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two grandparents share a meal with their grandchild at the kitchen counter.

On the first Sunday after Labor Day, we come together to remember everything we appreciate about our grandparents. First celebrated in 1979, Grandparents’ Day has given people an occasion to make our family elders feel special and loved. After all, so many grandparents lavish their grandchildren with affection–it only makes sense that there’s a special […]

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two seniors celebrating healthy aging month by participating in a yoga class

Everyone ages, but not everyone ages in the same way. September is Healthy Aging Month and an opportunity to help people focus on physical and mental health practices to age well and invest in long-term quality of life. Healthy Aging Month has been celebrated for 30 year with options to instill new routines, learn about healthy […]

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two active seniors maintaining a positive attitude towards aging

Some people seem naturally inclined to look at the positive side of life: finding bright spots on cloudy days and regaining their equilibrium quickly when life challenges come their way. While it may not come as naturally for everyone, there are good reasons to develop skills and establish habits that help you find and keep […]

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A thermometer recording hot weather over 110 degrees

In some climates, wintery weather makes it hard to get outside for daily exercise. But here in Arizona, the summer months pose a challenge to outdoor activities. The average summer highs in Phoenix are over 100 degrees, and even the lows only dip to the 80s. That hot weather makes it dangerous to do any […]

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A healthcare worker uses a cuff to screen an older patient for high blood pressure

Take a moment and remember back to that high school biology class when you learned about the hard-working, steadily beating heart pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through the body each day. By age 70, your heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times. With all that work, it’s easy to see why taking care […]

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An older women wearing a white blouse and straw hat using a handheld fan to stay cool in the heat

Staying cool is a top priority during our hot Arizona summers. It’s a challenge to strike the right balance between getting outside and staying protected from the sun. However, it’s a matter of life and death for many older adults. Excessive heat can dramatically impact even the healthiest of seniors, making summer safety awareness all […]

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Use F.A.S.T to spot the early symptoms of stroke

It’s always a great time to learn the symptoms of a stroke because “time lost is brain lost.” When every second counts, people must act F.A.S.T when they spot the signs of stroke and summon help immediately.  Stroke, often known as a “brain attack,”  usually occurs when a blood clot gets stuck in a blood […]

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An older women sitting on a bed suffering from joint pain in her knee

Weekend warrior, home renovation, playing with the grandkids, we all overdo it sometimes and suffer joint pain for a day or two. However, for those dealing with arthritis, sore joints aren’t limiting activity for just a few days. Arthritis is one of the United States’ most widespread health conditions and impacts the lives of men, […]

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An older man using a walker receiving after-surgery care from a in-home cargiver

The road to recovery after surgery can be long and arduous. Depending on the procedure and the patient, it can take weeks or months to be fully independent after an operation. The key to a speedy and uncomplicated recovery is to practice good after-surgery care so your body can heal. By rearranging your home, preparing […]

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gout attacks are on the rise among seniors

Gout attacks, one of many forms of arthritis, used to be considered a “royal” disease, associated with kings like Henry VIII, who could afford rich diets full of meat, alcohol, and desserts. Nowadays, those three things are part of a typical American diet. So, while we may consider ourselves rich with food options, we also […]

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