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Dawn Owens

Dawn has been part of the Cottage family for over 10 years. She comes from a strong background in mental health care, with a certification in crisis intervention. Dawn has two daughters, Alika and Ava. She enjoys walking, scrapbooking, and playing softball.

Recent Posts

Which Health Tests Should Your Senior Mom Be Getting Annually?

The best way to make sure your senior mom stays healthy is through preventative care. Getting certain medical tests and checkups done yearly is an easy and effective way to keep track of ... Read More

8 Crowdfunding Sites You Can Use to Help Pay for Senior Living

Finding a way to cover the cost of assisted living can sometimes be one of the biggest hurdles that seniors have to overcome. One way that seniors nowadays can put some extra money ... Read More

8 Common Reasons Seniors End up in the ER and How to Avoid Them

There are many reasons why seniors may end up in the emergency room. While it is not always possible to prevent an ER trip, knowing the most common reasons that a hospital visit may ... Read More

New Procedure Approved for Treating Parkinson's

In the past few years, there have been several Read More

Changes in Mom's Sense of Humor Could Be Early Signs of Dementia

Often, with diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, the first signs and symptoms are subtle and are confused with normal signs of aging. So the diseases go unnoticed for many years. ... Read More

Volunteering Offers Benefits and Opportunities for Seniors

Volunteering is a great way for seniors who are physically and mentally able to support their communities and give back. Many local organizations are always looking for volunteers. Let’s ... Read More

5 Ways That Technology Benefits Seniors

The technological advances of today have changed the face of aging. Seniors can use games, apps, and many different types of devices to help them stay independent, healthy, and happy. ... Read More

5 Ways Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Falling

One-third of Americans age 65 and older falls every year. Falls are the number one cause of injuries in seniors. While some falls are hard to avoid, many falls are easily preventable ... Read More

Fun 4th of July Activities for Seniors

Independence Day is fast approaching here in the United States. Make sure that your senior loved one has a fun, safe, and stress-free holiday this year by adapting traditional holiday ... Read More