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  • Are you Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment?

    Are you Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment?

    Planning for deadlines, 2021 changes and making the best choice for your medical care Medicare’ Open Enrollment, also known as Medicare’s annual election period, takes place annually from October 15 through December 7. During this timeframe, Medicare plan enrollees can reevaluate their coverage – whether it’s Original Medicare with supplemental drug coverage or Medicare Advantage. It’s also […]

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  • Looking Ahead: Your Life Plan

    Looking Ahead: Your Life Plan

    October is Financial Planning Month – A Great Time to Take a Fresh Look The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates showing the nation’s 65+ population has grown rapidly since 2010, driven by aging Baby Boomers. The 65-and-older population grew by over 34.2% during the past decade, and by 3.2% in just one year from […]

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  • On the Verge of a Breakthrough?

    On the Verge of a Breakthrough?

    A look at new findings and potential new treatments Osteoporosis is a condition many people are aware of, but many are unaware of the risks, preventions and treatments available. These findings get highlighted each fall as the medical community takes a closer look on World Osteoporosis Day.  Osteoporosis Facts: One out of two women over […]

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  • A Salute to Seniors

    A Salute to Seniors

    Older adults have been on our collective minds a lot during the coronavirus this year, and later this month there will be an opportunity to let the seniors in your life know how much you care and to recognize their accomplishments. That’s because August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day, as proclaimed by President Ronald […]

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  • LIVES THAT SPAN A CENTURY – WHAT CAN WE LEARN? HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE?

    LIVES THAT SPAN A CENTURY – WHAT CAN WE LEARN? HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE?

    Gerri Schappals is one of the few people in the world who has survived two pandemics and was affected by both. The 102-year-old New Englander lived through a severe bout of the flu during the 1918 pandemic as a baby. And now, a century later, punctuated by two bouts of cancer, Schappals also has recovered […]

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  • UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING FALLS IN AGING SENIORS

    UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING FALLS IN AGING SENIORS

    The statistics can be frightening: 1 in 4 older Americans falls every year and falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Medical reports show that falls can frequently result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. Even if a fall does not result in a major […]

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  • RECENT ADVANCEMENT IN ALZHEIMER’S EARLY DETECTION MAY CHANGE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

    RECENT ADVANCEMENT IN ALZHEIMER’S EARLY DETECTION MAY CHANGE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

    September is World Alzheimer’s Month and a time to better understand the complications and difficulties that patients and their caregivers face daily. Additionally, it is an important time to learn more about the significant advancements and findings in global research. The 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) featured over 33,000 virtual registrants from over 160 […]

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  • The Best Exercises to Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle

    The Best Exercises to Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle

    The Best Exercises to Avoid a Sedentary LifestyleThe Best Exercises to Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle A growing body of research shows that regular exercise is extremely important for seniors. It helps improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone and functional health, reduce the risk of noncommunicable disease, depression and cognitive decline. Exercise also provides seniors with […]

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  • Assisted Living Helps Lessen Trips to the Emergency Room

    Assisted Living Helps Lessen Trips to the Emergency Room

    During normal, non-COVID-19 times, older Americans are much more likely to have repeated trips to emergency rooms than those who are younger. But with the pandemic, news reports have shown that people are avoiding going to ERs because they fear becoming infected.

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  • Maintaining a Social Connection During the Pandemic

    Maintaining a Social Connection During the Pandemic

    The fact is that many seniors are waiting this pandemic out from home. Nervous about making a move to a senior living community, they are sheltering in place until the virus subsides. Yet, these “at home” seniors also need to ward off isolation and loneliness. The following are ways they can continue to stay connected, courtesy of Era Living.

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