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Why Hydration for the Elderly is So Important


Water is vital to life, no matter how old we. As humans, our bodies are made of 60% water. Our various organs (heart, brain, kidneys and skin) are also composed of mostly water. Even our bones are 31% water!We know that hydration is important during the warmer summer months. This is especially vital to the elderly population because their body wate...
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Happy Older Americans Month!


Every May, we celebrate Older Americans Month. The Administration for Community Living leads this annual recognition of our senior generation. For 2019, the theme is "Connect, Create, Contribute". Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrich...
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Get Moving for Better Health!


Have you heard this recent "fad"? Sitting is the new smoking, meant to suggest that a sedentary lifestyle is as dangerous to your health as smoking. Cigarettes, tobacco use and vaping are definitely very unhealthy habits for people of any age. The health benefits of stopping these behaviors can add years to your life. You can combat obesity, high b...
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Spring Allergies & Respiratory Illnesses


Spring is in full swing and that means the onset of spring allergies! The blooming trees, flowers, grasses and bushes, while heralding warmer weather and the prospect of summer, also bring allergies and respiratory challenges. When is allergy season?Technically allergy season is year-round, due to indoor allergens like dust and dander that exist ev...
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Arthritis & Weather Changes


Have you ever heard an older person predict rain because their joints hurt? Of course you have, sometimes as a joke but often times quite seriously. There is a good amount of truth behind those achy weather predictions. Winter may be on its way out, but we all know that the winter-to-spring transition means there is still a good amount of cold, wet...
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The Importance of Companionship


As humans we are social creatures by nature. Evolutionary scholars will tell you it's a matter of survival, and there is a lot of evidence to support this. We need each other in order to navigate the complexities of life. For early man, this was most definitely true, but with modern advancements in technology, social media and online shopping, why ...
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