extra 10 pounds, organize my closet, declutter my office space, and carve out time each week for personal "me" time.

Here are some tips on how to achieve those goals throughout the new year:

Develop a Family Three Ring Binder: I find that three ring binders can be a great way to organize yourself. You can make seperate binders for physican and dentist information, appointment cards, and prescription information. I also find that binders are a great way to store coupons for my couponing friends.  You can purchase individual clear pocket sleeves to hold your coupons in place for easy access.

Large Dry Erase Wall Calendar: This is a great way to display your monthly calendar for everyone in the house to see. You can mount it on your wall or purchase a magnetic one to place on your refrigerator. This will ensure that everyone will know what is going on in your household at each specific time.

Mobile Phone Chore Reminder: We all need to make use of organizational tools that we can access on a daily basis, such as our mobile phones. Use the calendar feature on your mobile phone to set appointment reminders to keep you on time and remind you of important events.

I have attached some links to my favorite products that I like to use or refer to when I need some organization inspiration.  Let us know how you plan to organize yourself this year!  Lets make 2014 the best year yet!








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 Welcome to the month of December!

As we take this time to reflect on this past year in 2013, I cannot tell you how blessed we are to have made it out of another year and be able to prepare for a brand new year. What will 2014 hold in store for you? As I think about everything that occurred in 2013, which included the launch of the Sallycares.com website in the end of July, we are learning from all of the challenges and road blocks we met along the way.

I am very thankful to say that we still have our health and the love of our family and friends who have supported us each and every day. This year we were not sure if we would ever be able to see our hard work come to life through this website. When you embark on a new journey or adventure you never know what is in store for you along the road ahead.

All you can hope for in the outcome is that you learned from each past experience in a meaningful way. We are very thankful to you, our new sallycares.com family for embarking on this new journey with us in 2013, and we are looking forward to serve you in 2014, and help you successfully manage your healthcare needs.


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

The Staff at Sallycares.com


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Senior Citizens Discounts

This information was passed along to us; we thought this would be interesting information to post on our website, since we all love a good deal!

In order to receive the Senior Citizen discounts listed below, you have to mention the discount prior to paying.

If you find that some of these locations do not offer the discount any longer, or if you come across a vendor that should be added to the list, please go the “Contact US” Tab on the homepage of the website.  Send us an email, for a vendor to be added or removed. Happy Shopping& Saving! ~ From the staff at Sallycares.com

Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddruckers: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gaetti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)

Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)

McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)

Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)

Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)

Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods. (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations.
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount).
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount).
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Amtrak: 15% off (62+)

Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

Great Clips: $8 off haircuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)