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Celebrating Men’s Health Month

Men have unique challenges as we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more men are affected by cardiac health issues as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The following are tips for healthy living at every age.

Talk to your doctor. Every senior should talk to their doctor about their unique health care plan […]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrating Men’s Health Month

Celebrating Dad

Father’s day is an important time to honor the fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers in your family. Planning for activities that are accessible to seniors is essential. Here are some fun ways to celebrate and honor dad.
 

Talk to dad about his abilities and needs. Talk to dad and understand how you can support […]

By |June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrating Dad

Home Safety For Seniors

It is important to ensure that your home is safe and comfortable. There are many aspects to home safety that can often be overlooked. The following are some tips on home safety from the National Safety Council.
 
Fire Safety. Ensure that your home is protected against fire by routinely checking your fire alarms. Avoid […]

By |May 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Home Safety For Seniors

Making Your Home Fall Safe

According to the National Council on Aging, falls is the leading cause of injury and fatality in seniors. Many falls can be prevented by ensuring that your home is fall safe. It is important that seniors and their caregivers recognize their risks of falling and ensure they take steps to prevent falls at home. The […]

By |May 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making Your Home Fall Safe

National Pet Day

Today is National Pet Day! According to the Journal of Current Gerontological Geriatric Research, pet ownership and pet therapy have positive emotional and mental health benefits for seniors. Some studies have demonstrated the positive effect of using animals as a therapeutic treatment of depression. For seniors, owning a pet can help with loneliness and social […]

By |April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Pet Day

National Kidney Month

The National Kidney Association celebrates National Kidney Month this March. Kidney health is an essential part of overall health. The kidneys help regulate your fluid and electrolyte balance and maintain your blood pressure.

According to the National Kidney Association, seniors are at a higher risk for kidney disease because we lose kidney function as we age. […]

By |March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Kidney Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US, and more commonly affects seniors aged 50 and over. It is important to understand your individual risk factors and schedule regular screenings. Talk to your doctor about how you can stay […]

By |March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Choose Heart Healthy Living

Small healthy choices every day can make a big difference in your heart health! According to the American Heart Association, the following are small but important ways that you can promote a healthy heart

Stop smoking. Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular and lung disease. If someone in your home smokes, encourage them to take steps […]

By |February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Choose Heart Healthy Living

Emotional Health for Seniors

This February as we celebrate Heart Health month, we are reminded of the importance of good emotional health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, seniors that are homebound or residents of nursing homes are at an increased risk of depression. Caregivers can help seniors pursue good emotional health with these strategies.

Acknowledge your feelings openly. […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Emotional Health for Seniors

Prevent Fraud that Targets Seniors

During the holidays with extra money being spent, scam artists attempt to commit financial fraud and senior are especially at risk. Understanding what to look for can help seniors be on the lookout and protect themselves. Here are some practical tips.

Remember the red flags of a fraud.  Some of the classic warning signs include:

An […]

By |December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Prevent Fraud that Targets Seniors