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  • Combining Social and Physical Fitness for Seniors

    May 4, 2018
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    Emotional isolation and physical inactivity are two of the biggest problems facing the growing senior citizen population. Fortunately, there are some way to address both these issues in a single program. It is ironic that in a society where instant communication is the norm, many of us feel very isolated. That’s especially true among seniors,



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  • Food Wonderful Food ……

    March 1, 2016
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    March is National Nutrition Month, so this is as good a time as any to talk about nutrition and aging. What should we be eating as we age? Does it matter? Should we be concerned if we are “a little overweight”? Is it natural for an elder to have less of an appetite? As it



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  • Can hospitalization drive your elder crazy?

    June 25, 2013
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    ​Your parent is admitted to the hospital for a physical complaint. Suddenly he is disoriented, seeing things, combative and paranoid. What happened? Hospital delirium is a widespread condition that affects many elderly patients. For years it was ignored or misdiagnosed as dementia by the medical community. Recent studies, however, have shown that hospital delirium can



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  • Exercise and Our Elders

    June 4, 2013
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    A truly balanced lifestyle is one that combines good nutrition, regular physical activity and a healthy mental outlook. We try our best to maintain this balance through our lives even though for many of us it proves difficult. If we can make the effort, however, the pay off is great. Our mood is better, our



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  • We are What We Eat

    March 14, 2013
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    Our bodies are amazingly efficient machines. They can accommodate all our changing needs as we grow, develop, bear children, and age. We don’t need to think about adjusting hormone levels, healing wounds, increasing energy output or any other automatic processes our bodies perform. But, like any machine, it can only work as well as the



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