Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Most of us know that we can take “heart smart” steps to promote cardiac wellness. But sometimes, even the researchers are amazed at what a difference these lifestyle choices can make. The American College of Cardiology recently reported on a new study, this one on a group of over 20,000 healthy Swedish men aged 45–79…. Read More

This Summer, Check Out Your Local Farmer’s Market

Tips from the American Institute for Cancer Research Business is booming for farmers’ markets, with numbers more than doubling in the last 15 years. There are numerous reasons why shoppers are increasingly visiting farmers’ markets. Some people prefer the quality, flavor, and higher nutrient value of freshly picked produce. Others seek variety, bargains, or organic… Read More

Home Care Supports Seniors Who Want to Age in Place

The U.S. Census Bureau reported last year that the percentage of seniors who are living in a nursing home dropped by 20 percent over the last decade. Are seniors just healthier today? The truth is, older adults today need as much care as did previous generations, but more of them are receiving it in assisted… Read More

“Take Care of Your Brain” Wordfind

When it comes to mental sharpness, “use it or lose it” is no cliché! Luckily, many pleasurable activities can help us build new connections in the brain. Puzzles and games challenge our minds, and that provides a mental workout. Take a break and try your hand at this month’s wordfind , which contains 20 words all… Read More

Home Care Supports Seniors Who Want to Age in Place

The U.S. Census Bureau reported last year that the percentage of seniors who are living in a nursing home dropped by 20 percent over the last decade. Are seniors just healthier today? The truth is, older adults today need as much care as did previous generations, but more of them are receiving it in assisted… Read More

Hospitalized Seniors Often Need Surrogate Decision-Makers

Older adults have made countless contributions and sacrifices to ensure a better life for future generations. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. This celebration not only recognizes older Americans, but also demonstrates our nation’s commitment to helping them stay healthy and active. This year,… Read More

Raining? Snowing? That’s No Reason to Skimp on Physical Activity

Mom always told us to get outside for some exercise. But if you’re like many of us in the U.S. these days, freezing cold, snow and ice might make it unsafe—at the least unpleasant—to get our workout in the great outdoors. If it’s too cold, rainy or icy (or in a few months, too hot),… Read More