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Patient Power

May 16, 2024 — We all know how important healthcare appointments are to our ongoing wellbeing. We also know how hectic the day is for our medical providers; the average amount of time doctors spend with patients is under 19 minutes. In this rapid healthcare environment, how can you get the care you need? Two words: patient advocacy. At... Read More

The Concerns of Solo Aging

May 2, 2024 — Aging alone is a reality for a significant portion of the older population, with unique benefits and challenges that can impact one’s emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. While living alone offers independence and the freedom to pursue one’s own lifestyle, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation, and increased vulnerability to health issues.... Read More

Talking to Kids About Dementia

April 15, 2024 — When a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia, it can be a welcome answer to years of questions. But it’s also the start of a new journey for families with lots of unknown variables. It’s a hard thing for adults to navigate—but what about kids? Maybe your teenager has noticed grandma’s symptoms, but how... Read More

The Joy of Spring Cleaning

April 1, 2024 — Spring is right around the corner! Flowers are beginning to bloom, the days are getting longer, and it’s peak time for reminders about spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn’t just about dusting shelves and organizing closets—it’s about revitalizing our living spaces and refreshing our minds. And for older adults, spring cleaning can be part of an... Read More

The People in Your Aging Neighborhood

March 4, 2024 — As we journey through the various stages of life, our needs, concerns, and health considerations evolve. Aging can bring about unique challenges and require specialized care and support. However, most don’t know about these professionals until we need to interact with them. In the spirit of Sesame Street’s “The People in Your Neighborhood” segment, we... Read More

The Value of Volunteering in Our Later Years

February 16, 2024 — As we journey through life, the significance of purpose and connection often becomes more evident, particularly in our senior years. Volunteering emerges as a beacon of opportunity for older adults, offering a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond the act of giving back. This selfless act enriches not just the lives of others, but... Read More

Making Healthier Super Bowl Snacks

February 4, 2024 — The Super Bowl, an event synonymous with indulgent snacking, doesn’t have to be a nutritional free-for-all. It can be easy to make healthier food choices during the big game without sacrificing flavor or fun. In fact, it’s an opportunity to get creative with nutrient-rich alternatives that elevate your game day grub. Let’s explore some smart... Read More

Dementia Caregiving? There’s an App for That!

January 16, 2024 — Taking care of someone with dementia is a big job. Depending on the stage of dementia and a loved one’s abilities, dementia caregiving can involve a wide-ranging set of challenges for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Thankfully, technology is catching up to the unique needs of people with dementia and their caregivers.... Read More

Adaptive Devices Ease Arthritis Symptoms

January 2, 2024 — As many as one in five adults in the United States have a diagnosed form of arthritis, a type of inflammation that causes joint pain. Arthritis can make everyday tasks challenging because it causes pain and stiffness in the joints. However, there are many tools designed to help people with arthritis to do everyday things... Read More

Avoid Package Scams

December 1, 2023 — With the holidays approaching, many of us are making plans to send gifts or homemade baked goods to far-away friends and family. After all, nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a package from a loved one. But the United States Postal Service warns that scammers are also busy this time of year, targeting both... Read More