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ARE YOU CARING & COMPASSIONATE? Silver Lining is looking for individuals with at least 3 years experience as a home health aide. FLEXIBLE HOURS! Work when & where you choose! Live-in or hourly work is available. Starting rates between $16 & $17 per hour. We service clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery, ...

Changing Taste Buds

As you age, your ability to taste may likely diminish. There are so many factors affecting appetite and food intake in the elderly that one of the most obvious is often overlooked—taste. Changes in the body resulting from aging impact the sensory system and may result in appetite depression leading ...

More Comfort Food

Pasta and bean soup Here’s another soup staple that is super easy. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 celery ribs, thinly sliced 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 cans (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained or one bag ...

Soup—the Ultimate Comfort Food

For many seniors, soup can be an ideal food choice. Particularly as winter approaches, soup becomes a nutritious staple with a multitude of benefits. We all know that Chicken Soup can alleviate the symptoms of a cold or flu. As a matter of fact, most soups, either meat based ...

The Changing Season

The Onset of Fall Can Affect Your Mood. Now that we’ve all stopped complaining about the excessive heat, be aware that the change in seasons can bring on an unexpected change in mood. Seniors are especially at risk for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression, particularly if they ...

Remember House Calls?

The practice of medicine has changed dramatically in the last 75 years. Most of us over 50 years old remember the doctor making house calls when we developed a virus or were physically in some form of distress. Home visits became a thing of the past when pay-as-you-go fees were ...

Seniors Commonly a Target for Fraud

Scam artists get rich on other people's Social Security, PIN or account numbers. Keep yours private. Whether over the telephone, on your doorstep or over the Internet, don't give your private financial information to a stranger or to someone with whom you haven't initiated contact. Instead, ask the person contacting ...

Products to Make Life Easier

Is it getting harder to turn a door knob or put on your socks? Devices are available to make daily activities easier. The Department of Education’s website,, has information on more than 30,000 assistive-technology products designed to make it easier for people to do things for themselves. If you ...

Don’t Wait Until a Crisis

With an aging population in the US, we are often faced with the realities of aging and the decisions that must be made to ensure both the comfort and safety of the people we love. This situation can be daunting—especially if you’re unprepared. If a relatively independent parent, spouse, or ...

How to be a Good Patient

5 Things Your Doctor Dislikes About You Don’t be labeled a ‘difficult patient’ by Nissa Simon, AARP Bulletin, December 23, 2011 Ask anyone what’s wrong with the medical profession and you’ll hear a long list of complaints: Too many pricey medications. Forever behind schedule. Always talks, never listens. Rushes ...

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Excellent Service

Dear Friends, I am writing to express my thanks for your excellent service, both in professional and human terms. For a period of about four months, with increasing frequency and… Read more “Excellent Service”

Diana Burgwyn Wolkin

I Am Happy to Recommend Your Firm to Anyone in Need

Dear Silver Lining, Thank you for the services you and your company have provided. As you know, Missy Coopersmith was none too happy with the previous service I had employed,… Read more “I Am Happy to Recommend Your Firm to Anyone in Need”

Richard J. Kozera, MD

Provided Valued Services

Dear Silver Lining, Beverly Brown provided valued services as a home health care aide for my father, and then my mother, over the last month’s time. Having brought my father… Read more “Provided Valued Services”

Gail Garber

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