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Having Food Delivered During the Pandemic? 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

Tips for a Healthier Heart in 2020

February 3, 2020 — With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s more than just love in the air—February is also American Heart Month. This year’s theme is controlling high blood pressure, which is especially common in people who are providing care for older or disabled family members. Fostering a healthy heart is a key factor in a long... Read More

How to Make for a Healthier New Year for Both Seniors and Caregivers

January 2, 2020 — The start of a new year is a natural time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. For both seniors and those who care for them, improving or maintaining their health is often at the top of their list of resolutions. If staying well is on your resolutions list, here are three... Read More

Should I Give Up Driving … Or Get a New Car?

December 5, 2019 — December 2–6, 2019 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week The inability to drive is one of the greatest challenges to senior independence. In some cases, this is simply the best choice. If advanced vision loss, severe mobility challenges or dementia make an elder unsafe behind the wheel, it’s time to learn about alternative transportation methods... Read More

Giving Thanks May Actually Improve Your Health

November 5, 2019 — Every Thanksgiving, the country turns its attention to being thankful. For many, unfortunately, that is the extent of focusing on what they have to be grateful for until next year’s celebration. What would happen if we practiced gratitude more frequently? If we woke up each morning and gave thanks for the opportunity to experience a... 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!  

Working Caregivers Are Having a Tough Time of It

September 5, 2019 — This Labor Day, more workers in the U.S. than ever before are juggling two jobs—their paid work, and caring for a disabled spouse, their parents or other older loved ones. Did we say two jobs? Make that three! According to new research from Baylor University, “A big and overwhelming consequence of America’s aging population is... Read More

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