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March 20, 2020

How to Live Well with a Chronic Condition

  Chronic conditions – such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis and Alzheimer’s – are among the most common ailments affecting older Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), almost half of all adults live with a chronic disease or condition and one in four adults have two or more. The... Read More
February 20, 2020

Drawing a Picture Can Help You Remember Better

  Many of us have ways to remember things – for instance when meeting someone new and learning their name, we may think of a person with the same name and make an association with the new person. We may repeat the name over and over until we think it’s stuck in our brain. So... Read More
February 5, 2020

Six Ways You Can Create a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

  February is American Heart Month. This is the perfect opportunity to focus our attention on ways to promote and maintain our heart health. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. And many of these deaths are preventable – at least 200,000 cardiac deaths in the United States could have been... Read More
December 20, 2019

Are You Resolving to Lose Weight in the New Year? Here’s Some Motivation

  It’s no secret that Americans are overweight. And seniors are gaining weight at rates faster than most Americans. According to a poll conducted by Gallup and Healthways, the obesity rate among seniors increased by four percentage points during the years 2008 to 2014 – from 23.4 percent in 2008 to 27.4 percent in 2014.... Read More
December 5, 2019

How to Keep Spirits Bright this Holiday Season

  For many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, as visions of family get-togethers, gift exchanges and festive parties dance in our heads. But for many seniors, who may be facing the holidays without a spouse or other loved ones, the holidays can be of time of sadness and even depression. Additionally,... Read More
October 21, 2019

Boo! Taking the Fear Out of Halloween

  While most people think of Halloween as a younger person’s holiday, that doesn’t mean those who are young at heart can’t join in the fun! Many older adults join their grandchildren for trick or treating and enjoy decorating their homes for the big night. If you’re the one taking the little ones through the... Read More
October 7, 2019

How to Effectively Manage Your Medications

  The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can making taking the right doses... Read More
July 22, 2019

Are America’s Older Adults Taking Too Many Drugs?

  When we think of a drug problem in America, many think of illegal drugs, such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine crossing our borders and corrupting our youth. Or the opioid epidemic that claims thousands of lives each year in the United States. And both of these issues need to be addressed as part of... Read More
May 6, 2019

How People Living with Mobility Challenges Can Stay Fit

  May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This is a good reminder that remaining physically active is essential to our overall health and well-being. But what if your ability to be active is limited due to a chronic health condition? What can you do to stay fit? The good news is that there... Read More
March 20, 2019

Seven Ways You Can Improve Your Health Right Now

  Maintaining good health doesn’t have to be all hard work. Yes, exercise is important, which we discussed in our last blog post. So is eating healthfully (which we have also discussed). But there are things you could be doing right this minute that not only require little effort, they’re actually fun! Here’s just a... Read More