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An older women receive a shot from a doctor during National Influenza Vaccination Week

With COVID-19 taking up so much of our healthcare dialogue, it’s easy to overlook another pressing threat: influenza, aka the flu. National Influenza Vaccination Week — observed December 5-9 — is a critical time for seniors. Did you know that people over 65 are much more likely to become seriously ill from the flu than […]

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a closeup of a woman's face with aging skin

Our skin keeps us together, literally. What many people don’t realize is that our skin is the largest organ in the body. That’s why taking care of it is imperative for helping maintain our overall health. Regular cleaning, moisturizing, and sun care keep aging skin healthy and functioning and reduces your risk of many health […]

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hospice and palliative

While we may not like to talk about it, aging and death are inevitable for each of us. That’s why breaking down the barriers of discussing aging, chronic illness, and preferences in dying is important. These conversations set the tone for proactive action and reduce the stress of the unknown. Fruitful discussions assure patients that, […]

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An in-home caregiver assisting and older women using a cane

The majority of seniors want to live in their own homes for as long as possible. However, many older people also face several barriers to maintaining their quality of life. Arthritis, isolation, dementia, and many other complaints can seriously impact a person’s ability to stay healthy and happy when living at home. That makes in-home […]

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An older man with a grey beard wearing a blue and grey tracksuit kneels to tie his sneakers on a tennis court while staying active during cooler weather

The scalding summer temperatures are finally breaking and it’s time for Arizonans to get outside and enjoy the beauty of our desert state. In the summer heat, older adults can find it especially hard to get outside and active. Particularly as seniors are at a higher risk for many serious heat-aggravated conditions. While there are […]

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A brain and stethoscope sitting together symbolizing brain health

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, which is a time for everyone to remember the importance of brain health. Today, Alzheimer’s Disease impacts six million Americans. By 2050 experts believe the number will more than double to 13 million. According to data from the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another […]

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a group of seniors engaged in social interaction during a card game around a large wooden table.

Humans are naturally social creatures who thrive when they live, work, and collaborate with others. However, one of the great tragedies of aging is that we often become increasingly isolated as we get older. Whether it’s through the loss of family and close friends, chronic disease, or living alone, isolation and loneliness become more than […]

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a medical worker using a stethoscope to listen to the heartbeat of an older man in a wheelchair in a long-term care facility

Most Americans understand the importance of retirement planning. Whether contributing to a 401(k), tapping Social Security benefits, or drawing a pension, having resources in retirement is critical. However, most Americans miss out on one essential element of planning for their golden years: long-term care. Many seniors find that their retirement savings quickly evaporates without a […]

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two hands holding a red cloth heart symbolizing world heart day

Every year over 17 million people worldwide die from heart disease. And so, while we note on the calendar “International Happy Goose Day,” “National Biscotti Day,” and “Telephone Tuesday,” it seems that raising awareness through “World Heart Day” is well deserved. Since the year 2000, World Heart Day has made a tangible impact on citizens […]

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World Alzheimer's Day

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which unites communities around the world in raising awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. You’ll see an extended effort to reduce the fear, stigma, and unknowns surrounding this devastating brain disease through individual actions, community gatherings, medical facility programs, and government campaigns.  Many people still incorrectly believe […]

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