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Seniors Aren’t the Only Ones at Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness

— At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was much publicity about older adults being at highest risk of the serious effects of the disease—hospitalization, needing ventilator care, and death. Then, as some areas of the country loosened social distancing requirements, seniors were urged to continue to stay home. But many younger adults seemed to... Read More

Talking About Walking During COVID-19

— Many of us have felt cooped up during the past few months, spending most of our time indoors as we’ve been practicing social distancing. But we need to get out into the fresh air and sunshine for our physical and emotional health. Is it safe to go for a walk today? It is! Public health... Read More

This Year’s Father’s Day Call Is More Important Than Ever!

— June is Men’s Health Month. This is a great time to remind Dad and Grandpa about ways they can protect their health—perhaps during Father’s Day festivities. 2020 will be a little different. For many families, traditional Father’s Day visits have been postponed or are taking place as virtual visits on Zoom and FaceTime. Especially if... Read More

June 2020 Is Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Awareness Month

— Every year, the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) sponsors this event to remind us of steps we can take to protect our memory and to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This year, following basic brain care advice might be a bit more challenging! But this is no time to neglect our... Read More

Social Distancing Lures More Seniors Across the Digital Divide

— To find a paradox in senior well-being, we need look no further than today! We know that staying socially connected is vital for the mental health of seniors. And yet, social distancing is the key ingredient to help them avoid the coronavirus. Not long after social distancing began, we quickly saw news articles about older... Read More

4 Ways to Avoid the “Side Effects” of Quarantine

— By now most of us are well aware of steps we can take to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s top of mind for most folks when we think about our health at this time. We wash our hands, use hand sanitizer when we can’t, avoid touching our face,... Read More

Coronavirus Calls Attention to an Epidemic of Ageism

— During May, we have been celebrating Older Americans Month. The theme for 2020 is “Make Your Mark,” encouraging us to recognize the many contributions seniors make to their families, their communities and to the nation. As it happens, 2020 is an especially good time to focus on older Americans, because this year as the coronavirus... Read More

Having Food Delivered During the Pandemic? Play It Safe.

— 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 may still be closed to dine in, many still deliver. People are wondering if this is safe. Your main... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During the Pandemic

— All the emotions, all the time… When we’re experiencing an emotionally distressing time, so often we turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us. A hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee,... Read More

Could Your Loved One Have an Anxiety Disorder?

— These days, it seems like we have a lot to worry about! The coronavirus outbreak, politics, the stock market, all added to our usual worries about health, money, perhaps the problems of other family members … we can all be excused for being fretful. But chronic worrying might be a sign of an anxiety disorder,... Read More
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