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NEWS FROM SHINE FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

Need Help with your Medicare Plan Comparisons for Open Enrollment?? It’s that time of year again!  If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you should be mailed an information package by the end of September.  It is important to understand and save

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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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Stretching Exercises

12 Easy and Gentle Seated Stretching Exercises for Seniors in 4 Minutes

Article & Image from DailyCaring.com Chair exercises like stretching are perfect for seniors because they can be adapted for physical limitations, minimize the risk of injury due to falls, and still give health benefits. Stretching helps ease joint pain and muscle aches and also improves mobility, flexibility, coordination, and circulation.

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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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