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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

American Heart Month 2019: Cholesterol and You

February 6, 2019 — It’s February, which means it’s American Heart Month! This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is focusing in on the conversation about cholesterol. In the United States, 1 in 3 adults has high blood cholesterol, which can be a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke—so it’s definitely a conversation worth having... Read More

Top Six Healthy Aging Resolutions for 2019 

January 7, 2019 — Make 2019 the Year of You! Regardless of age, forming healthy habits is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions—and though we may make the promise to ourselves to be healthier in 2019, finding realistic, measurable goals can be a challenge. So we’ve compiled some of our favorite methods for building a happier, healthier... Read More

Responsible Drinking This Holiday Season

December 4, 2018 — One of the best parts about enjoying the holidays as an adult is holiday cocktails! From sparkling champagne on New Year’s, to warm apple cider and bourbon on Christmas, chances are you or your loved ones are going to enjoy a holiday drink. In fact, about 75 percent of Americans consume alcohol, and some studies show... Read More