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Hamish Lutris

Hamish Lutris – A Behind the Scenes Look

Hamish Lutris is well-known for his mastery of history and the many exceptionally engaging classes he has taught over the years, including the history of flight, WWII, the 1960s and countless others.  One topic, however, has remained elusive and that is the story of Hamish Lutris!  “It’s really a roundabout route, with the addition of …

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CNA Week

Celebrating our Certified Nursing Assistants

June 17-24 is known as National Nursing Assistants Week or National CNA week which started back in 1977 as a way to show appreciate to all the CNA’s for their hard work and dedication to the nursing profession. The certified nursing assistant profession officially began around the time of World War I when there was …

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special diet food

Special Diet Plan or Food Preferences? We’ve Got You Covered!

We continue to learn more about the impact food has on the quality of life and fortunately, the ever growing array of food choices offers countless way to satisfy your palette and nutritional needs.  Building on the expanded dining options are food service purveyors and in communities like Noble Horizons many meals seem more like …

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gardening

Five Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Not only does June bring in the official start of Summer, but it’s the month we celebrate Gardening and  National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! Gardening offers many benefits to people of all ages, but especially for  Seniors. It’s great for both mental and physical health and is a wonderful form of therapy and socialization. …

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aarp

AARP Discounts You Should Take Advantage Of

Are you a card-carrying AARP member? Maybe you are thinking of joining but aren’t sure it’s worth it? You probably know that your AARP membership benefits include discounts on an array of products, experiences and services from home and car insurance to tour packages and home security systems. But you may not realize how many — and …

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osteoporosis

Osteoporosis – A Woman’s Unwanted Friend

Osteoporosis, meaning porous bones in Latin, is a condition that affects more than 53 million people in the USA. Normal, healthy bones have small honeycomb-like spaces inside of them, when the size of the spaces increases and causes the bone to lose strength and density making them weaker and thinner then you suffer from osteoporosis. …

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blood pressure

High Blood Pressure – Everything You Need to Know

This May, we’re talking about High Blood Pressure and everything you need to know!  High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood pressure reaches unhealthy levels as it passes through your blood vessels. The “pressure” is the amount of resistance the blood meets while the heart is pumping. The narrower your arteries are, the …

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stroke awareness

Stroke Awareness – Preventable and Treatable

May is Stoke Awareness Month.  Strokes are the 5th leading cause of disability in America according to the American Stroke Association but they can be prevented and treated once you learn how to control and treat several risk factors.   Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented if you don’t smoke, make healthy …

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Health Care Advocates – a New Realm of Consultative Services for the Elderly

From time to time, we invite guest bloggers to share their wisdom with our Noble community.  The following is written by Art Mulligan of Senior Advocate Services.  Navigating the world of health care is daunting especially when you are considering long-term care options for a loved one.  Health Care Advocates are trusted advisors who help …

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arthritis

Arthritis Awareness – Signs, Treatment, and Lifestyle Changes

Arthritis is a condition caused by inflammation of the joints, but for many, it can be hard to tell the difference between normal aches and pains as we age.  In fact, there are more than 100 different types of arthritis that can affect one or more joints. The symptoms of arthritis can develop over time, …

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