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Protecting the Financial Well-Being of Older Adults

— June 15 is World Elder Abuse Prevention Day. Each year, senior advocacy groups from around the world take this opportunity to raise awareness of crimes against elders. The World Health Organization says that one in six older people experiences some kind of abuse. It might be physical or psychological—and increasingly, financial abuse of elders is... Read More

Let’s Get Physical!

— The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is addressing common myths about physical therapy during National Physical Therapy Month.   . APTA shares some myths and facts about physical therapy to debunk misperceptions patients people might have about this transforming branch of the medical profession: 1. Myth: I need a physician’s referral to see a physical therapist.... Read More

Falls: Balancing Act for Houston Seniors

— Nearly one in three aging adults fall each years.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults. Many of these injuries are fatal. It’s no wonder so many aging Americans fear falling in their own homes! While not all falls are caused by... 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