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Five Ways to Age Well

March 20, 2020 — The idea of aging can be a stressful one. Getting older inevitably means change, and adapting to change can be difficult, especially when those changes have big impacts on us. Perhaps our children move away, or we lose our parents. Perhaps an injury or health event means we lose some of our independence. While feeling... Read More

What’s the Truth about the Foods We Eat?

March 5, 2020 — March is National Nutrition Month, so we thought it would be worthwhile to explore some of the “conventional wisdom” about the food we eat. Is coffee good for you or bad? What about red meat? It’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to healthy eating these days as the research seems to... Read More

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy Throughout the Day

February 20, 2020 — February is American Heart Month. 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 avoided each year with proper preventative care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While maintaining... Read More

Brain Cells Continue to Grow, Even as We Age

February 5, 2020 — Conventional wisdom used to say that people are born with a set number of brain cells and that, as brain cells died, they weren’t replaced. But many studies in the last few years have taken this notion to task. Researchers have discovered that, in fact, we continue to grow new brain cells (neurons) as we... Read More

Living Well with Health Challenges

January 20, 2020 — As people live longer, the likelihood of developing a health condition increases. The American Geriatrics Society estimates that 80% of seniors have more than one chronic health problem. Some of the most common include high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions – everything from atrial fibrillation to congestive heart failure. But... Read More

The New Year Is a Good Time to Adopt a New Attitude

January 6, 2020 — The dawning of a new year allows us to pause for a moment and take stock of our lives. For most of us, there are things that could use some improvement – such as our outlook on life! According to a study at Yale University, researchers discovered that people who had positive thoughts about aging... Read More

Aging Well Isn’t All Hard Work

December 20, 2019 — Whenever the subject of staying healthy as we grow older comes up, many people tend to tune out. No one wants to hear that they need to exercise more or eat more healthfully. They’ve heard it all before. The good news is that there are several things we can do to enjoy better health that... Read More

Charlesgate Helps Pioneer Intergenerational Program with Rhode Island College

December 7, 2019 — Since the beginning of time, generations have had their differences. Many baby boomers grew up having grandparents say “When I was your age …” implying that their generation led a much more challenging life than those of the grandkids. Today, many baby boomers see millennials as lazy and entitled, while many millennials see baby boomers... Read More

How People Living with Diabetes Can Have a Healthful Thanksgiving

November 20, 2019 — November is Diabetes Awareness Month, just in time to bring awareness to healthy eating habits before one of America’s biggest feasts. According to the International Diabetes Federation, more than 30 million Americans live with diabetes and a quarter of those people aren’t aware they have it. More than 80 million US adults have prediabetes. In... Read More

Living Well Through Healthy Eating

November 5, 2019 — The Rhode Island Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, provides farmers market vouchers to residents of Rhode Island who are 60 and over or disabled and meet a certain income limit as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The coupons are worth $15 and can be... Read More