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Winter Wonderland Safety Tips

— Walking through a winter wonderland is beautiful, but cold weather can be dangerous, especially for seniors. From frigid temperatures to isolation, cold weather hazards are real and common. Here are four ways to be safe during the big chill season. Stay warm. Older adults can lose body heat faster and be less aware of being cold... Read More

Talk Turkey About End-Of-Life Plans

— The holiday season is upon us! We gather to cheer for our football team, dive into our favorite foods, find bargains for our gift lists and spend extra time with our loved ones. It’s also the perfect time to share our advance care planning decisions and end-of-life preferences. Why? Because everyone around the table will... Read More

Gratitude Is Good for Your Health

— Thanksgiving is a time when we show appreciation for our blessings and celebrate the bounties of delicious food with loved ones. Science suggests that it would be good for our mental and physical health to extend this practice of thankfulness throughout the year! After dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for more than two years, we... Read More

How to Cope with the End of Daylight Saving Time

— It’s a fall ritual that follows Halloween every year. On the first Sunday of November we “fall back” into standard time by setting our clocks back one hour. This gives us back the hour of sleep we lost in the spring when we “sprang forward” to preserve evening sunshine. An extra hour of sleep—sounds great,... Read More

A Queen’s Guide to Smart Aging

— It’s hard not to admire Queen Elizabeth’s poise and resiliency during her 70-year reign. Not only was she one of the most famous seniors of our time, but she was also a poster child for Smart Aging™. As older adults, we can learn a thing – or two or three – from the queen’s daily... Read More

The Gift of Getting Older

— “It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old.” — Jules Renard Conversation topics center on the weather or latest ailments. Getting up elicits grunts and groans. Birthday cards poke fun about impending death. Dinner after 6 p.m. seems tiring. Face it: you are getting older. While the adage that age is just... Read More

Meditation for Health: 7 Scientific Takeaways

— What do the Beatles, Oprah, and Stephen Curry all have in common? Meditation. All found meditation beneficial and helped make it mainstream. Today, meditation is popular, with over 14% of Americans practicing some type of meditation. In 2017, more than 5% of children aged 4 to 17 years were participating in mediation, with some schools... Read More

Dealing with Seasonal Depression

— The weather is beginning to change. Leaves are falling and pumpkin spice season is just around the corner. Fall is in the air! Many people enjoy the changing of the seasons as summer ends. But for others, the impending season change brings about emotional changes. Some seasonal changes are normal for humans living away from... Read More

Eating Well, Aging Well

— Eating for Health and Wellness at Any Age We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” No matter your age, a nutritious diet is essential to maintaining energy and a healthy weight. It can even help prevent chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Early research... Read More

Protecting Seniors During Natural Disasters

— Natural disasters are devastating. They cost lives. They cost communities. They cost money. But they are particularly deadly for seniors. Gustavo E. Flores, M.D., a member of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Emergency Cardiovascular Care committee, explains, “During and after a storm, many people experience extreme stress and trauma, which research shows can lead to... Read More
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