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Heat Exhaustion Prevention

Adults older than 65 are at higher risk of heat exhaustion. Illness, medications, or other factors in older adults may reduce the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. Carrying excess weight can affect your body’s ability to regulate its temperature and cause it to retain more heat. Untreated heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a […]

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Weisgerber’s Picture

Many of us have grown up believing Betsy Ross created and sewed the first American flag in the iteration from which our current flag evolved. This is now widely disputed, but here is how the legend goes. George Washington was a frequent visitor to the home of Mrs. Ross before receiving command of the army. […]

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The Benefits of Walking

Walking is the best wonder drug for senior citizens. The advantages of walking as exercise include alleviating arthritis symptoms, less anxiety, depression, and overall better heart health, among other perks. The National Institute on Aging suggests that regular aerobic activity, such as walking, has health benefits across the board for older Americans. The secret to […]

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Taking Care Of Mental Health During This Time Of Staying-at-home

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, made the order back in March for everyone not employed in essential work to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been nearly a month since that order went into effect, and the positive effects are […]

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The Risks Of Internet Scams

Seniors are becoming more and more tech-savvy. Among adults aged 65 and above, 38% use YouTube, and 46% use Facebook. However, according to FBI.gov, senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit—all of which make them attractive to con artists. Here are some ways […]

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Choosing Hospice Care

At the turn of the 20th century, most deaths in the United States occurred at home. By the 1960s, over 70% of deaths occurred in an institutional setting, reflecting an evolution of medical technology. With the birth of the hospice movement in the 1970s, dying patients had the opportunity to have both death at home […]