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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
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
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
April 14, 2023

Name Your Healthcare Agent

Imagine this scenario: You or someone you love has a car accident. The doctors are ready to provide treatment and have a couple of different options; they need someone who can authorize the medical care. But the person who needs care is not conscious. Who would make the medical decision? National Healthcare Decisions Day is... Read More
February 27, 2023

Promoting Senior Independence

The end of February marks the end of National Senior Independence month, but not the end of helping older loved ones maintain their autonomy. By 2050 the number of U.S. adults will reach 88.5 million; most will want to remain in their homes, living life on their terms. We can all help make that possibility... Read More
January 30, 2023

4 Questions for Your Doctor About Exercise

Are you one of those who made a New Year resolution to exercise more? In a recent survey, 52% of respondents said that was their goal. It’s not too late to start, but it is important to start safely – especially if workouts are a new activity or if a lot of time has passed.... Read More
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