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What is Arthritis?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What is Arthritis? According to the Arthritis Foundation (; Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can ..

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Preventing Slip and Falls in Your Home

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Preventing Slip and Falls in Your Home According to the National Council on Aging (, one in three older Americans falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head inju ..

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Heart Healthy Meal Planning for Elderly

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Heart Healthy Meal Planning for Elderly February is Heart Healthy Month and we thought a great way to get excited about getting your heart healthy was by finding some really great dishes to make during the cold winter months that are great for your heart and taste great too! Just because it needs to be good for you doesn’t mean it should taste bad! By focusing your daily meals on vegetables, fruits and whole grains and limits high-f ..

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New Year’s Resolutions - How to Make Ones You Will Keep

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions How to Make Ones You Will Keep New Year's Eve is right around the corner and everyone makes resolutions for the next year. But how many of us actually keep them? Not many! But why? It is typically because we put too much pressure on ourselves and set unrealistic goals. Here are some ideas for resolutions that you may actually keep! 1. Pick a small resolution, instead of saying you will lose 20 pounds,  ..

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Great Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Great Low Impact Exercises for Seniors Taking care of our bodies gets increasingly important as we age. The better shape we stay in, the more likely we are to ward off disease and body deterioration. Finding exercises that are easy as we age isn’t always easy, though. It’s important to make sure that our bodies can handle the exercises without worsening a condition. For seniors, this means low impact exercises – basicall ..

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Combating Memory Loss Through Journaling

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Journaling to Keep your Mind Active! Taking good care of your brain as you get older is absolutely essential, and there are many different activities in which you can partake in order to give your mind a good workout. One specific activity that is very popular among seniors is journaling! Read on to learn more about what journaling can do to keep your mind healthy. Journaling for Seniors By journaling, you can wo ..

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World Alzheimer’s Month

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

World Alzheimer’s Month September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In our society today, more and more people are learning what Alzheimer’s is; unfortunately it is due to someone in your life being affected by this disease. Thankfully, today more and more scientists and geneticists are starting to understand how Alzheimer’s affects the brain and body and even some ways to combat the disease. Although there are no cures  ..

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Healthy Aging Month

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

September is Healthy Aging Month and it is important no matter what your age that you are living a healthy lifestyle, and if you are not, TODAY is the day to start! Here are 10 Tips for Reinventing Yourself during September Is Healthy Aging® Month: Do not act your age or at least what you think your current age should act like. What was your best year so far? 28? 40? Now? Picture yourself at that age and be it. Some peopl ..

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Differences Between In-Home Care & Home Health

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Differences Between In-Home Care & Home Health So many times people are discharged from the hospital with directions on care they should receive once they are home. These directions can include having home health and in home care, which most people think are the same thing, but are in fact, very different. The key difference is that "home care" is non-clinical care and "home health" is clinical care. In-Home Care is typically priv ..

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Senior Health Tips: Staying Cool This Summer!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Senior Health Tips: Staying Cool This Summer! While warmer weather does mean sunnier skies and more time spent outdoors, it also means taking extra care of your health. Seniors are at especially high risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and so it is important to learn how to take care of yourself as we hit the high point of summer. Read on to find out more! Tips for Senior Health in Hot Temperat ..

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