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Fall Into Better Health: Making Friends and Living Longer

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Nov 14, 2019 11:15:00 AM

This is the last in a series of four articles in our Fall Into Better Health series.

When it comes to maintaining our health, we tend to think of more straightforward solutions like diet and exercise. But surprisingly, as we age, our well-being is heavily dependent on our level of socialization .
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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well

Fall Into Better Health: Maintaining Physical Strength & Balance

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Oct 23, 2019 11:10:00 AM

This is the second in a series of four articles in our Fall Into Better Health series.

Aging may not be preventable, but we have plenty of control over how we age—especially in the physical sense. In fact, millions of Americans suffer from illnesses that can be prevented, or improved, through regular exercise. From weight management and better sleep to maintaining muscle, joint, and bone mass, regular exercise has clear benefits. Perhaps the most important benefit is the role exercise plays in preventing falls - or injury - when a fall occurs.

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Topics: Senior Health, Senior Nutrition, aging in place

Fall Into Better Health: Part I: Keeping Your Brain Sharp

Posted by John Siegel on Oct 9, 2019 1:13:27 PM

 

This is the first in a series of four articles in our Fall Into Better Health series.

Maintaining our health as we age ensures wellness, happiness, and longevity. Through routine checks of our blood pressure, heart, eyes, and even bones, doctor visits are a must, but we tend to forget about checking in on one critical part: Our brain. The good news, however, is that there are many ways to ensure it stays healthy and sharp, and with the new discoveries surrounding brain aging, there are many important reasons.

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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well, Senior Nutrition

Time to Celebrate Dad!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jun 12, 2019 2:29:38 PM

 

This Sunday, June 16, is Father's Day. As children, we remember how our dads were the heroes - no feat was too much! Whether it was setting up a tent in the woods, barbecuing in the backyard, or giving you your first driving lesson, they were a source of strength for the family.

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Topics: Senior Health

Celebrate Older Americans Month!

Posted by Mary McAleer on May 22, 2019 1:23:14 PM

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) launches ways to help celebrate Older Americans Month.  This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. It’s designed to make it easy for everyone to get involved.

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Topics: Senior Health

'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

Reframing Aging

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Feb 28, 2019 2:11:19 PM

With each birthday, we may wonder how we are perceived by those younger than us. While ageism affects people of all ages, it is no doubt that it is most prevalent in older adults. From healthcare settings to the workplace, discrimination based on age is happening in many areas of life and is at an all-time high. And as it works its way into mental health care, many researchers believe more serious conditions are going untreated by health professionals who are continually dismissing older patients, and, as a result, important signs.

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Topics: Senior Health, Healthcare Research

Food Insecurity & the Social Determinants of Health

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Feb 21, 2019 11:13:12 AM

Best known as conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play, that affect a wide range of outcomes, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are categorized around five key areas; economic stability, education, health and healthcare, neighborhood and built environment, and social and community context. And among these areas, are a number of issues that make up the underlying causes surrounding SDOH. From employment and education status to quality of housing, our health today is greatly influenced by these factors with one of the most prevalent being limited access to healthy food.

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Topics: Senior Health, Social Determinants of Health

Senior Centers Embrace Social Media to Attract Baby Boomers

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Feb 7, 2019 9:34:00 AM

 

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

From the ability to connect with people all over the globe to sharing real-time moments, news, and messages with just one click, it’s fair to say that social media has not only transformed the way we communicate. It’s transformed life as we know it. And perhaps no one is enjoying this uber-connected world more than baby boomers.

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Topics: Senior Health, Social Media

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

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