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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 [...]

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 [...]

Senior Green Thumbs – The Benefits of Gardening 

By |2023-04-27T09:28:56-05:00April 27th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Senior Green Thumbs - The Benefits of Gardening  Whether it’s tending a large vegetable plot, working in a community garden, or planting a few potted pansies, gardening can do wonders for a senior’s overall health and well-being. More Than A Hobby “For many seniors, gardening is much more than a hobby. Being outdoors and [...]

Is Your Mom Eating Healthy Meals?

By |2022-12-06T11:49:25-05:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , |

Is Your Mom Eating Healthy Meals? When you visited your aging mom over the Thanksgiving holiday, you noticed that she let others do the cooking - which is unusual, because she’s always loved preparing big family meals.Has she lost interest? Is she having trouble remembering or reading the recipes? Is arthritis limiting her ability to [...]

Ten Reasons Older People Need Pets

By |2022-08-22T10:27:49-05:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Community Education|Tags: , |

Ten Reasons Older People Need Pets Your dad passed away several months ago… leaving your mom alone in the home they shared for more than 50 years. Your friends suggest getting her a pet -  a furry friend that will keep her busy and reduce the risk of loneliness, but you worry a pet will [...]

Drink Up – The Importance of Staying Hydrated

By |2022-08-02T12:18:01-05:00July 28th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: |

Drink Up - The Importance of Staying Hydrated As the temperature rises, so does the risk of dehydration - especially among older adults. “My mom experienced dehydration just a few weeks ago,” said Debbie Hilt, a consultant working with the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “I encourage her to drink a lot of water, especially during [...]

Can You Hear Me Now?

By |2022-07-22T08:37:02-05:00July 18th, 2022|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 and [...]

The Benefits of Music Therapy

By |2022-07-14T15:02:30-05:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

The Benefits of Music Therapy We know music is good for the soul, but did you know it’s also good for the mind? Studies show that music brings our senses to life and stimulates many parts of the brain at the same time, including those that affect language, mood and movement. Through research at the [...]

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors

By |2022-07-06T12:07:11-05:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors Whether it’s playing a game of Scrabble with a grandchild or enjoying lunch with a best friend, there’s just something special about being around people you love. “Socialization is important at any age, but it’s critical for older adults - especially for those who live alone,” said Sierra Goetz, [...]

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

By |2022-06-22T14:45:26-05:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Home Care|Tags: , , |

Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference Does your mom still have decorative throw rugs scattered around her home? Is your dad’s living room cluttered with magazines, newspapers, books and other items? Do you worry that your aging loved one’s shower may not be safe? If you answered yes to any one of those questions, [...]

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