In an earlier blog post, we discussed some ways in which you can manage chronic pain. This is such an important topic, however, that we felt a follow-up blog is appropriate. Chronic pain is generally defined as pain that lasts 3-6 months longer than expected. Unfortunately, older adults tend to suffer from this kind of…

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What’s your first reaction when you hear the word “exercise”?  Does it make you envision long, intensive, sweaty gym sessions where pain is your constant companion? If you are an older adult, your first reaction may be negative, but exercise comes in many forms. You just need to find your version. It may shock you…

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older adult woman driving

You gain wisdom with age, as well as potential health and mobility problems that can affect your ability to drive safely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2018, over 45 million adults age 65 or older had valid driver’s licenses, representing a 60% increase since 2000 for this demographic. If you…

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Senior woman talks to younger woman.

They call them the sandwich generation. They’re the generation of people who find themselves in two very different caregiving roles: Raising their own children while providing care for their aging parents. And as the Baby Boomers continue to age, the largest population that the U.S. has ever seen is becoming the largest population of Senior…

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Woman exercised at AlmaVia of San Rafael

No matter how old you are, we all know that physical activity is the key to remaining strong and healthy. But for older adults, the stakes are higher. Seniors can experience benefits like improved immune and digestive functioning, better bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer. Besides that,…

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elder abuse signs and types. Photo credit www.unsplash.com

Elder abuse is becoming an ever-increasing public health problem, particularly as older populations continue to increase. According to the World Health Organization, “ Elder abuse is an important public health problem…15.7% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to some form of abuse. However, this is likely to be an underestimation, as only…

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The month of June is Pride Month across America. We are honored to recognize the thousands of people in the LGBTQ community, especially our seniors, who have worked tirelessly to gain rights, change laws, and increase social acceptance. Every person deserves to grow older with dignity; this is especially true for LGBTQ seniors who have…

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The list of things that change as a person ages is a lengthy one, but right at the top of the list are the changes that affect your physical and mental wellbeing.  However, there are nutritional habits you can easily implement that will help slow and improve some of these changes that cause nutrient deficiencies…

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