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How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

February 5, 2021 — February is American Heart Month – a great time to talk about heart health and ways to prevent heart disease. Preventing high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests the following healthy living habits to prevent high... Read More

Are You Getting Enough Physical Activity?

December 4, 2020 — If you’re like many people, you may not be getting the recommended daily amount of physical activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.” And, they add: “Keep in mind, some physical... Read More

How Cataracts Affect Older Driver Safety

November 20, 2020 — Coming up Dec. 7-11 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. It’s a good time to think about any challenges an aging person may have to driving safely. At the top of the list is good vision! Because cataracts are very common among older adults, it’s important to get regular eye exams. During the exam, your... Read More

How Doing Good Does Us Good

July 13, 2020 — Older adults possess a vast array of skills and experiences that can contribute to the greater good of society via volunteering. And those who do regular volunteer work benefit physically and mentally—even to the extent of lowering their risk of death, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During COVID-19

May 20, 2020 — When we’re emotionally and/or mentally stressed, we tend to turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us—a hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee, a spontaneous gathering to light candles and leave... Read More

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

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

Tai Chi Helps Many Older Adults Stay Fit

October 21, 2019 — For many older adults, physical activity can be a challenge, due to a chronic medical condition or recent surgery. But one form of exercise that can get older Americans moving safely is the traditional Chinese martial art of tai chi. Tai chi uses slow movements which, when practiced over time, can improve balance, agility, coordination,... Read More