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Food Is Medicine for Older Adults

Nutrition plays a crucial role in the health and well-being of older adults. As people age, their nutritional needs may change due to decreased appetite, changes in metabolism, and health conditions. Consuming a well-balanced diet rich in nutrients is essential for maintaining good health and preventing chronic diseases commonly associated with aging. Here are some […]

10 Easy Tips to Safe This Winter!

Winter weather is here! Extreme weather conditions like snow, ice, and heavy rain make winter challenging, especially for seniors and their caregivers. Winter storms make traveling difficult, and many businesses close temporarily. To make winter storms less stressful, we’ve created a list of 10 ways caregivers can prepare aging adults for winter weather.  1. Keep […]

New Year, New You! Tips For a Healthier 2024!

As the calendar flips to a new year, it’s the perfect time to embark on a journey of self-improvement and well-being. One of the most impactful ways to kickstart this journey is by adopting a positive attitude and cultivating healthy eating habits. Let’s explore the connection between a positive mindset and nourishing your body with […]

10 Tips to Make Holiday Meals Easier!

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and delicious meals shared with loved ones. However, the prospect of preparing a festive feast can often lead to stress and anxiety. This year, let’s focus on making holiday meals less stressful so you can savor the season. Here are some tips to help you navigate […]

Navigating the Holiday Grocery Aisle: Tips to Shop Smart and Stay Healthy!

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and delicious meals shared with loved ones. Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial for all adults, especially during this festive time. Navigating the crowded grocery store aisles filled with tempting treats can be challenging, but with some planning and knowledge, families can make nutritious choices that […]

Practicing Gratitude May Improve Health!

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we express gratitude for all the good things in our lives. But did you know that there is scientific proof that maintaining an attitude of gratitude all year long can be beneficial to your health? According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, expressing thanks may improve physical and mental health. […]

What You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage Star Ratings

Navigating the complex landscape of healthcare options can be overwhelming, especially when choosing the right Medicare Advantage plan. One tool that can help is the Medicare Advantage Star Rating system. These ratings offer valuable insights into the quality of care and services different plans provide. Below, we’ll break down what Medicare Advantage Star Ratings mean […]

It’s Time To Choose Your Medicare Options for 2024!

It’s time for Medicare beneficiaries to choose their options for 2024. The Annual Open Enrollment period is October 15 – December 7. As Americans approach 65, a crucial decision is how to manage their healthcare coverage. Traditionally, Original Medicare has been the go-to option for many older adults, but Medicare Advantage plans have been gaining […]

Fall Prevention Week Is Sept. 18 – 23

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) dedicated the week of September 18 – 23 as National Fall Prevention Week. This week is to raise awareness of fall prevention for older adults. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement. Although one in four adults over 65 years of age will experience a fall, various techniques and actions exist […]

Senior Centers Offer Fun, Food, & Friendship

When people think about senior centers, bingo and bridge may come to mind. Today, senior centers may offer those activities, plus so much more! Senior centers provide a vibrant community of older adults of all backgrounds and interests. Over 1 million older adults visit one or more of the nation’s 11,000 senior centers yearly. The […]

Nutrition Is Essential After Hospitalization

The risk of malnutrition often occurs even before hospital admission. More than one-third of patients are malnourished when they enter the hospital. Unsurprisingly, malnutrition can negatively affect clinical outcomes and increase costs. Signs of Malnutrition Older adults who are malnourished face several risks: Malnutrition is a significant concern for older adults, and it can further exacerbate health conditions and delay recovery. […]

Tips To Ease Loneliness For Older Adults

Loneliness can be a significant issue for older adults, but there are various ways to help them cope and improve their well-being. Whether you are worried about your parents or other loved ones, you can help by lending a sympathetic ear and spending time with them. Here are some tips you can suggest supporting older […]