Archives for September 2015

Combating Inflammation

Reducing Inflammation From Arthritis & Other Inflammatory Diseases If you suffer from arthritis or inflammation from any other health issues you may be surprised to find that you could be causing more inflammation by eating the wrong foods. Diet plays a big part in your health and, especially in this case, can be a large

Why Are Flu Shots So Important?

Flu season is upon us and it is extremely important that seniors and those with certain health issues get vaccinated as soon as possible. FAQ’s About Flu Shots When Can I Get The Flu Shot? Get your flu shot now – Flu shots can be given generally from September through the entire winter. The sooner

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Each year the National Council on Aging uses the beginning of the fall season (September 23rd this year) to remind us that there are ways you can prevent falls; living life “falls free.” The 2015 theme for Falls Free is Take a Stand to Prevent Falls. Why Falls Free Living is Important Every year 1

Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

September 7-13 is National Suicide Awareness Week and with suicide among seniors increasing consistently, it’s important to address the problem of suicide in the elderly. Suicide in the elderly make up over 18% of total suicides. Signs that Suicide May Be In Someone’s Thoughts While not every person will show signs that can cause a

Chronic Loneliness

You may have never heard the term chronic loneliness but it’s a very real problem for those who live alone, especially the elderly. Recent studies have determined that there is a correlation between chronic loneliness and health issues, including premature death. What is Chronic Loneliness? Chronic loneliness, while somewhat self explanatory, isn’t simply the fact

Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month; a time to understand and take action to help those who experience chronic pain. Unfortunately pain is all too often more common as we age. The ACPA offers this resourceful brochure for dealing with pain as you age. Types of Pain Not everyone experiences the same types of pain. The

Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month so we’d like to share some ways to help you feel your best. Healthy aging month is designed to help people 45 and over take charge; aging with the healthiest body possible (physical health), the brightest & healthiest mind (mental health), being socially active and financially healthy as you age.