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August 15, 2022

Your Medications: True or False?

Prescription and nonprescription drugs help seniors manage a variety of health conditions. They preserve both life and quality of life. Of course, they only work if we take them properly. How much do you know about your medications?   True or false? If my doctor prescribes a drug, and then I start to feel better, it’s... Read More
May 14, 2021

It’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a good reminder about precautions we should take not just in the summer months but all year long. The Skin Cancer Foundation is sharing this information to help you determine your risk of getting skin cancer. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than... Read More
December 8, 2020

Talk About Healthcare Choices Before Facing a Crisis

A family is gathered by the bedside of a loved one who has been seriously ill, and now is likely near the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what their loved one would have wanted. That’s when they realize they should have planned... Read More
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