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Travel Tips for Americans with Disabilities

For many people with disabilities, traveling can be challenging. As Americans strive to create accessible spaces, there is growing awareness of the need for accommodations to help make travel available to everyone. To plan a vacation this summer, the following are some travel tips to help ensure safe and easy travel for those with disabilities.

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By |July 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Travel Tips for Americans with Disabilities

Fitness for All Ages

Seniors around the United States are preparing for an exciting event that will take place one year from this month. The National Senior Games is a biennial competition for men and women 50 and over; the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors! Seniors will compete as individuals or teams in the following events:

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By |June 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fitness for All Ages

Helpful Hints to Protect Your Brain

According to new research from the American Alzheimer’s Association, there appears to be a strong link between head trauma and an increased future risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  Head trauma can result from a fall, sports injury or other accident. For seniors, falls are a common cause of head trauma. Caregivers can help seniors maintain their […]

By |June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Helpful Hints to Protect Your Brain

National Senior Fitness Day

The national’s largest senior health and wellness event is celebrated May 30th.  The goal of this event is to help older Americans maintain health and fitness. At every ability level, seniors should incorporate exercise into their daily routine.  Exercise has important health benefits at every age. Exercise reduces blood pressure, increases bone density, and promotes […]

By |May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Senior Fitness Day

Healthy Well Being through Pets

According to a 2005 study, owning pets can be good for your health! Pets are a welcomed companion for seniors that provide a meaningful outlet for companionship. The emotional bond between pet owners and their pets can be as strong as a human friendship. Studies have shown that people that are pet owners have better […]

By |May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Healthy Well Being through Pets

Stroke Prevention – Tips to Keep a Healthy Heart

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, the American Stroke Association shares information on Stroke prevention and early identification of Stroke. You may not realize that high blood pressure is the single most modifiable factor in Stroke prevention. It is important to monitor your blood pressure and to understand what your blood pressure reading means. Talk […]

By |May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stroke Prevention – Tips to Keep a Healthy Heart

Expanding Awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

Each year in April people across the country engage in activities to help raise awareness and support a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, over one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease.  Understanding the causes of Parkinson’s disease is an area of emerging medical research. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that […]

By |April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expanding Awareness of Parkinson’s Disease