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Mom Lives Far Away and Needs Help. Now What?

July 15, 2021 — As more people in our area are receiving their COVID vaccines, it’s safer for people to visit their older loved ones, and many are traveling across the country to do that for the first time in many months. Experts report that many of these families have discovered that their parents, grandparents or other older relatives... Read More
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Experts Offer Tips for Safer, Healthier Grilling

July 1, 2021 — Are you planning a Fourth of July barbecue? Grilling is an American tradition. And as the pandemic continues, reports the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more people than ever are firing up the grill, because it’s safe and outdoors. Before you put on your chef’s apron and pick up the tongs, check out these tips... Read More
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In a Couch-Potato Rut? Time to Break the Cycle!

June 15, 2021 — What was your exercise routine before the pandemic? Maybe you went for regular walks. Maybe you took an exercise class in your senior living community or senior center. Swimming, cycling or tai chi might have been your thing, or maybe you had a personal trainer at the gym. For many people, their exercise routine ground... Read More
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Families Wonder About the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 1, 2021 — June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Families who support the well-being of loved ones who are living with Alzheimer’s disease understandably wonder if they, too, are at risk of the disease. Having a healthy heart makes it more likely that we’ll have a healthy brain. The American Heart Association (AHA) recently took a look... Read More
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A Musical Way to Promote Healthy Aging

May 17, 2021 — Have you read the recent research showing that people who played an instrument when they were young have a lower risk of dementia in their later years? Apparently, taking piano lessons or joining the school band is very good for the developing brain. Reported Emory University researcher Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, “Musical activity throughout life may serve... Read More
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Seniors and Anxiety Disorders

May 1, 2021 — These days, it seems like people are worrying a lot more. The ongoing pandemic, of course, is top of mind. Economic uncertainty and political turmoil can also make us fretful. Personal and family problems might add to our cares. But if an older loved one seems to be worrying a lot of the time, it... Read More
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Protect Older Adults from Pyramid Schemes

April 15, 2021 — These days a lot of people are out of work. They may be looking for ways to make money from home, and that puts them at risk of falling for a scam. Older adults, in particular, may be targeted by “get rich quick” schemes—and that, says the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), is a form... Read More
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When It’s Time to Downsize

April 2, 2021 — The kids are grown, and you no longer need all those bedrooms. Every year, the yard seems to need more attention. You’re retired, and you’d like to travel more without worrying about your home. It’s time for a move to a senior living community! Or maybe your care needs have changed, and you’re considering assisted... Read More
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March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 15, 2021 — Colorectal cancer includes cancers that begin in the colon and the rectum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year 140,000 people in the United States get colon cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from the disease. It’s important to be screened for colorectal cancer as your doctor recommends. Screening... Read More
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Help People Say Yes to the COVID-19 Vaccine

March 1, 2021 — Experts from the University of Michigan recently interviewed older adults about the COVID-19 vaccines. About 60% of the seniors they talked to said they would get the vaccine as soon as they could. Another 10% said they would get it—they just didn’t want to be first. Almost 15% said they would not get the vaccine,... Read More