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Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs

November 1, 2023 — Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and... Read More

Practicing Mindfulness

October 16, 2023 — You’ve probably heard about practicing mindfulness before but what exactly does it mean? In short, mindfulness means that you’re focusing on being rooted in the present moment. It sounds simple enough. But just like any skill, learning to be mindful takes practice and patience. Purpose of Mindfulness Overall, the idea behind mindfulness is being actively... Read More

Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids

September 1, 2023 — When you think of getting a vaccination shot, do you immediately remember your childhood? It’s not surprising. After all, one of Normal Rockwell’s most famous paintings is a boy waiting in the doctor’s office, looking at the posted medicine license while the practitioner readies a shot. But the truth is: vaccines protect everyone in every... Read More

Heart Healthy Travel Tips

July 14, 2023 — Summer is in full swing and many of us are traveling for leisure or to spend time with family and friends. A getaway is good for our mental and physical health. Travel offers the chance to create lasting memories and forge meaningful connections. But if you or a loved one has a history of heart... Read More

Talk to Dad About Aging Well

June 14, 2023 — Father’s Day is a great time to touch base with your dad and thank him for the hard work, sacrifices, life lessons and other ways he helped in your upbringing. While your relationship may look different now from when you were a kid, dads and adult children can still play meaningful roles in each other’s... Read More

The Importance of Stretching

May 1, 2023 — It’s a stereotype about aging—muscles tighten and we can’t quite move like we used to. Getting older doesn’t mean we are destined to decreasing mobility and range of motion. And one of the most important thing we can do to maintain mobility as we age is stretching! As we age, our muscles, tendons, and ligaments... Read More

Bone Up to Protect Your Bones

April 14, 2023 — Osteoporosis is a quiet disease that impacts the bones, weakening them over time and making fractures more likely. About 50 million people over 50 in the U.S. have low bone mass, although they may not know it until they break a bone. Although many connect fragile bones as a normal part of the aging process,... Read More

The Keys to Safe Driving for Seniors

March 8, 2023 — In 2020, over 48 million U.S. drivers on the road were 65 or older, a jump of 68% in 20 years. This rise in older drivers means that about 17% of all traffic accident fatalities are seniors.  Many factors lead to car accidents for older adults, including typical age-related changes in vision, responsiveness, and reasoning;... Read More

Heart Healthy Habits for Couples

February 17, 2023 — Heart health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, especially as we age. Taking care of our heart can help prevent a range of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. And research shows that for better or worse, 80% of married couples share heart disease and risk factors. So you can help... Read More