Health and Wellness

Hidden Costs of Aging in Place

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As you plan for the next stage of your life, there’s one big question every person has to consider. Do I want to stay in my home or move? For …

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Who Knew? Life Begins (Again) at 65

By Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News I was convinced I would become an adult when I turned 21. But now, I’m certain that turning 65 was the watershed moment that …

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Dietitian Tips: Pumpkin For Dinner

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A chill is in the air, leaves are slowly changing colors, and pumpkin is in season! Pumpkin is a popular fall flavor that’s everywhere this time of year. You’ll find …

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Dietitian Tips: Mindful Eating

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Mindful eating is a practice of awareness that keeps you in tune with your hungry body. When you pay attention to internal and external hunger triggers throughout your day, your …

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What to do after a fall

Our bodies change with age. Our vision can get fuzzy, our muscles may get weaker, and our steps can get shorter. It’s a normal part of the aging process, no …

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WelTracs: Making Wellness a Priority

Shantel Phipps stays busy on Meth-Wick’s campus. As a Successful Aging Coordinator, she personally developed and now implements the health and wellness program WelTracs. Once a new resident is accepted …

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Important Exercise Habits for Seniors

Regular physical activity can prevent many common health problems faced by older adults, like high blood pressure, poor balance and obesity. If you’re not currently active, get together with your …

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Are you seeing the right doctor?

A routine yearly exam is an integral part of preventive medicine. You can work with your doctor to identify problems before they develop further, which is especially important as you …

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Get Plenty of Sleep so Your Brain Can Take Out the Trash

While you’re powering down at the end of the day, your brain is blasting off like a rocket from the launch pad. Within minutes or sometimes even seconds of falling …

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Wisconsin researchers Americanize an Australian fall prevention program to increase its U.S. reach

Can a program that reduced falls among Australia’s older adults by 31 percent find widespread popularity in the U.S.? Although the Stepping On program was first introduced in North America …

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