National Kidney Month

Kidney diseases are the leading cause of death in the US. For National Kidney Month we are focusing in on one of the most common, yet silent conditions: chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is estimated to effect 37 million US adults, but most cases go undiagnosed. 40% of people with severely reduced kidney…

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American Heart Month

It is American Heart Month! This is an incredibly important and relevant topic for the average American senior because 75% of men and women between the ages of 60-75 suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease. There are many actions you can take to help you and your heart stay healthy while you age. Here…

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Monday Minute: 8 Fitness Lessons Learned from Seniors

As we celebrate the fathers and father-like role models in our lives, we wanted to focus on the wisdom of the ones that come before us. Many people look to the seniors in their life for advice on making money, on relationships, on coping with loss, on faith, and on perseverance through all seasons. But…

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Orange County Commission on Aging

Orange County Commission on Aging Ever wonder if our local government really cares about our senior community? Orange County has found a way to guide seniors on ways to get help, find fulfillment and  give back. The Commission on Aging was established as an advisory board under the Orange County Board of County Commissioners in…

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Let’s Pick Your Brain, for Science!

Let’s Pick Your Brain, for Science! Have you heard about a Brain Bank? I don’t mean a location for the neighborhood zombies to store their dinner. This is a research program dedicated to helping families obtain a definitive diagnosis of whether their loved one truly had Alzheimer’s disease or whether it was something else.  If…

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! Established in 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States and to start the process of improving access to mental health treatment and services and…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness

Did you know that June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?  Well now we all do! World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is…

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought Food for thought, we are what we eat, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, couch potato, variety is the spice of life. Have you ever thought that maybe there is some real enlightenment to these “food expressions”?  In the Brain & Life Magazine for April/May 2020 there is an article…

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