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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

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

Help Dad Stay Healthy This Father’s Day – Men’s Health Month

June 4, 2019 — This month is Men’s Health Month, which is an awesome way to celebrate fathers as we prepare for Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16, in case you need a card)! This year take a moment—or a month—to help Dad stay on top of his health so he can enjoy many more Father’s Days. Men can reduce... 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