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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Accessible Ways to Enjoy Springtime

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Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Something New, Tips & Resources

Warm weather is right around the corner - let's enjoy it! Around 2 million seniors in the U.S. never or rarely leave their homes. Not only does this have significant implications for their physical health but it can also impact on their... Continue Reading »

Driveway Safety Tips for Seniors

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Posted on February 28th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

One of the most common causes of injury in senior citizens is due to falls around the home. As we age, it becomes easier and easier to lose our balance. A fall onto a hard surface can cause devastating damage to an aging body, leading to fractures,... Continue Reading »

Safe Sex for Seniors

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Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Safe sex never goes out of style Valentine's Day is right around corner, and while we're all for spreading the love, we want it spread safely. Practicing safe sex is important no matter what your age. With the growth rate of seniors skyrocketing,... Continue Reading »

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Tips and Tools

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Posted on January 29th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

The Days are Getting Longer, but Winter is Still Here The Winter Solstice was on December 21st this year. That means that we're in the half of the year where days are supposed to be getting longer, and we should be able to enjoy more sunshine.... Continue Reading »

Safety Tips for Seniors on Social Media

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Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Seniors are not behind when it comes to using the Internet. In fact, 40 percent of senior citizens have Smartphones and 34 percent of Americans over the age of 65 use Facebook or other social media platforms. Social media is fun! It provides you... Continue Reading »

How to Advocate for Your Advocate

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Posted on January 11th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

We all Need a Little Help from Our Friends We say it all the time; everyone serves as an advocate at one time or another. Whether it’s taking your grandma to an appointment, sitting with a friend who’s waiting on scary test results, or even... Continue Reading »

What Causes Falls in Seniors and How to Prevent Them

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Posted on December 17th, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

 If you have just had an operation and come home from the hospital, you may worry more than usual about falls. If so, you are not alone; falls are actually the top cause of accident in people over the age of 65, and are responsible for numerous... Continue Reading »