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13Jun, 2016

Oiling our Joints: How olive oil can help prevent Arthritis and Osteoporosis

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May was host to several Health Observances, including National Mediterranean Diet month, National Arthritis Month, and Osteoporosis Month. While we are little late, seeing as it’s now June, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to shed light on these important topics. Both osteoporosis and arthritis are health issues that affect our skeletal system and the structure of our body and mobility, which becomes increasingly important as our bodies age. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones” or bones that have lost much of their mass. The National Foundation for Osteoporosis explains […]
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30Mar, 2016

Cutting back on diets and food trends: Taking nutritional advice from Grandma

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A family tending to a victory garden during WWII. Read more here. March was National Nutrition Month and nutrition is one of the foundations of good health because, as the age old adage states, we are what we eat! The problem with thinking of food as nutrition is that every time a new study showcases a new nutrient or part of our diet that’s “bad” for us, another whole food gets thrown out. Although some foods do need to be thrown out of the American diet, with all of the […]
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24Feb, 2016

High Blood Pressure: what it is and why its important for seniors

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  The human heart is responsible for pumping blood through our circulatory system and is central in all bodily functions. Perhaps this is why it also holds symbolic importance in representing human emotion; if someone is incredibly passionate or kind, we often say they have “a lot of heart” to express that they are full of emotion. The heart also symbolizes emotional attachment to the people we love. It is Interesting, then, that our obsession with the heart as a symbol of affection has not helped us to take better […]
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7Feb, 2016

“Wholeistic” Health- How Our Bodies Work as a Whole

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  Settling into the new year after the holidays can always be a bit tricky and usually involves a bit of playing catch-up. In case you were as busy as we were last month, here is what you missed in January: January plays host to a number of different National Health Observances that affect senior citizens, such as National Glaucoma Awareness Month, National Thyroid Awareness Month, and Folic Acid awareness month. The events surrounding these observances not only work to inform us about these common health issues often faced by […]
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23Nov, 2015

Stay in Touch: Meet our new blog!

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We are so excited to introduce our new blog! We hope that you will use this as a resource to stay updated on current health and lifestyle issues facing seniors and people with disabilities. We love to hear your feedback and suggestions so if there is ever a subject that you want to learn more about please let us know! Thanksgiving: Thanking your aging loved ones for a healthy tradition. Thanksgiving has always been a cross generational event that involves gathering together with our loved ones and community to put […]
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