thanksgiving dinner

Even if you’re a pretty healthy eater the rest of the year, you may ditch the discipline on Thanksgiving Day, proudly piling your plate high with turkey and all the trimmings and eating with absolute abandon. In fact, according to the Calorie Control Council, the average Thanksgiving dinner adds up to about 4,500 calories (that’s…

Frailty Is Not a Synonym for Old Age

When you hear the word, “frail,” you probably envision a very old, very thin person huddled under an afghan in a wheelchair. However, frailty is much more common than you’d think. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, one in 25 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 are frail, with the number rising to one…

senior drive

While you have to be 16 to get a driver’s license, there’s no upper age limit on driving in most states.* But unfortunately, most of us don’t always know our own limitations and may continue driving a little longer than we should. Below are four warning signs that it could be time to relinquish the…

massage

You might think of massage as a pure indulgence, much like getting a pedicure or eating a really decadent slice of cake. But the fact of the matter is that the benefits of massage far exceed simply having your aching muscles rubbed and kneaded into submission for an hour. Check out some of the advantages…

hearing impaired

Around 20 percent of Americans live with some form of hearing impairment, according to statistics published by the Hearing Loss Association of America. Whether you cannot hear at all or you hear sounds in muffled tones, daily life can be challenging in ways you had never imagined. Fortunately, there are a variety of technology gadgets…

rocker granny

Just because you have some grandkids and a few wrinkles doesn’t mean you have to give up your dreams and aspirations … whatever they may be. Just ask Mary Ho. In August, the 81-year-old from Singapore played a mean electric guitar for 25,000-plus spectators at the country’s annual National Day Parade. As a child, Mary…

salt

The older you get, the more important it is to watch the amount of sodium creeping into your diet. We asked Lisa, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Acts Retirement-Life Communities, and Jonathan, the Regional Director Culinary and Nutritional Services for Acts Retirement Life Communities, to share their secrets for maintaining a healthy low-sodium diet.…

prostate cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. Men over the age of 50 are at the highest risk of being affected. Regular screenings and early detection of prostate cancer can significantly increase the likelihood of survival. The…

indiana home care costs

How Much does In Home Care in Indiana Cost? The answer depends on location, type of care, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Indiana localities. Non-Medical In-Home Care in Indiana Home Care Aides provide assistance with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation.…

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