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May 8 – 14 Is Women’s Health Week

May 2, 2022 — Each year, National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day. This is a great time to encourage the moms, spouses, grandmothers and other women in our lives to focus on their health. Everyone faces health challenges as they grow older, but there are certain special considerations for women. Here are topics older women and their... Read More
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Know the Symptoms of Blood Clots

April 15, 2022 — As we learn about the long-term effects of COVID-19, there is a new complication to consider. According to an April 6, 2022, study published in The BMJ, COVID-19 causes an increased risk of blood clots in the veins for three months after infection, as well as raising the risk of blood clots in the lungs... Read More
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Skipping Your Exercise? What’s Your Excuse?

April 4, 2022 — An ever-growing body of research shows that staying physically active is the top ingredient in healthy aging. Keeping fit when we’re younger builds a solid base for health in our later years—but study after study also shows that it’s never too late to add more movement to our days. For people of any age and... Read More
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Planning for a Sense of Purpose After Retirement

March 15, 2022 — Demographers who are studying the effect of the pandemic on retirement in the U.S. have found that while some older workers decided to stay on the job longer because they liked working from home, or because the worker shortage led to a job they really wanted, many others decided to retire at this time—earlier than... Read More
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March Is National Sleep Awareness Month

March 1, 2022 — Some people seem proud that they get by with little sleep. They speak of sleep as if it were just a waste of time. But research confirms that sleep is vital for good health. It protects our memory, reduces our pain level, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and helps us avoid or manage health... Read More
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Talk to Your Doctor About Driving Safety

February 16, 2022 — It’s one of the most important questions we have to answer as we grow older: “Is it still safe for me to drive?” For most of us, driving has meant independence since we were teenagers. In our later years, we might notice our driving skills are slipping. Maybe we’d rather not think about it. However,... Read More
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Protecting Against COVID Is as Important as Ever

February 1, 2022 — Maybe you’ve heard someone say something like this: “I’m not worried about COVID. If I get it, then I will be immune.” There have even been accounts of “COVID parties,” where people deliberately expose themselves to the virus. But trained medical experts assure us this is not a good idea. “You’d have to be crazy... Read More
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Get Moving to Protect Your Brain

January 14, 2022 — Many of us take part in “brain exercise” activities. Puzzles, games, online classes and special computer programs provide some of the mental stimulation we need to stay sharp. But did you know that exercising our whole body is just as important for brain health? Exercise increases blood flow to the brain. It not only reduces... Read More
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During Our Holiday Visit, We Worried About Mom and Dad!

January 3, 2022 — Organizations and individuals who work with older adults report that January is the month when they receive the most calls from family members who are concerned about an older relative’s well-being. Christmas, Hanukkah and other winter celebrations bring families together from around the country—including those who may not have seen their senior loved ones for... Read More
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Census Figures Show More Older Adults Will Be “Aging Solo”

December 15, 2021 — Figures from the 2020 Census have been released, and they confirm what many experts suspected: More and more older adults have no children, and more are living alone, without a spouse or partner who could assist them if they need care. Census Bureau demographers predict that in the years to come, more and more elders... Read More