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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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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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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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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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