25 02, 2021

Help Seniors Protect Themselves From Scams

By |2021-02-26T17:38:23-07:00February 25th, 2021|

The Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors (And How to Avoid Them) Seniors are often targeted by con artists. Scams are most often conducted through the phone, mail, or internet. The FBI, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Justice Department, and many local law enforcement groups have all made statements about seniors being [...]

23 11, 2020

Seasonal Affective Disorder or Just the Winter Blues?

By |2020-11-23T17:07:54-07:00November 23rd, 2020|

Is that miserable feeling simply a case of the winter blues or could it be something more serious? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an actual disorder that results in a seasonal depression due to a lack of daylight exposure that throws off one’s biological clock (or circadian rhythms). It can cause a drop in serotonin, [...]

30 10, 2020

5 Ways To Share Holiday Cheer with Your Senior Loved Ones During COVID

By |2020-10-30T10:25:36-07:00October 30th, 2020|

Visiting senior loved ones may not be an option this holiday season and this is an emotionally difficult situation for all involved. How can you celebrate and boost your loved ones’ spirits while separated? Try these creative connectors to maintain family ties through the holidays and beyond. 1. Postmark your [...]

28 09, 2020

8 Autumn Health and Home Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2020-09-28T17:28:32-07:00September 28th, 2020|

Regions around the country are starting to experience their first tastes of the cooler temperatures and shorter days fall has in store for them. Don’t miss this quick essential checklist for seniors looking to safeguard their health and safety this season. Get the Flu Vaccine Last year’s flu was a brutal one killing upwards [...]

31 07, 2020

Managing Asthma During Summer

By |2020-07-31T11:18:46-07:00July 31st, 2020|

Asthma affects an estimated one in 12 Americans. It is a chronic lung disease where the airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus making it tough to breath. Other common symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. While asthma has no cure, it can be effectively managed. Working closely with an asthma specialist [...]

28 06, 2020

During July – Heat Awareness Matters

By |2020-06-30T15:19:40-07:00June 28th, 2020|

Due to the heat, July can be a particularly difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Here are some things to consider: • Drink lots of cool water even when you’re not thirsty. You can dilute water with [...]

29 05, 2020

June is Cataract Awareness

By |2020-05-29T12:21:08-07:00May 29th, 2020|

PROTECT YOUR EYES AGAINST UV RAYS UV damage to the eyes can be immediate and cumulative. When it comes to protecting yourself against the sun’s rays, it doesn’t end with covering your body with suntan lotion. You need to take care of your eyes, just as you would the rest of your body. UV [...]

31 01, 2020

February is Heart Awareness Month

By |2020-01-31T12:32:29-07:00January 31st, 2020|

Now is a good time to become educated on ways to prevent heart disease. While great strides have been made over the years, the bad news is that heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. [...]

30 12, 2019

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By |2019-12-30T11:07:34-07:00December 30th, 2019|

There are more than three million people in the United States with glaucoma. The eye disease, the number two cause for blindness in this country, is known as “the sneak thief of sight,” as there are virtually no symptoms. Once vision is lost, the loss is permanent. Although glaucoma primarily affects the middle-aged and [...]

22 12, 2019

Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

By |2019-12-01T17:19:54-07:00December 22nd, 2019|

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or sadness or perhaps limited interest in the [...]

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