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September 9, 2020

What You Should Tell Your Doctor

September is Healthy Aging Month, which focuses on ways that people can stay healthy as they age. An important aspect of aging well is communicating well with your doctor. Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Here are a few tips for your... Read More
July 8, 2020

For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression,... Read More
June 10, 2020

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

All this social distancing has motivated many of us to focus on how to tidy and organize our personal spaces. As we ease into summer, there are many things you can do to not only put order to your home and yard, but make these places safer for you and your loved ones during this... Read More
May 6, 2020

Good Nutrition is as Important as Ever for Older Americans

May is Older Americans Month, and what better time to focus on the things that contribute to a higher quality of life, such as getting good nutrition. A common assumption is that seniors have the same nutritional requirements as all other adults. Not true, says a report issued by the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition... Read More
December 16, 2019

These Five New Year’s Resolutions Can Lead to a Healthier 2020

The start of a new year is a natural time to take stock and make plans to create a better future. We’ve compiled five resolutions that we feel could have the biggest impact on your health and aging well. Exercise We’ve all heard that exercise is important for maintaining optimal health. But it can’t be... Read More
June 13, 2019

The Healing Power of Humor Is No Laughing Matter

We’ve all heard the old adage that laughter is the best medicine. And like much folk wisdom, there is more than a kernel of truth in it. One of the major benefits of laughter is that it reduces stress – almost immediately. Have you ever been in an awkward situation that was broken because someone... Read More
May 13, 2019

Tai Chi Is an Outstanding Exercise for Older Adults

  May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. For many older adults, physical activity can be a challenge, due to a chronic medical condition or recent surgery. But one form of exercise that can get older Americans moving safely is the traditional Chinese martial art of tai chi. Tai chi uses slow movements which,... Read More
April 12, 2019

Can Your Faith Improve Your Health?

  Spring ushers in a variety of important religious holidays. On April 19, Jews will celebrate the beginning of Passover or Pesach, which celebrates their liberation from slavery. On April 21, Christians celebrate rebirth and renewal during the Easter holiday. Muslims begin a month of spiritual and physical cleansing beginning at sunset on May 5,... Read More
June 15, 2018

Summertime Provides More Opportunities for Human Connection

Now that summer is here (or, officially, nearly here), many of us will come out of hibernation and start engaging with others more frequently – summer BBQs, family reunions and warmer weather all create opportunities to connect with family and friends. And this is a good thing. As human beings, we are, by nature, social... Read More