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The Gift That Gives Back

December 5, 2023 — ‘Tis the season for gifting and giving! Whether it’s a homemade scarf for a close relative or the sought-after toy for a young one, we all spend time finding the perfect present to bring joy to others. But there is one gift you can give that will give you something: volunteering! International Volunteering Day is... Read More

Self-Care Tips for the Caregivers

November 10, 2023 — November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. There are nearly 48 million caregivers in the U.S., and many are caring for more than one person. Unpaid family caregivers provide 36 billion hours of care every year; if paid, that would be valued at $600 billion.... Read More

Talking is the Prescription for Understanding Medicines

October 15, 2023 — For people 65 and older, polypharmacy, or the use of multiple drugs for one or more conditions, is on the rise; in the last 20 years, there was a 200% increase. In many ways, this is good news: More ailments and chronic conditions can be addressed easily with prescribed medications. At the same time, using... Read More

A Legacy To Keep Everyone Safe

September 15, 2023 — Howard Ruff, a financial advisor and writer, once said, “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” That’s a great cue for all of us in September, which is National Preparedness Month. This year’s campaign, called “Ready,” is focused on preparing older adults for disaster. Launched in 2004, National Preparedness Month was created by the... Read More

Celebrating Senior Citizens

August 10, 2023 — No matter what your age, we bet you like a good reason to celebrate. National Senior Citizens Day is Monday, Aug. 21, and it’s a great time to honor the important position seniors hold in our families, communities, and country. Of course, at LifeSource, we think every day is Senior Citizens Day! President Ronald Reagan... Read More

Your Local Park Grows Community

July 10, 2023 — July is Park and Recreation Month, and a great opportunity to revisit all the ways your local parks build strong, vibrant, and resilient communities. It’s also a good time to recognize more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals and the hundreds of thousands of additional workers and volunteers who make sure our local, state,... Read More

Cataract Surgery

June 26, 2023 — Close to 20% of adults over 40 have a cataract in at least one eye; by the time people reach 75, 70% have cataracts. The good news: Cataract surgery can help and is one of the safest procedures. What are cataracts? Simply put, a cataract is the clouding of a lens in the eye. They... Read More

Support Your Bones That Support You

May 24, 2023 — May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and a good reminder to take care of the skeleton that takes care of us. Bones support the body, help with movement, and protect vital organs. They are a strong yet flexible living tissue. But as we grow older, they can become fragile and weak. What is... Read More

Occupational Therapy Can Help You Live More Independently

April 30, 2023 — Occupational Therapy Month is celebrated every April to focus on the meaningful difference occupational therapy can make in people’s lives. There are over 134,000 occupational therapists in the U.S., including our own here at LifeSource. Their services can help with a wide range of recovery and adjustment needs. Here’s a quick primer on what occupational... Read More

Daytime Habits for a Dreamy Nighttime

March 23, 2023 — Is anything more annoying for your sleep schedule than the shift to Daylight Saving Time? Even the happy-sounding reminder “spring forward!” does little to ease the dread and undereye circles. As if that isn’t enough, John Spira, a professor of mental health at Johns Hopkins, notes, “The scientific evidence points to acute increases in adverse... Read More