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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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We live in a culture that loves its pets. Whether you prefer the furry, four-legged variety or the kind with gills and fins, it doesn’t take long for a pet owner to tell you exactly what their beloved animal friend means to them.  Just as you can find measurable benefits to things such as laughing…

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For both older adults and their loved ones, the logistics often involved with getting older, like juggling medication schedules and installing safety equipment, can be a struggle. It’s easy to lose sight of the happy, independent person that someone once was when they were younger and more mobile in that struggle. If the older adult…

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There’s a lot to consider as you age when it comes to your wellbeing. You not only have to be mindful of social wellness, but you should also be aware that physical wellness is at a critical point. At any age, physical activity keeps us feeling and looking our best. Still, when you get older,…

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Long before a baby utters its first word, they have their first laugh. Laughter is a universal language on its own that every age, country, and culture knows and appreciates. But laughter doesn’t just feel good in the moment; there are actually short and long-term health and spiritual benefits of laughter, too.  With National Let’s…

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Every 34 seconds, someone experiences a heart attack. February is American Heart Month, and while you may already know that heart disease is the number one killer in America, were you also aware that heart disease is a major cause of disability, too? 84% percent of those 65 and older die from heart disease. Yes,…

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Music is a powerful thing. Perhaps more than any other human activity, music has the ability to cross cultural boundaries and unify people with its power.  However, music is especially powerful when it comes to the mental and physical well being of seniors. There is even such a thing as music therapy. In this older…

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Bathrooms can be a dangerous hazard for anyone who is aging. Floors are tiled, surfaces are wet, the space is tight, and everything is made of hard materials. It’s no wonder then that 80% of the millions of falls that occur after the age of 65 occur in the bathroom.  January is National Bath Safety…

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