Senior woman on porch

Seniors and Anxiety Disorders

May 1, 2021 — These days, it seems like people are worrying a lot more. The ongoing pandemic, of course, is top of mind. Economic uncertainty and political turmoil can also make us fretful. Personal and family problems might add to our cares. But if an older loved one seems to be worrying a lot of the time, it... Read More
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Protect Older Adults from Pyramid Schemes

April 15, 2021 — These days a lot of people are out of work. They may be looking for ways to make money from home, and that puts them at risk of falling for a scam. Older adults, in particular, may be targeted by “get rich quick” schemes—and that, says the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), is a form... Read More
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When It’s Time to Downsize

April 2, 2021 — The kids are grown, and you no longer need all those bedrooms. Every year, the yard seems to need more attention. You’re retired, and you’d like to travel more without worrying about your home. It’s time for a move to a senior living community! Or maybe your care needs have changed, and you’re considering assisted... Read More
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March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 15, 2021 — Colorectal cancer includes cancers that begin in the colon and the rectum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year 140,000 people in the United States get colon cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from the disease. It’s important to be screened for colorectal cancer as your doctor recommends. Screening... Read More
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Help People Say Yes to the COVID-19 Vaccine

March 1, 2021 — Experts from the University of Michigan recently interviewed older adults about the COVID-19 vaccines. About 60% of the seniors they talked to said they would get the vaccine as soon as they could. Another 10% said they would get it—they just didn’t want to be first. Almost 15% said they would not get the vaccine,... Read More
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Why Am I So Tired?

February 15, 2021 — Most of us think of growing older as a time of slowing down. It’s true that many health conditions that become more common with age can sap our energy. Living with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or even the side effects of some medications can make us feel like we’re moving in slo-mo! Managing those health... Read More
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Blood Pressure High? Maybe It’s Time for a Dental Appointment!

February 1, 2021 — In modern medicine, oral health has traditionally been treated as a bit of an afterthought—separate from the bulk of medical specialties, and underfunded compared to other aspects of healthcare. Some Medicare programs partially cover routine dental and periodontal care, but many people are left without coverage—and therefore, oral health care tends to slide to the... Read More
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Resolve to Fight Ageism in 2021

January 15, 2021 — If you’re still working on your New Year’s resolutions, here’s one that is especially important this year! The pandemic drew a lot of attention to the problem of ageism in our culture. Senior rights advocates called out events such as disparaging remarks about COVID-19 “only” being dangerous for seniors, as well as suggestions by some... Read More
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Resolve to Keep Moving

January 1, 2021 — Many people put exercise on their list of New Year’s resolutions—but as we head into 2021, that may be a challenge! Experts report that these days, many people are getting less exercise than normal. Many of our usual activities may be unsafe during the pandemic, and we’re spending more time inside. But we should still... Read More
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Safe Holiday Greetings

December 16, 2020 — We are well into the holiday season now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted a surge of cases of COVID-19 after family gatherings during Thanksgiving, and they are urging people to continue to take precautions during Hanukkah and in upcoming Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s gatherings. Healthcare organizations are doing everything possible... Read More