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A nurse helping a patient expand their healthcare literacy

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your health. Though it seems evident that people should fully understand their medical treatments, it’s not always that simple. Healthcare literacy is an area where seniors often lag behind. According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 71 percent of seniors struggled to use print materials, and […]

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A senior women enjoying her independence

 A common preference among aging Americans is to stay in their homes as they grow older. For example, a new American Association of Retired People (AARP) study shows that three out of four adults over the age of 50 plan to stay in their homes and communities as they age. There are many positive reasons […]

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Healthy food provided by increased USDA assistance programs

In a bold move to combat hunger, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding nutrition assistance to seniors living in poverty by distributing $37 million of additional support to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The CSFP supplies supplemental food and nutritional information to low income people over the age of 60. While […]

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A senior women with her pet dog

Isolation is a blight on seniors’ happiness. A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) found that one in every three seniors regularly experiences loneliness, and one in every four is socially isolated. Being deprived of companionship takes a toll on both mental and physical health. Unfortunately, seniors are more likely […]

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A man suffering from a headache

Getting old can be a headache–and in some cases, even literally. The good news for seniors this Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is that they’re much less likely to get headaches than younger people. Between ages 21 and 34, 92 percent of women and 74 percent of men reported having headaches. However, after age 75, […]

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A close up of a man's hearing aid in his ear.

Many of us have sat in a crowded restaurant and strained to hear our conversational partner’s words. Maybe we have to ask them to repeat themselves, or perhaps we just guess what was said and stumble through the discussion off-kilter. These moments can be annoying or even embarrassing. Still, when they become more frequent — […]

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The words Mental Health spelled out in Scrabble tiles

Many people hope to spend their golden years with financial security, solid relationships, and a contented outlook. While it would be nice if all of life’s problems steadily resolved as we aged, life is rarely so accommodating. The fact is, seniors often face just as many difficulties as younger people, and often with fewer resources. […]

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communities

Aging is something to be celebrated and respected. By joining with others in creating rich communities, older citizens have the chance to not only improve their own lives but also contribute to the lives of those around them. By connecting with friends, old and new, seniors activate their senses and promote a vibrant engagement with […]

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A spring tree bloom

As the Arizona spring warms into summer, there’s no better time to enjoy the outdoors before scorching temperatures begin. With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out, many seniors feel more empowered to leave the house again, knowing the shots help protect them from illness. For the first time, many grandparents can hug their grandkids without fearing a possibly […]

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Two seniors sitting on a bench in front of the ocean during the COVID-19 pandemic

After a year-long global pandemic, life looks very different. The coronavirus has prevented many of us from seeing our loved ones and spending time with our friends. It has restricted our favorite activities, hit our local businesses hard, deprived us of our leisure, and cast a pall of anxiety and uncertainty over nearly every aspect […]

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