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Rosh Hashanah 2022

Rosh Hashanah this year is held from September 25-27.   This holiday begins on the first day of Tishrei, and it marks the beginning of the civil year. It also marks the beginning of a 10-day period of soul searching and contemplation that concludes with Yom Kippur. Traditionally, this period of 10 days, the Days…

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National Rehabilitation Month

Rehabilitation is an important part in seniors’ lives. It helps them get back to the way they were before any medical problems set in. A senior with poor mobility and balance may need help getting around, while an older adult with arthritis or who has had a stroke may need physical therapy or other rehabilitation…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In the United States alone, there are more than 16 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Family Caregivers Month, we honor the people who serve as care partners and caregivers by providing tips for those looking to support these families living with the disease. Whether you are seeking to support…

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National Wellness Month

August is Wellness Month.   And yes, every day should be wellness day, but too many of us let self-care and wellness take a back seat in our busy lives.   If you already practice wellness, then maybe you don’t need a reminder. In honor of Wellness Day, here are 15 ways to support your…

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Adult Obesity Might Be Due To Childhood Sugar Cravings

Adult obesity in the United States today is at epidemic levels. Many factors are responsible, such as poor diets, lack of exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle. Specifically, 15% of adults were obese in 1970. By 2016, that percentage increased to  40%.But, some scientists, like Alex Bentley, head of the Department of Anthropology at the University…

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Medicare Coverage, Do You Know What It Does, Does Not Cover?

Medicare coverage, contrary to what many people think, does not cover every health need of senior citizens. While it does pay for many things, nevertheless, it’s your responsibility to brush up on what is and what is not covered by the plan.   The items currently paid by Medicare are hospital care, doctor visits, lab…

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Drinking Can Become A Serious Problem For Seniors

Drinking can sometimes become a serious problem for senior citizens. Whether it’s their struggle with chronic diseases, the loss of their spouse, or moving to a new community, drowning their tears in liquor is going to make their situation worse.   These kinds of changes can cause loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or depression. In fact, depression…

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Vaping Once Considered Safe, Now Causing Severe Respiratory Illness

Vaping, once considered a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, is now causing severe respiratory illness, even death.   Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. These devices include not just e-cigarettes, but also vape pens and advanced personal vaporizers…

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Medicare Advantages Benefits Expanding Again In 2020

An For the second year in a row, Medicare Advantages (MA) plans will increase their benefits, including expanded home meal deliveries, transportation and even some housecleaning. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrators made the announcement a few weeks ago.   Under the new policies, MA plans in 2020 will cover a broad…

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