Falling Doesn’t Have to be Part of the Aging Process

By Peter Kates Is someone in your family at risk for a fall?  Is it you?   More than one in four older adults in the U.S. report falling each year, according to the CDC, which translates to about 36 million falls. One out of five of those

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What Seniors Should Know About Herbal Medicines

A lifelong commitment to healthy living can improve life expectancy and quality of life while reducing a person’s risk for various conditions and diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly, can greatly reduce a person’s risk

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Effective Exercises for Seniors

Losing interest in an exercise regimen is a situation many fitness enthusiasts have confronted at one point or another. Overcoming a stale workout routine can be simple for young athletes, whose bodies can typically handle a wide range of physical activities. That flexibility allows younger athletes the

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Are You in Denial About Your Hearing Loss?

by Annette Pinder “Excuse me, can you say that again?” If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S. affecting more than 40 million people. Despite this, only 30 percent of Americans with hearing loss seek treatment.

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Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe and Active during COVID

Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe and Active during COVID   (BPT) – Seniors are among the most vulnerable demographic groups when it comes to contracting COVID-19. However, SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading community fitness program designed for older adults, finds that many are not getting the exercise

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Facing A Crisis or Slow Decline?

Facing a Crisis or Slow Decline: Planning Can Make a Difference By Laurie Menzes As an elder law and estate-planning attorney, I typically see two types of families — those facing an immediate crisis, and those observing the gradual decline of a loved one. In both situations,

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