February 2017

Aging and Sleep Getting a good night’s sleep can become more difficult as we age. Many adults report that they get less sleep, and have a harder time falling asleep than they did in their younger years. Some report that they’re less satisfied with the quality of their sleep, they wake up one or more…

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January, 2017

A Time for New Beginnings A new year means a fresh start. Making New Year’s resolutions is part of starting the new year for almost half of Americans. Losing weight, getting organized, saving more and enjoying life more fully are usually at the top of our resolution lists. The organization Statistic Brain found that 45…

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December, 2016

Getting Older Relatives to Share their Stories Benefits Everyone Those of us who have lost parents and grandparents know the feeling – wishing you had spent more time learning about your family’s history, your elders’ stories of great joy and sadness, their triumphs and regrets. Holiday visits are a great time to begin the process…

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November, 2016

Gratitude Thanksgiving is a great time to think about what we’re grateful for.  Dr. Robert Emmons of UC Berkeley, one of the leading experts on gratitude, says gratitude is important because it allows us to appreciate the value of the good things in our lives. Being grateful also blocks negative emotions, helps us fight stress…

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October, 2016

Welty Walkers Raise Awareness, Funds to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. It is the sixth leading cause of death among all adults and the fifth leading cause for those aged 65 or older. Three dozen employees of Good…

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September 2016

Exercise Helps Keep Bodies and Minds Healthier  Brain health is a concern of most people over the age of 40. New research shows that maintaining brain health could be as simple as walking, according to a recent survey by AARP. The survey found that people who walk or do other exercise regularly report it’s easier…

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August 2016

Seniors Top Health Concerns People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average. For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions to stay healthy. Here are the 10 most common health concerns for…

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July 2016

Older Adults and Depression Almost everybody feels sad now and then. But someone who has feelings of sadness that last for weeks at a time may be suffering from depression. Depression is a lot more than the blues that most of us experience. It’s a real and treatable mental condition.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control…

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June 2016

What’s your Heart Age? What’s your heart age? The Centers for Disease Control say your heart may be older than you are – and that’s not good. Fully 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their actual age, which means they are at higher risk for heart…

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