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Pretty senior woman smiling and showing her arm with a bandaid where she got the flu vaccination.

August News: Time for Immunization

Immunization Awareness Each year, many adults become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of disease which can be prevented by getting immunizations up to date. Vaccination rates are generally low in the United States partly because many seniors are not aware that they need vaccines to immunize against disease. Health conditions common in seniors like […]

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Asian mother and adult daughter smiling and hugging on a beach vacation.

July News: The Heat Is On

We all love those lazy summer days visiting with family and friends. Vacations often include a trip to the beach. Or maybe you like an afternoon at the pool soaking up some rays with a cool drink nearby. Too much heat and humidity can cause problems especially for the very young and seniors. Heat illness […]

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Senior woman in grey sweater holding her head with eyes closed in pain.

June News: Pain You Can Manage

Pain Disrupts Your Life With the beautiful spring weather in full swing, now is the time to get outdoors and do some gardening, go bicycling, try tai chi or even dust off the golf clubs and head for the golf course. But for many, living with a pain problem makes it tough to enjoy any […]

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Senior Couple Eating; Senior man is smiling and holding a cup of coffee. Senior woman is laughing while reading a book.

May News: Nutrition and Hydration

Nutrition & Hydration for Seniors As we age, eating right and staying hydrated can make a difference in our health and how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. All food and beverage choices matter. Focus on variety, amount and nutrition. Choose from all five food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and […]

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Smiling senior woman lifting two dumbbells.

April News: Living With Arthritis

Arthritis Is A Chronic Condition. As we age, living with chronic conditions like arthritis becomes increasingly challenging. The skills of good occupational and physical therapists are especially helpful to older patients because their work is very client-centered. They can help maximize the older patient’s abilities and promote independence in self-care and family and community activities. […]

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March News: Be AWake To Memory Care

Your Memory Health…Is Alzheimer’s preventable? Lifestyle choices have been found to affect memory health. Most experts agree that in the vast majority of cases, Alzheimer’s, like other chronic conditions, probably develops as a result of complex interactions among multiple factors, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle and coexisting medical conditions. Some risk factors, like age and […]

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Senior couple smiling with heads together.

February News: Your Healthy Heart

Top Priority Taking care of your heart health is top priority. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for people, young and old, so it’s particularly important for you to take care of your heart. Even if you are young and healthy there are small lifestyle changes you can make to improve your […]

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Senior man with broken leg sitting in easy chair and talking on cell phone.

January News: Fall Prevention

January is Fall Prevention Month Every 18 seconds, and older adult goes to the emergency room because of a fall. The weather outside is frightful. We cannot change winter weather, but we can take measures to prepare and be safe. Fall prevention in the elderly is an ongoing throughout the year. But in winter months, […]

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Grandaughter Kisses her Grandpa, who is wearing a Santa cap, at the family holiday party.

December News: Handling Stress At The Holidays

Holiday Time Is Often “Stress” Time The holidays are an extra busy time of year filled with baking, shopping, and visiting with friends and family…and stress. Although these are all very fun activities for seniors, these activities may bring additional stress. Here are some helpful tips to reduce holiday stress. The holidays don’t have to […]

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Elderly man quietly gazing at sparkling lights on small Christmas Tree.

November News: Depression & You

Do I have Depression? There’s no one cause of depression. Sometimes it’s genetic. Other times depression may be caused by past physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Depression may be the result of a reaction to death or loss. Serious illness, personal problems and substance abuse can all lead to depression. If feelings of sadness persist […]

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