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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 enric...
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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 e...
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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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Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Macular degeneration is the number cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans (that's more than glaucoma and cataracts combined!). You may have heard of macular degeneration, or even the wet vs. dry conditions of this disease, as well as age-related macular degeneration. As February is dedicated to educating the public on "Age-R...
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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors


The Midwest is caught in the throes of what meteorologists call a polar vortex. Temperatures are dangerously low, so much so that experts warn again even open your mouth while outdoors. While the sub-zero temperatures are the main concern right now, winter poses plenty of risks to elderly seniors. The cold weather, snow, and ice are all ingredients...
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