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Make Music a Part of Your Healthy Aging Plan

— Music has been described by both scholars and artists as the universal language of humanity. Music is therapeutic, especially when it comes to healthy aging. As research continues to unveil the relationship between music and our minds, it becomes increasingly evident that embracing musical moments is good for our health. Music and brain health Studies... Read More

The People in Your Aging Neighborhood

— As we journey through the various stages of life, our needs, concerns, and health considerations evolve. Aging can bring about unique challenges and require specialized care and support. However, most don’t know about these professionals until we need to interact with them. In the spirit of Sesame Street’s “The People in Your Neighborhood” segment, we... Read More

Make a Plan for Independent Aging

— Everyday is an opportunity to celebrate the vitality and resilience of older adults. Aging is life—everybody’s doing it! Most older adults want to maintain their independence for as long as possible. The best way to achieve that is to plan ahead and be proactive. There are many strategies and tips that can help older adults... Read More

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

— It may be easy to overlook vision health, especially if you’re not having any problems with your eyesight. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month which serves as an important reminder, particularly for older adults, to prioritize eye health. Glaucoma, often termed the “silent thief of sight,” can start “stealing” your vision without causing any noticeable symptoms.... Read More

Making Healthier Super Bowl Snacks

— The Super Bowl, an event synonymous with indulgent snacking, doesn’t have to be a nutritional free-for-all. It can be easy to make healthier food choices during the big game without sacrificing flavor or fun. In fact, it’s an opportunity to get creative with nutrient-rich alternatives that elevate your game day grub. Let’s explore some smart... Read More

After the Holidays—Do Your Parents Need Help?

— After the holidays, many of us return to our daily routines after spending quality time with family. During these reunions—and reflecting on them—we may recognize changes in our parents. And, while it’s normal for people to evolve over time, sometimes changes indicate a need for additional help. So, what should you consider in deciding if... Read More

Dementia Caregiving? There’s an App for That!

— Taking care of someone with dementia is a big job. Depending on the stage of dementia and a loved one’s abilities, dementia caregiving can involve a wide-ranging set of challenges for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Thankfully, technology is catching up to the unique needs of people with dementia and their caregivers.... Read More

Avoid Package Scams

— With the holidays approaching, many of us are making plans to send gifts or homemade baked goods to far-away friends and family. After all, nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a package from a loved one. But the United States Postal Service warns that scammers are also busy this time of year, targeting both... Read More

Non-Gift Ideas for Older Adults

— If you’ve ever asked your loved ones what gifts they’d like, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of, “You don’t need to get me anything at all.” This can make the gift-giving process a little more challenging, especially if you’re trying to find the perfect gift for the older adults in your life. They... Read More

Understanding and Improving Indoor Air Quality

— When it comes to our well-being, we often focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. However, there’s one vital aspect of our health that often went overlooked prior to the COVID-19 pandemic: indoor air quality (IAQ). As we enter fall and winter, when viruses are known to spread more in our communities,... Read More

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