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Myth Busters: Older Adults DO Prefer to Stay in Their Own Homes!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jul 25, 2019 11:01:00 AM

People may think just because their parents or a family member are older, that they want to sell their homes and move to a senior facility. However, for many seniors, that's not the case. In fact, according to a recent study by AARP, more than 90 percent of older adults prefer to stay in their homes.  The majority of older Americans want to stay in their homes because they are most comfortable with what is familiar. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Care Managers, Aging Well

Celebrating Mother's Day With Older Adults

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 9, 2019 10:27:00 AM

Don't forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. Your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, or other loved ones may not be as independent as they used to be, but you can still make the day special and create happy memories.

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Topics: Aging Well

'Secrets' to Better Aging

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Apr 4, 2019 10:59:10 AM

 

Aging might be out of our control, but aging better is something we should all have a handle on. And with more access than ever to technology, nutrition and medical care that is helping everyone to live longer, it’s never been easier to embrace it. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Senior Health, Aging Well

Senior Centers Help to Combat Loneliness

Posted by Mark Johnson on Jan 31, 2019 10:57:00 AM

 This is part three of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.

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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well

Senior Centers Help Baby Boomers to Engage with Technology

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Jan 24, 2019 10:34:00 AM

This is part two of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.

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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well

Being Alone Doesn't Have To Be Lonely

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Nov 29, 2018 10:02:00 AM

 

Loneliness might mean something different to everyone, but one thing has become clear: it doesn’t just mean living alone. In fact, recent studies show loneliness is linked to social isolation and an experience of not fitting in or belonging. So while some people can live alone and feel completely fulfilled, others can live with or around many people and still feel isolated – and this is especially true for seniors.

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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well

Medicare Advantage Plans Offer New Benefits to Members!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Nov 7, 2018 11:01:00 AM

More than 20 million Americans are now choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan instead of Original Medicare, and the numbers are predicted to continue to grow. In fact, Medicare Advantage enrollment has increased 50 percent of over the past five years. It’s estimated by 2028 that 42 percent of enrollees will select a Medicare Advantage plan.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Post Discharge, Aging Well, Senior Health Plans

Older Americans Month and How to Nail the Selfie Challenge

Posted by Sean LoBianco on May 17, 2018 3:25:29 PM

Healthcare in America is booming. New innovative technology, medicine, and techniques are continually improving recovery, life expectancy, and quality of life.

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Topics: Aging Well

How We Help Older Americans Overcome Eating Barriers

Posted by Sean LoBianco on May 10, 2018 1:50:56 PM

Every May, our nation observes Older Americans Month. This comes from the Administration on Aging, a division in the Federal Government. This years theme of Older Americans Month is "Engage at Every Age" with an emphasis on "you are never too old." The Administration on Aging suggests "to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being." One of the most important parts of physical activity is a healthy diet.

For older Americans, this can be more challenging. As we age, our sense of taste and smell change. We face dental issues like missing teeth, sore gums, or poorly fitting dentures. Saliva production decreases, often making it harder to swallow, and ultimately reducing our appetites.

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Topics: Aging Well, Senior Nutrition, Menu Planning

Health Benefits for Senior Volunteers serving Seniors

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Feb 1, 2018 12:50:28 PM

The Benefits of Volunteering: Senior Volunteers Enjoy a Better Quality of Life

Volunteering is altruistic– a gift we give to others. Research reveals it’s also something great we do for ourselves! The benefits of volunteering are varied and even more pronounced for senior volunteers.

Senior volunteers are already more motivated than many of their younger community members. Therefore, senior volunteer recruitment and senior quality of life is a perfect match.

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Topics: Aging Well, Volunteers, Volunteerism, Baby Boomers

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