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New Year Healthy Resolutions

2020 was a challenging year for most people across the world, especially seniors. From a pandemic to a tumultuous election, most of us are happy to turn our calendars over to 2021. The New Year is a great time to look to the future. We can visualize how we want the coming year to be […]

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Senior mentors

No one makes it through life without a little help along the way. Many of us can remember a time long ago when a cherished adult gave us advice and direction, which changed our lives for the better. Though we all want the children in our lives to grow up without a trouble in the […]

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senior blood donations

Every year, 6.8 million Americans donate 13.6 million units of whole blood and red blood cells. This life-saving resource helps treat a wide variety of injuries, from car crashes to childbirth. 13.6 million units may sound like a lot, but the need is always great. COVID-19 has caused a critical blood shortage as people have […]

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An older woman driving a vintage car.

If life is a winding road, we rarely navigate it under ideal conditions. From the cradle to the grave, we deal with many sharp turns: new jobs, new relationships, new places, and, unfortunately, new health concerns. As we age, our bodies often change in ways that require us to find new solutions. Unfortunately, many of […]

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low weight

When discussing issues around weight, the focus is almost always on losing it. However, the key to maintaining a healthy weight isn’t just about dropping the numbers on the scale—especially for seniors. It’s often a more significant concern when older adults are underweight rather than overweight.  Several studies have shown that being underweight presents a […]

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older parents using technology

Though the holidays are a time for people to come together, COVID-19 has kept many families apart. The necessity of social distancing and avoiding large gatherings is even more crucial for seniors, who are at a higher risk of severe or even fatal complications from the disease. But COVID-19 is far from the only hazard […]

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Celebrating the holidays during COVID-19

This year, the holiday season is going to be one of the strangest in our lives. Typically, this is a time for people to come together and share food, love, and companionship in the depths of winter’s darkness. But this year, things will be different because we celebrate under the specter of an ongoing pandemic. […]

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A senior driver traveling with her dog

Driving is at the heart of the classic American lifestyle. Unlike many compact European cities with high walkability and public transportation, most Americans will grab their car keys whenever they leave the house. In fact, Americans hop in the car for 85 percent of their daily trips. Cars are more than just a symbol of […]

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Prevent lung disease

With the winter months approaching and COVID-19 still looming large, avoiding lung disease has never been more crucial. The colder, drier months are a prime time for respiratory illnesses, as unpleasant weather forces us into closer quarters, and the lack of humidity makes viruses easier to spread.  Last month, we discussed some simple ways to […]

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Alzheimer's Disease

Throughout November, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness about this devastating form of dementia. Since the creation of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1984, the number of people with Alzheimer’s in the United States has more than doubled, from 2 to 5.4 million. By 2050, an estimated 14 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s.  […]

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