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During Our Holiday Visit, We Worried About Mom and Dad!

January 3, 2022 — Organizations and individuals who work with older adults report that January is the month when they receive the most calls from family members who are concerned about an older relative’s well-being. Christmas, Hanukkah and other winter celebrations bring families together from around the country—including those who may not have seen their senior loved ones for... Read More
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Census Figures Show More Older Adults Will Be “Aging Solo”

December 15, 2021 — Figures from the 2020 Census have been released, and they confirm what many experts suspected: More and more older adults have no children, and more are living alone, without a spouse or partner who could assist them if they need care. Census Bureau demographers predict that in the years to come, more and more elders... Read More
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Give the Earth the Gift of Greener Holidays

December 2, 2021 — We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving, we’re in the midst of Hanukkah, and Christmas, Kwanzaa and other winter holidays are soon to follow. For many people these days, the holiday cheer can be somewhat overshadowed by the commercialization and excess that are part of our modern holiday celebrations. Did you know that people in the U.S. throw... Read More
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Managing Diabetes for Happy, Healthy Holidays

November 16, 2021 — The holiday season is upon us! Hanukkah begins on November 28 this year, followed by Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day and other winter celebrations. How will your family be observing these events this year? Some have decided to continue social distancing with a virtual celebration as they did in 2020. Others are taking their vaccine... Read More
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Get an Eye Exam for Better Brain Health

November 1, 2021 — Each year in November, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America sponsors Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. During this observation month, people are urged to get a memory screening to detect any memory problems early on so they can take advantage of treatments at a time when these therapies can do the most good. But when it comes to... Read More
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October 20 Is World Osteoporosis Day

October 15, 2021 — Each year, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) sponsors this global event to call attention to the prevention of osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become weak and fragile, and puts us at higher risk of fractures as we grow older. This year’s theme is “Take Action for Bone Health,” and the IOF urges everyone... Read More
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Keep Medications Away from Grandkids

October 1, 2021 — During the past year and a half, many grandparents were unable to visit with grandchildren. But soon children will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and that is predicted to make intergenerational gatherings a lot safer. This is a good time for grandparents to refresh their knowledge about another important child safety issue. According... Read More
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For Healthy Aging Month, Let’s Bust Some Myths About Older Adults!

September 14, 2021 — During September, we’ve been celebrating Healthy Aging Month. Carolyn Worthington, creator of this observance month, says it’s a great opportunity to focus on the positive aspects of growing older, rather than on the stereotypes. In that spirit, let’s look at some misconceptions that could stand in the way of making the best choices for ourselves... Read More
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September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 1, 2021 — Experts report that depression, stress and anxiety people have been experiencing during the pandemic have led to an increase in suicide attempts. And according to the University of Southern California School of Gerontology, while older adults make up 12% of the population, they account for more than 18% of deaths by suicide. Suicide is more... Read More
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Eight Fall Risks You Might Not Know About

August 16, 2021 — Experts from the University of Michigan recently noted an increase in falls among older adults during the pandemic. This isn’t surprising. It’s been harder to stay in shape when a lot of our usual exercise opportunities have been inaccessible. And when it comes to navigating spaces, experts say we need to stay in practice. This... Read More