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Do Your Homework to Prevent Falls at Home

June 2, 2020 — Most of us are spending a lot more time at home than usual these days, and that’s leading to lots of projects like decluttering and deep cleaning. Another project to consider—one that will help keep you healthy—is to make small tweaks that can prevent falls in the home.  “While common perception is that falls only... Read More

Ordering Takeout or Delivery During COVID-19? Play It Safe.

May 12, 2020 — Not wanting to risk exposure to the coronavirus at a public grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are opting to have groceries, prepared foods, and meal kits delivered to their homes. And though restaurants are closed, many still deliver. People are wondering if this is safe. Your main risk of contact with the... Read More

Scam Alert: Con Artists Prey on COVID-19 Fears

April 6, 2020 — From natural disasters to world disturbances, any time there is big news that worries people, con artists are quick to capitalize on our fears and concerns. We haven’t seen a more concerning current event than the COVID-19 pandemic in many years—and no sooner did the word “coronavirus” appear in the headlines than fraudsters unleashed their... Read More

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

March 4, 2020 — These days, it’s hard not to hear something about nutrition—how dairy may not be as healthy as we think, or supplements may not be so great, or how no one is getting enough fiber. For older adults especially, it can be hard to know for sure what foods are good for you and which you... Read More

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October 7, 2019 — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As we age, it’s especially important (for both women and men) to keep breast health in mind. Check out this infographic we crafted to help you learn more about breast cancer, its symptoms, and treatment options! Be sure to share with your friends and family!  

August: National Immunization Awareness Month

August 6, 2019 — As we prepare for a new school year, you may hear a lot of buzz about immunizations; but don’t forget that older adults also need vaccines! You may need to boost childhood vaccines that have worn off over time, or you might be at a higher risk of serious complications and even death from preventable... Read More

It’s UV Safety Month!

July 2, 2019 — Summer is once again upon us, and in July, we’re joining the American Cancer Society in reminding our families and friends to stay safe in the sun! Protecting your skin is essential in preventing both blistering sunburns (ouch) and, of course, skin cancer—the most common cancer in the US. The first step? Sunscreen! You might... Read More

May is Older Americans Month

May 6, 2019 — According to the Administration for Community Living, when Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million Americans had reached age 65. One-third of Americans who were 65 or older were living in poverty. In April of that year, President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens designated May... Read More

March is National Nutrition Month!

March 4, 2019 — As we grow older, our body changes the ways it uses the food we eat. We’re more likely to be less active as we age, which means we don’t need as many calories to stay at a healthy weight—but our nutrient needs remain the same. On the other hand, older adults who are underweight face... Read More