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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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  • Older Americans Month

    May 12, 2016
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      You have raised children, navigated your relationship with your spouse or partner and managed your career/job. Now the children are grown, your relationship succeeded or didn’t and you are ready to retire. What’s next? Plenty if you take the time to look around, think about your interests and what you want your next decade



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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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  • What does Heart Health Month mean to those of us with “aging” hearts?

    February 8, 2016
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    Our heart is a fist-sized muscle that pumps blood and fresh oxygen to all parts of our body, then returns the blood to the heart for an oxygen refill. It seems simple but this small organ is vital to keeping us healthy. As we age our heart tends to become a little less efficient, meaning



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  • Flu Season Is Here! What do you need to know??

    September 22, 2015
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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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  • The Miracle of Music

    May 31, 2013
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    I love music! It brings me up if I’m feeling down, soothes me if I’m feeling anxious and, best of all, makes a party even more fun. If I’m cleaning the house, blasting that radio makes the time fly by. If I’m working on a tedious task, music helps me focus. Some songs bring back great



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  • Watch Yourself!

    April 2, 2013
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    Watch yourself! I hung up the phone and whacked my planner shut.  I had just canceled a lunch with my best friend. There were just too many things I had to get done and something had to give somewhere.  I started to move on to the next thing when I decided to stop and pay attention to



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  • Things are Starting to Change

    March 25, 2013
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    Our mother was a really amazing person. She was born early in the century to immigrant parents. She and her older sister were charged, at a very young age, to learn the ”ways of America” so they could help their parents assimilate. This was something communities did to help all the incoming citizens; the children



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