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Women and Heart Disease – Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

By |2024-01-29T13:07:39-05:00January 29th, 2024|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Women and Heart Disease - Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore Women and heart disease More than 60 million women in the U.S. are living with some form of heart disease.  Heart disease and stroke can affect a woman at any age. Heart disease is the number one killer of women - it’s responsible for 1 [...]

More Than a Meal on the Menu

By |2023-10-17T15:42:29-05:00October 12th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

More Than a Meal on the Menu When is the last time you enjoyed a meal with your aging loved ones? Research shows that seniors who regularly dine with friends and family tend to eat more and make healthier choices. More importantly, most older adults say they feel happier and more fulfilled when eating [...]

How Children Can Help With Caregiving

By |2023-08-21T08:34:55-05:00August 31st, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

Caring for Children and Aging Parents Are you a member of the sandwich generation - someone who is raising children while, at the same time, caring for aging parents? If so, you know that you have to make the most of every minute in every day. “Caring for children can be tiring. Caring for [...]

Can You Hear Me Now?

By |2023-06-29T09:52:17-05:00June 29th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Can You Hear Me Now? Did you know that hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor against dementia? According to a recent study, treating hearing loss could eliminate 1 in 10 cases of dementia. In the study, researchers found that mild hearing loss doubles the risk of dementia, moderate hearing loss triples it [...]

Fast Facts About Arthritis

By |2023-05-19T11:51:21-05:00May 18th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Fast Facts About Arthritis Did you know that arthritis isn’t a single disease? The term actually refers to joint pain or joint disease, and there are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  Arthritis Awareness Month May is recognized annually as Arthritis Awareness Month - an opportunity for us to join the [...]

The “Eyes” Have It

By |2023-05-18T14:32:47-05:00May 11th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

The “Eyes” Have It Healthy aging includes healthy vision.  May is Healthy Vision Month - a great time to learn about common age-related eye problems and what you can do to prevent them. According to the American Optometric Association, the risk of developing eye diseases significantly increases after age 65. The most common age-related [...]

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

By |2023-05-03T08:56:06-05:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke.  Every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of stroke. A stroke occurs when arteries in the brain are blocked or burst - preventing areas of the brain from getting the necessary blood supply. This can cause brain cells to die, possibly impairing the [...]

Parkinson’s Disease – What You Need to Know

By |2023-04-11T11:57:21-05:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Parkinson’s Disease - What You Need to Know April is Parkinson’s disease (PD) awareness month, so we’re joining with other organizations and individuals across the country to raise awareness about the disease that currently affects more than 1 million people in the U.S.  PD is a progressive disorder that affects movement, including tremors, slowness [...]

Six Ways Technology Improve Your Senior’s Life

By |2023-03-01T14:02:52-05:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Six Ways Technology Improve Your Senior’s Life While it can sometimes be challenging, more and more seniors are turning to technology to help them remain in their homes as they age.  “Certainly, nothing replaces the personal touch, but technology can help improve seniors’ lives and help them age a little more gracefully,” said Sierra [...]

Protecting Seniors From Tax Scams

By |2023-02-10T11:21:47-05:00February 9th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Protecting Seniors From Tax Scams Tax season is upon us, and that means scammers will be looking for easy prey. “Tax time presents the perfect opportunity for thieves who are looking to con older adults,” said Mark Goetz, co-founder, and president of the HomeCare Advocacy Network. “They prey on peoples’ fear of the IRS [...]

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