Aging

Welcome back to this special series featuring the stories of the Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes as they pursue their fitness goals in 2022. You can find all of our Sponsored Athletes’ stories here.  Professor Paul “PJ” Gammarano, Sr., 68, is an ice hockey player, cancer survivor, and advocate for older adult athletes. Get to know
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Welcome back to this special series featuring the stories of the Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes as they pursue their fitness goals in 2022. You can find all of our Sponsored Athletes’ stories here.  Carolyn Hartfield, 74, is an Outdoor Adventure Leader, but it wasn’t always that way. Read on to learn about Carolyn’s journey from
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Happy September, and Happy Healthy Aging Month! The next 30 days are devoted to this observation, created by Carolyn Worthington and now in its second decade. Her suggestion: It’s never too late to reinvent yourself, to travel, to try something new, to explore your options. Healthy aging, of course, helps to make that all possible.
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El órgano más grande de nuestro cuerpo, la piel, representa aproximadamente el 16 % del peso corporal total y cubre aproximadamente 22 pies cuadrados. Sin embargo, nuestra piel se encuentra entre las áreas de nuestro cuerpo más maltratadas, especialmente cuando el sol azota en el verano. Recurrimos American Academy of Dermatology, y a Skin Cancer
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In late July, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of global concern. On August 4, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency in the U.S. Those actions, understandably, increased anxiety about the newest health issue. What is it? How widespread? Am I at risk? What to watch for? Is
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The largest organ in our body—the skin—accounts for about 16% of total body weight and covers about 22 square feet. Yet, our skin is among the most abused areas of our body, especially when the sun beats down in summer. We turned to the American Academy of Dermatology, the Skin Cancer Foundation and two respected
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Seniors who experience unsatisfactory treatment in healthcare don’t have to suffer – they can become their own healthcare advocates. Why? Here are a few likely scenarios: Your doctor won’t call (or email) you back. You aren’t on the same page with your new doctor. You aren’t sure about switching to a new doctor.  How could
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Do you have any health questions that you’ve been meaning to research? Nothing you need to call the doctor about, just health info you’d like to know. Relax, we’re on the same page. We rounded up some answers to questions we’ve been puzzling over. Is 5 minutes of meditation enough?   We’ve all heard about
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On the list of “First World problems to worry about,” it’s definitely not number one – but for some kareishuu – it holds a spot near the top. Kareishuu is the Japanese term for — literally “the smell of gaining years.” Most Americans refer to it, sometimes with disgust, anxiety, or a sneer, as “old
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Worried about your memory slipping? Join the crowd. In a recent poll of more than 1,000 adults over 50, it was a common concern.  Nearly half said they popped a pill, such as a vitamin or supplement, to help their memory. Brain health is big business; one report estimated that by 2023, people will spend
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If you are 50 plus, it’s likely you are eligible for a second COVID vaccine booster. Here’s what else to know, according to the CDC, FDA researchers and a top infectious disease specialist. Who can get a second booster? The CDC says adults 50 plus who got their first booster at least four months ago
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Just in time for Older American’s Month, it’s time for a checkup….of our attitudes about aging. With age, it’s easy to focus on the negatives as health issues crop up—and that negativity can become a habit, especially if you have a lot of friends who share these downright depressing memes. However, we found some uplifting
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Wednesday, 4/20, better known to some as ”weed day,” is an annual celebration of recreational marijuana. However, for millions of people, including older adults, marijuana is lauded for its medical benefits. Here, an update. Where is Marijuana Legal? Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia; with recreational use in 18
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Type 2 Diabetes can be managed – and sometimes even “reversed.”  More than 37 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, (learn more about it and its symptoms here)  and most have Type 2. In Type 2, your body doesn’t make enough insulin (the hormone that helps the body use or store the blood sugar
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Mantenerse en forma y saludable con Senior Planet from AARP. Únase a nosotros para clases virtuales en directo de condicionamiento físico, lecturas, y grupos de discusión sobre temas de salud. Aprenda mas aquí! ¿Usted cree que los hábitos saludables importan? Menciona “salud del corazón” y lo más probable es que todo el mundo sabe que
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Posted on March 2, 2022 by Admin An Interview with Atria’s Chief Quality Officer  At Atria Senior Living, everything we do is driven by quality. Our number one goal is to make the best possible life for our residents. To deliver on that promise, we created Quality Enhancement program to ensure every aspect of life
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Want to know more about getting and staying healthy?  There’s a special message for you at the end of this article.  With nearly three-quarters of adults over age 20 either overweight or obese, chances are someone you know (or you) is looking for a weight loss plan. Intermittent fasting (including very low-calorie plans) is not
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Stay fit and healthy with Senior Planet from AARP. Join us for live virtual fitness classes, lectures and discussion groups on health topics. Learn more here! Do you believe healthy habits matter? Mention ”heart health” and chances are great we all know what to do—keep moving, eat right, watch your cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce stress,
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Posted on February 23, 2022 by Admin In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, Atria residents and staff are learning about and trying out a new nutrition and well-being habit every day through March 31. Each day’s recommendation comes from a reputable, trusted source, like the Mayo Clinic. Residents received a worksheet they can
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Posted on January 25, 2022 by Admin Studies suggest that adults ages 65 and older who interact with people beyond their usual circles of family and friends are more likely to stay active and have a positive outlook. Let’s go over some of the many physical, mental, and emotional benefits of socialization for seniors.  How
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Posted on January 25, 2022 by Admin The right amount of discreet care can help older adults participate, grow, and engage in what brings them purpose and joy. Here are a few of the benefits that quality senior care options can provide.   Opportunities for engagement  One of the key benefits of assisted living is the
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Posted on January 14, 2022 by Ellen Coyne The safety and well-being of residents should be the top priority of any senior care community. As such, licensed nurses generally assess each resident’s physical, emotional and functional needs prior to move-in, and then on an as-needed basis following that initial care plan.  Because these assessments often
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Want to have a healthier 2022? Same here!  So, Senior Planet polled our best experts and asked: What’s a smart health move for 2022? They all had solid suggestions. Ditch the Resolutions.  Yes, yes, we know, what’s New Year’s without resolutions….and, a few weeks later, moping about broken resolutions? Forget resolutions, suggests Janet M. Harvey,
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Marley Majcher, better known as the Party Goddess,  plans events big and small, often for celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan (James Bond, Mamma Mia) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, America’s Got Talent). But COVID has thrown her—as well as we everyday hosts and hostesses—a frustrating curveball. The burning seasonal question is: How to host a
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