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Are you 50?

Are You 50?

Time to get tested and prevent colorectal cancer (BPT) – When she was 55 years old, Valerie B. made a promise to a total stranger. It may have saved her life. “I was sitting in the doctor’s office for a mammogram,” the Atlanta woman says. “There was

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May is Mental Health Month: Help Reduce Stigma

May is Mental Health Month: Help Reduce Stigma

By Dr. Mark Fry, Ph.D, PEAS Psychologist Stigma is when someone views you in a negative way because you have a distinguishing characteristic or personality trait that’s thought to be, or actually may be, a disadvantage.  Unfortunately, negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who have a mental

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Tips to Start Thinking About Meditation

Meditation

NO MATTER WHAT! Most people who do not meditate regularly believe that everything else is more important than taking the time to meditate. That simply is not true. Once you have enjoyed the many benefits of a regular (daily) meditation practice, you will find everything else gets

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The Comeback Kid

Jim Graham Hockey

Jim Graham rediscovers his love of the game From early fall to late spring, thick layers of snow and frost blanket the northernmost parts of the world, and outdoor sports become near impossible on Canada’s frozen fields and playgrounds. It’s no wonder, then, that Canadians turn to

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The Time is Now

The Time is Now

At a certain time in life, many older adults believe it is too late to start an exercise program, and especially if they have not been active in their younger years. The thought pattern may be that this is now the time to take it easy and

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Aging With Choices

Aging With Choices - Loneliness, Depression

with Melanie Richardson, Senior Resource Specialist My grandmother Georgia had a neighbor named Nadia who we rarely ever saw outside of her home, except when she would schlep out in her housecoat in the middle of the day to collect her mail.  Grandma used to say that Nadia

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Eat Healthy

The Mediterranean Diet and Aging By Wendy VanHatten Perhaps you’ve read about the Mediterranean Diet, one rich in fruits and veggies, beans, nuts, olive oil, and whole grains. Research has shown eating this was has many health benefits, like helping protect against bone loss and decreasing the likelihood

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Falls Are Preventable

Falls are preventable

Were you aware that 19,000 seniors will fall within the next 12 months without any form of intervention? Of those, 40% will be hospitalized and 50% will pass away from complications due to the fall, usually due to traumatic brain injury. It doesn’t have to be that

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4 Solid Reasons You Need to Complete a Hearing Test

Hearing Test

By Fred Bernstein  –  Presented by Cynthia M. Peffers, ACA, BC-HIS Hearing is one of those things that many people end up taking for granted. That’s because most people don’t think it can happen to them. After all, what can cause damage to your ears anyways? Therein lies the

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Can the Veteran Administration (“The VA”) Help Me Pay for Care in My Home?

By Robert Nations, Senior Helpers North Bay Can the VA Help Me Pay for Care in My Home?   The answer is YES.    The VA offers many programs for veterans.  Here is an overview of two programs; Compensation and Pensions. Disability Compensation — This is a

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