Have you gotten the Pneumonia vaccine?

We need to talk about Pneumonia. There are 674,000 Americans that end up in the emergency room every year with Pneumonia. Spread by person-person contact, Pneumonia is a lung infection that starts as a bacterium that causes pneumococcal disease. This can also cause blood infections and meningitis. Higher risk patients include: Those who are 65 …

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September is Healthy Aging Month

Staying healthy is an important part of getting older. Please make sure you talk to your doctor before you make any changes in diet or exercise. I like to move it, move it Get out there and exercise. Either by taking classes at the local gym or senior center, or even taking your dog out …

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The Benefits of Being Fit

Staying active can be hard, but can keep you feeling and looking your best at every stage of life. Being active can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, reduce pain associated with arthritis, and heart disease. By improving your endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength you are increasing your chances of staying healthier longer. Please make sure …

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The Benefits of Having a Pet

There are many benefits to owning a pet as you get older. When you live alone you may become depressed or anxious. Pets can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and increase your physical activity and social interaction. One of the best parts about pets is that they can help lessen loneliness. Some of the …

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Love Yourself, Love Your Heart

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? Do not become a statistic. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss whether or not you are at risk for heart disease. In addition to speaking with your doctor there are a few things you can do to …

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6 Healthy Food Tips for Seniors

Here are 6 tips to help fit your dietary needs as you get older for both your body and your budget. Important Nutrients Eating a variety of foods helps you get all the nutrients you need. Making your plate look as colorful as possible is always the best choice. Healthy meals should include: Lean protein …

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Sometimes it’s okay to quit

I know that trying to quit smoking is extremely difficult. I’ve been there myself, recently in fact. I am proud to say that after 20+ years smoking, I am now a non-smoker going on 5 months. I am not going to lie, it was a hard road, but not impossible. I would like to share …

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Ahh-Chooo! Oh no, it’s the flu.

It’s flu season. The sneezing, coughing, and body aches that keep us in bed days at a time. Living off of whatever home cooked food gives you comfort and possibly watching TV for hours on end. Here are five simple ways to try and have yourself feeling better in no time. Drink plenty of fluids. …

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