Seniorities TV: COA Activities

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we discuss activities and events available through the Senior Center, with staffer...

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Resources to Assist Complications of Family Caregiving

Learning strategies for coping with aging behaviors is important.  External resources, combined with enhanced understanding for your elderly parents will increase the likelihood that the time you spend with your parents will be meaningful, appreciated, and peaceful. But you can't...

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Medicaid Continues to Expand: Good or Bad?

Re-posting an article summary...Medicaid spending is something we should be thinking about! Millions of men, women, and children across the country rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. While the program was initially designed to support the elderly, it expanded through...

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Care Services Still Lacking for Veterans

Defining necessary health care for veterans can be almost impossible.  Everyone has unique needs. They might be young but have mental and emotional scars from their time overseas, or they could be older and have health care needs related...

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Be Alert for Common Infections in Elderly

Everyone can catch a cold.  And the flu.  Such common infections can happen to anyone.  But for the elderly, these illnesses can mask even greater health issues. As we age, our body chemistry and metabolism change.  Recovery time may be...

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Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is under-diagnosed, and under-treated. It is estimated that 6 million women develop coronary heart disease on an annual basis. And, the symptoms of a heart attack are different between men and women. Females should work to be educated...

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Sleep Awareness

HOW ARE YOU SLEEPING? Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your overall health and your mood at any age. However, it can be particularly important for older adults. With National Sleep Awareness Week this month, now is a particularly...

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Glaucoma and Early Detection

Although glaucoma primarily affects the middle-aged and elderly, it can impact people of all ages. The loss of vision is caused by damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for carrying images from the eye to the brain. As...

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January Resolutions

Are you still continuing with your new year's resolutions? According to an article in the Journal of Psychology, about 50 percent of Americans make resolutions at this time of year in areas of health (lose weight, exercise more, stop...

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Observe Elders in Need of Help

Have you noticed your elderly parents needing household assistance? During this holiday season, be observant when visiting elderly family. If you notice a problem in one area, for example: stale food in the refrigerator...this might also be indicative of other...

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