Senior woman holding digital glucometer and pastry at home. Diabetes diet

Over 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. This is about 9.4 percent of the total population, but in the senior population, that percentage jumps to 25%. This means that one in four people over 65 is living with diabetes. The rate of new diagnoses is also steadily climbing, and type II diabetes, sometimes called…

Join the Chesterfield Council on Aging for a special presentation on the YMCA Aging Strong Program from the program director, Faithea Flowers Foster. The YMCA Aging Strong Program is designed to help older adults improve health outcomes, increase socialization and maintain independent living. The program includes group fitness and activities that promote socialization, cognitive function,…

Senior surgeon

  In a recent episode of New Amsterdam, an aging surgeon experiences problems during a procedure. The next time he heads to the operating room, he finds himself replaced by a younger colleague. With the American Medical Association reporting that about 25 percent of practicing doctors in 2015 were over the age of 65, this…

The natural aging process, illness or injury may challenge our mobility and we can no longer climb stairs, reach high cabinets or safely use our shower or bathtub. We will look at ways to be proactively live safely in our homes using efficient, automated, and safe resources. Presented by Aware Senior Care and Make It…

Spinal tap

My husband, Don, had been experiencing lower back pain and pain in his right leg for quite a while, which was limiting his ability to walk – or even stand – for any length of time. He had tried everything: yoga, physical therapy, steroid injections. He’d even had a revision of an 18-year-old hip replacement…

Religion

Religion certainly adds depth to people’s lives, but can it also add years? A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine in 2016 found that in fact it can. The research, which studied women only,* found that those who attend religious services (most of the participants in the study were Protestant or Catholic) more…

Seasonal Affective Disorder Winter Blues

  The darker, colder months of winter can get you down. The holidays are over, the days are short and dark, and the weather can be miserable. Whether it’s winter-induced SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or simply a case of the “winter blues,” winter can trigger a change in your mental state. Some people – especially…

When you think of yoga, you may have a mental picture of a lithe, young woman bending her body into pretzel-like poses. But according to 54-year-old Don Kendrick, who has replacement hips and back problems, no matter what your age, body health or health, “Every asana can be modified or an alternative found to reap…

Want to Slow Down Aging?  Start With Your Diet We can’t stop the aging process, but we can slow it down by choosing foods that can help delay and minimize the effects of aging! Berries, cherries, pomegranates Rich in antioxidants, research shows these anti-aging gems prevent collagen destruction and inflammatory responses that contribute to wrinkles.…