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Fall Into Better Health Part 3: Ways To Stay Hydrated

Posted by Bill Shaw on Oct 31, 2019 10:45:00 AM

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


Making up more than 60% of our body, water isn’t just an important part of staying healthy; it’s vital in keeping us alive. From properly balancing bodily fluids to kidney function, hydration keeps our body working the way it should be—which becomes increasingly more important as we age

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Topics: Senior Nutrition, Baby Boomers, Dehydration

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

Celebrating National Senior Center Month

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Sep 4, 2019 11:17:06 AM

September is National Senior Center Month,  and this year's theme is "Senior Centers: The Key To Aging Well."  Senior Centers offer ways to keep older adults active, social, and provide programs to help them to continue to learn and grow. Sharing meals is a popular activity at Senior Centers and provides a vital social interaction that is so important to older adults.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Senior Nutrition, aging in place

Tired of Living Alone? Get a Boommate!

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Aug 29, 2019 12:20:21 PM

 

Retirement is supposed to be one of the most celebrated stages of life. However, today, older adults are facing more challenges than opportunities when it comes to finances, companionship, health and, ultimately, quality of life – and this is especially true for women. From lower earnings and savings to higher debt, financial challenges are turning into housing challenges that are only expected to grow

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Topics: Aging Well, Senior Nutrition, Baby Boomers, aging in place

Myth Busters: Falling Doesn’t Have to Be a Part of Aging!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Jul 18, 2019 12:42:01 PM

With 33% of older Americans falling each year, it has become a seemingly general rule that falls are just a natural part of aging, but with so many factors at play, there is more and more research to support that this shouldn’t be accepted – or expected. In fact, the National Council On Aging has concluded that with proper care, a senior adult can expect to live a full, healthy, and fall-free lifestyle.
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Topics: Food Assistance Programs, Senior Nutrition

Take Heart - Healthy Foods Can be Delicious!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jul 11, 2019 11:07:00 AM

(This post was originally published on February 15, 2018 and updated on July 10, 2019).

We all know that eating healthy can help to reduce your risk of heart disease-- and your waistline! But did you know that heart-healthy foods can be delicious? ! And it's easier than you may think! 

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Topics: Heart Disease, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Senior Nutrition

Food Insecurity Among Seniors

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Mar 27, 2019 10:27:00 AM

With nearly 1 in 6 seniors facing the threat of hunger and malnourishment, food insecurity is now a nationwide epidemic that is getting more expansive by the day. And with a yearly healthcare bill of $130 billion due to medical issues stemming from senior hunger, it’s also getting more expensive.

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Topics: Healthy Meals for Seniors, Senior Nutrition

Rethinking Senior Centers to Attract Baby Boomers

Posted by Mary McAleer on Jan 16, 2019 11:39:00 AM

 

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

Like all forms of activity, socialization becomes increasingly more important as we age. From stress levels and self-esteem to fitness and overall health, an active social life directly affects an older adults’ mental, physical, and emotional state, making it key to a longer life. But what’s more, are the cognitive benefits. Consistent social interactions and positive relationships don’t just keep seniors stimulated, they keep them mentally sharp and intellectually engaged, helping to prevent declines in memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and various forms of dementia.

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Topics: Senior Nutrition

Eating Well Can Help Reduce Fall Risks

Posted by Yvette Plaza on Jan 9, 2019 10:22:00 AM

Most caregivers and healthcare professionals know how dangerous, and frequent falls are for older adults.  As we age, our bodies react differently, and a  fall can be life-threatening. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Falls can lead to severe injuries and a rapid decline in health. As aging increases, the chances of falling also increases. One out of three people over 65 years old and one out of two people over 85 years old, experience a fall every year.  Falls are caused by many factors such as mobility problems, poor vision or hearing, conditions in the home, and malnutrition. 

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Topics: Senior Nutrition

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