Tai_Chi for Balance

Try Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention

Article & Image from nextavenue  |  by Debbie Miller  |  Posted July 9, 2018 The ancient practice targets physical and cognitive fundamentals Patricia Bethke Bing, 75, a retired community organizer in Knoxville, Tenn., has been practicing Tai chi for approximately 20 years. She practices three days a week, for 40 […]

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OAATURNS53

Older Americans Act Turns 53 !

On July 14, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law. Over the past 50 years, the Act has helped millions of seniors live, thrive and participate in the community.  The Act supports a range of programs such as, meals-on-wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, […]

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Blood Drive

West Boylston Community Blood Drive – Critical Need!

Sponsored by: Oakdale Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center 76 North Main Street West Boylston, MA 01583 Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2pm – 7pm Please help prevent a summer blood shortage. DONATE BLOOD! Schedule your blood donation appointment today. #MissingType  |  redcrossblood.org/missingtypes  |  1-800-RED CROSS Click Here to Download Flyer….

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In Good Company

In Good Company – YOUR MISSION: Propose an idea to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase engagement in older populations

OPTIMAL AGING  – Submit Entries by September 28, 2018 THE NEED— As demographics are changing around the world and people are living longer than ever before—the rapidly expanding 60-plus population are experiencing a new set of challenges: searching for purpose and meaningful engagement as they leave life-long careers, face changes […]

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Keeping Seniors Cool

10 TIPS TO HELP SENIORS STAY COOL IN HOT WEATHER

Article & Image from:  DailyCaring.com Seniors are at risk for heat stroke during hot weather Older adults need to be more careful of overheating and heat stroke because their bodies can’t adjust to high temperatures as well as younger bodies can. Also, seniors are more likely to start out dehydrated. In fact, 40% […]

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Heat Stroke in Seniors

6 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE IN SENIORS

Article & Image from: DailyCaring.com Heat stroke in seniors is deadly In hot weather, heat stroke in seniors is a serious risk. Because older bodies are less sensitive to changes in temperature and can’t adjust as well, seniors might not even notice that they’re overheating – until they become ill. […]

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Medicare Prescription Donut Hole

5 WAYS TO AFFORD PRESCRIPTIONS IN THE MEDICARE DONUT HOLE

Article: From DailyCaring.com |  Posted 7/5/18  | Images from DailyCaring.com Article Prescription medications are a significant cost for most seniors. That’s especially true if they fall into the Medicare Part D coverage gap known as the “donut hole.” That’s when drug costs can skyrocket because they’re not covered. FamilyWize shares 5 expert […]

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Heat Awareness

Heat Awareness Matters!

Due to the heat, July can be a particularly difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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