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Does Volunteering Prevent Brain Drain?

— We know that volunteering is good for the heart.  Did you know that volunteer hours may help individuals show better brain health on their next MRI? Most volunteers say that civic engagement gives them a big mood boost and a sense of accomplishment. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have shown... Read More

Facebook Smile Upside Down? :(

— As more seniors use Facebook to connect, there’s a whole new way of interacting with friends and family.  Mobility challenges, retirement or the loss of spouse and friends may make it harder to be socially active and  social media can help supplement in-person social activity. Seniors are the fastest-growing group to use Facebook, and studies... Read More

15 Caregiver Tips for Stroke Month

— Family caregivers know that coping with caregiving tasks following a stroke can be overwhelming.  The American Stroke Association offers 15 tips to help family members care for their loved ones. It’s better to find out than miss out. Be aware of the medications that have been prescribed to your loved one and their side effects.... Read More

Older Americans Month 2015: “Get Into the Act”

— Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and... Read More
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