Aging

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Breast Cancer Awareness – The Importance of Mammograms as You Age

Once women reach the age of 40, yearly mammograms, along with a physicals, eye exams, etc. are a part of life.  Getting a mammogram is one of the best ways to detect and diagnose the early stages of breast cancer at a time when it’s most treatable. Some women, however, question the need or benefits …

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Why Yoga Should Be a Part of Your Exercise Routine

It has been said the time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated the entire month of September as National Yoga Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public about the multiple health benefits of yoga, inspiring people to live a healthy lifestyle. …

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Healthy Aging – It’s Never Too Late to Start

We are living longer – thanks to advances in modern medicine.  As we age, it’s more important than ever that we focus on living a healthy lifestyle – from diet, to exercise, to maintaining a healthy mindset and nurturing our minds. September is Healthy Aging Month, which was designated in order to focus national attention on the …

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What Do You Do When Your Parents Need Different Levels of Care

Your parents have spent decades together – building and enjoying a life with each other. They figured out how to overcome challenges, both big and small, making it through a lifetime together. As they age, their need for care may be different, and it can be hard to understand how to help. Despite what may …

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National Eye Exam Month – Tips to Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

August is National Eye Exam Month and there is a lot you can do to help keep your eyes healthy and protect your vision in between your yearly exams. Of course, the first step is getting that exam! Get a dilated eye exam every year. It’s simple and painless and it’s the single best thing …

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The Benefits of Music in Memory Care

When it comes to finding the right Senior Living Community, especially one that includes a Memory Care area, be sure to inquire if and how they incorporate music into the program.  We retain the ability to feel joy – and we often can get that experience from music. Music can help people living with dementia access memories, …

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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Month (NIAM). NIAM is a yearly observance in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages from infants to elderly. The goal of NIAM is to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. If COVID has taught us anything, it’s just …

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Tips for Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

1 in 3 adults in the U.S. serves as a caregiver, meaning they provide support to a loved one in need of assistance. While this is a very important role that can be tremendously rewarding, it’s also important to understand that caregiving can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding.  Caregivers often put their own needs and desires aside while caring …

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UV Awareness Month – The Importance of Sunscreen and Sun Safety

Did you know that as we age, we become less cautious about the effects of the sun on our skin and bodies? Many seniors think that since they haven’t gotten skin cancer yet, they won’t, and that it can take decades to develop.   Mickey Mantle, the famous baseball player, died of cancer at the age of …

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