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February 8, 2024

The Heart of the Matter

February is all about the heart! In addition to celebrating love and romance, it is also American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. About one in five deaths in the U.S is due to heart disease, which makes it the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most... Read More
January 12, 2024

New Year Goals for Aging in Place

The new year has always been a time of resolutions and new beginnings. For independent seniors, it’s the perfect time to reflect on one’s current health and set wellness goals for the future. Research suggests that creating achievable health goals can encourage overall well-being while maintaining independence for older adults. So, what are some basic... Read More
December 7, 2023

Roadmap for Senior Driver Safety

Over 55.8 million licensed drivers are 65 or older; that’s about 1/5 of the driving population. New safety features and adaptive devices, like backup cameras and pedestrian detection, can help those in their golden years and ensure their “open road” independence. Just because you can, though, doesn’t always mean you should – and there are... Read More
November 2, 2023

Safekeeping Medicines for Festive Holiday Visits

The holiday season is a time for joy, warmth, and togetherness with loved ones under one roof, creating cherished memories. In this festive hustle and bustle, it’s easy to overlook one of the most underestimated safety concerns: medicines. Overall, more than 1 million people are seen in hospital emergency departments for adverse drug events annually.... Read More
October 1, 2023

Secrets for Living to 100

Ponce de Leon died looking for the Fountain of Youth. Celebrities invest in surgeries for a “refreshed look.” Tech entrepreneurs are trying to reverse the aging process. But maybe the best approach isn’t trying to stop getting older and instead embrace a better way of aging. Blue Zones are areas in the world where people... Read More
September 8, 2023

Is It Forgetfulness – Or Something Else?

You totally spaced the name of your nephew. You missed paying that bill last month. You can’t remember how to add a photo to your Facebook post. Your forgetfulness is happening more often. Is that normal – or should you be concerned? Many people worry that forgetting things is the first stage of some form... Read More
August 6, 2023

Short Order: Healthy Meals on the Go

The new school year is coming up fast, which means packed days and hurried evenings. As the days grow literally shorter with fall and winter approaching, it’s easy to let go of the healthy habits built up over summer: the fresh fruits and veggies, the outdoor activities, and the extra time just hanging out with... Read More
July 12, 2023

7 Ways to be UV Safe

Summertime arrives and everyone is singing the Beatles classic “Good Day Sunshine.” Though the sun brings us many gifts, like vitamin D and possibly lowering blood pressure, its ultraviolet (UV) rays can be dangerous, causing burns and cancer. UV radiation is produced by the sun and artificial sources, such as tanning beds. In honor of... Read More
June 26, 2023

5 Ways to Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

It’s official! With the summer solstice, the long summer days are here. So, it’s a perfect time to honor National Great Outdoors Month by going outside. Here are five ways you can explore the diverse landscapes the U.S. has to offer. Play in a local park. Getting outdoors can be as simple as heading to... Read More
May 18, 2023

Look Around to Support Within

May is Mental Health Month and Mental Health America wants you to challenge yourself by seeing how your outside world impacts your inner mental health. So, take a moment to consider your surroundings. How do you feel when you look at your surrounding environment? Do you feel safe? Is there a grocery store nearby? Is... Read More