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Senior vaccinations are important!

Senior vaccinations are essential. As we age, our bodies’ immune systems become weaker, making us more at risk for health complications due to influenza (flu) and pneumonia. In the United States, an estimated 70 to 85 percent of influenza-related deaths occur among people 65 years and older, and each year more than 18,000 older adults succumb to pneumococcal pneumonia.

Senior education opportunities

Senior education is one of the ways that PSU reflects its motto “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” PSU is a national leader in making its many varied academic resources available to older citizens. In 1973, PSU began offering eligible older adults a chance to attend its classes at no charge alongside registered students.

6 Tips to preventing pneumonia in older adults

Preventing pneumonia in older adults is very important in times like these! Here are 6 tips to prevent your loved one falling ill.

Alzheimer’s Association­­ —We’re here for you day or night

The Alzheimer’s Association serves the estimated 63,000 Oregonians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We offer free early-stage engagement programs, support groups, community education classes and other dementia resources.

Smoothie POWER

Smoothie power-Easy to make smoothies are a terrific way to incorporate needed vegetables, fruits, proteins, vitamins, and minerals into your diet. By using a blender to puree these ingredients, the first part of the digestion process has already been completed, so its easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients.

The need for care

In this country, 10,000 people turn 65 every day. The need for care increases every single day. We are faced with a significant amount of need for care in our families’ futures.

The importance of fitness as we age

There are many great ways that we can accomplish being active in our later years. Exercise is perhaps the best-demonstrated way to maintain good health, fitness, and independence.

Retirement lifestyle: What community is right for you?

Today’s Retirement Communities are more like cruise ships than nursing homes! Retirement lifestyle is full of fun, food, adventure, and entertainment day after day. The funny thing is that it also reflects what doctors’ advise- socializing, good food, rest, exercise, and reducing your stress. Hmmm! Who would have guessed! Many residents’ health indexes improve.

Living a purposeful and meaningful life

For the first time, younger seniors are considering a move earlier in order to afford a retirement with meaning and purpose. A Life Plan Community offers a meaningful life designed to meet this new trend.

What is a Senior Care Advisor?

A quality senior care advisor is going to help avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, as well as maximize your time and money.

Get the best medicare coverage at the best price for YOU

In order to achieve the selection of an optimal plan for you, it is often helpful to seek the services of a licensed broker who specializes in Medicare.

The benefits of in-home care

in-home caregivers can assist with all types of daily living activities, including meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, personal care (showering, toileting, dressing, etc.) and transportation, like to doctor appointments or grocery shopping.

Myth Busters: The Realities of CCRC

Yet many seniors still believe retiring at home is best. Why? A study by Age Wave uncovered five myths that may be misconstruing the perception of CCRCs among the age 50-plus population. Knowing the facts can help you look at CCRCs in a new light.

5 things to look for in a senior living community

Researching the best Senior Living Community for you or a loved can be time consuming. Here are 5 things to keep an eye out for.

Become your best advocate

When it comes to your health, what is your peace of mind worth? It's time to become your best advocate.

Balance and falls

It is estimated that one out of three adults over the age of 65 lose balance and falls each year and less than half of those talk to their healthcare provider about it! Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults in America.

Memory lapses: When to worry about dementia

If you’re concerned about Alzheimer’s or dementia, you might mistake these “senior moments” for signs of mental decline. But there’s good news. Most memory lapses are nothing to worry about.

Grief: 10 Things NOT to say to someone grieving

Grief is when someone close to us dies or begins hospice, it pulls on our heart, distracts our mind, and affects us physically. As a result, we feel fragile, or helpless. Well-intentioned friends try to console us, but struggle with what to say.

How to build a disaster supplies kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Why your Will needs the advice of an attorney

In spite of your best efforts, you may end up with a document that is no more effective than a notarized grocery list. Writing your own Will can be like pulling your own tooth with a pair of pliers rather than going to the dentist.