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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
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
March 26, 2023

Brain Injury Awareness: Prevent TBI in Seniors

More than 5.3 million Americans live with brain injury-related disabilities. For people 65 years and older, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant problem, sending more than 80,000 seniors to the emergency room every year. Falls and vehicle crashes are the leading causes but, regardless of the cause, age negatively affects outcomes and recovery from... 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
December 23, 2022

Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter solstice is finally past, which means days will grow longer, chasing the darkness away. But the solstice also brought us winter, and reports predict ongoing arctic blasts and life-threatening cold conditions. Cold weather is especially dangerous for older adults, who are more vulnerable to hypothermia, frostbite, and falls due to snow and ice. Here... Read More
September 19, 2022

Fall Prevention at Home

September 18–24 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Week. Every year the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the national voice for every person’s right to age well, sponsors this national health campaign with the goal of increasing awareness around preventing falls and injuries. Six out of 10 falls happen at home; many are due to hazardous... Read More
May 12, 2022

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too!

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones gradually thin and weaken. It is common among older adults of all genders—yet many people mistakenly believe that it’s only a health concern of women. It’s true that more women than men develop the disease, but men are not immune.   This misconception... Read More
December 6, 2021

Flu Vaccines are Critical for People with Certain Chronic Conditions

The holidays are here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading not just COVID-19, but also flu and other respiratory viruses. As to the flu, health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are particularly concerned about people who are already at higher... Read More