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Five Tips for Staying Warm and Healthy this Winter

November 20, 2018 — Many of us use winter as an excuse to stop exercising, stay indoors and maybe even isolate ourselves from others. This is a bad idea. Both physical activity and staying socially active are essential elements in aging well. But winter can present a greater chance of falling, due to icy sidewalks and streets, making staying... Read More

This Holiday Season, Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

November 5, 2018 — November kicks off the holiday season for most Americans. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, people celebrate their faith, their families and their many blessings. It’s a time to give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Unfortunately, all too often, once January 1 rolls around, it’s back to business as usual. What would happen if... Read More

Improve Your Heart Health

October 22, 2018 — Heart disease remains the #1 cause of the death throughout the world. The good news is that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. Here are just some of the ways you can improve your heart health and reduce your risk of a cardiovascular... Read More

Limited Mobility Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Get the Benefits of Exercise

September 20, 2018 — We’ve discussed the importance of exercise for aging well before. But what about those living with chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition?  What can they do to keep fit? The good news is that exercise can be done by almost everyone. Many people living a chronic condition may restrict... Read More

An Ounce of Prevention

August 20, 2018 — August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccinations are one of the best ways we have to prevent many diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several diseases have been virtually wiped out in the United States thanks to immunizations – polio, smallpox and diphtheria are among the most notable. Many others... Read More

Five Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Stroke

August 6, 2018 — Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. The good news is that, according to the National Stroke Association, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Many of the risk factors for stroke... Read More

Can Spirituality Help You Lead a Healthier Life?

June 20, 2018 — We all understand the importance of physical activity, eating well and keeping our minds engaged to help improve our overall health and well-being. But the link between spirituality and good health has been less clear. While science and spirituality rarely cross paths, there have been some studies looking into whether or not spirituality plays a... Read More

Brighten Your World This Summer

June 5, 2018 — Have you noticed that colors seem less vibrant lately? Or that your vision is getting more blurry? If so, you may be one of the nearly 22 million Americans who have cataracts. Few conditions of aging erode an older person’s independence faster than losing their eyesight. As people age, they are far more likely to... Read More

Social Isolation Is a Dangerous Health Risk

May 21, 2018 — As most of us know, age is a risk factor for many diseases. The longer we live, the greater our chance of having more health challenges. One of the greatest threats to a healthy and enjoyable life is often overlooked – social isolation. The older we get, the greater our risk of becoming isolated. We... Read More

Starting the Conversation with an Elderly Parent about Making a Move

April 20, 2018 — As our parents age, it’s natural for us to become more concerned about their well-being. Are they living safely in their home? Should they consider moving to a senior living community? If you’re noticing any of the following, these are signs it may be time to consider alternative living options for your loved one. Dangerous... Read More