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Feb
25

Vitamin D and Why Seniors Need It

Vitamin D is sometimes known as the "sunshine vitamin" and it is a vital nutrient in helping our bodies be healthy and strong. We call it the sunshine vitamin because our bodies can't produce it unless our skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is not found in a lot of foods we consume, thus it can be a challenging nutrient to find. While Vitamin D...
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Feb
18

Seniors & How to Prevent Falls

Seniors & How to Prevent Falls One of the greatest areas of concern impacting seniors' safety and independence is falling. As strength, mobility and balance change with age, the elderly population becomes more vulnerable to falls. In fact, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) identifies falls as the number one cause of senior injury ...
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Feb
01

Preventing the 3 Most Common Senior Health Issues

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It's natural that the older we get, the more we are prone to health issues. However, taking the necessary steps toward prevention can help your senior enjoy healthy aging! Here are a few of the most common health issues and ways to avoid them: 1. Heart Disease Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. and is caused by plaque build-...
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Feb
01

5 Ways to Love Your Senior

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It's the season of love, so why not show your mom, dad, or grandparent a little extra appreciation? Some of the greatest gifts you can give aren't the tangible kind. Consider showcasing your affection year round and in the following ways: 1. Listen Let your senior speak! Often, seniors can feel unimportant or feel as though no one understands them....
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Jan
22

Why Oral Health Matters for Seniors

Taking care of your teeth is important at any age. Brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly are tasks we have to perform throughout our lives. This daily ritual is still important no matter how old we get. For older Americans, continuing to care for their mouths, teeth and gums can have a significant effect on their overall health. A he...
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