Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day weekend! For many of us, this day is spent celebrating with family and friends in an array of outdoor activities including backyard cookouts, swimming, and fireworks. Unfortunately, these activities are often tougher for seniors to participate in, but they still want to be included in the fun. Including older adults in group…

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Dehydration During Summer: Risks and Prevention for Older Adults

Dehydration during summer

As we just experienced the summer solstice last week and the hot July 4th holiday is around the corner, it is crucial to pay attention to the hydration needs of our bodies, especially for older individuals. Dehydration during summer,  poses a significant risk to the health and well-being of seniors.  Prevention for older adults is…

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Structured Family Caregiving

Structured family caregiving

Family caregivers are the backbone of long-term caregiving in the US. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 38 million Americans spent 36 billion hours caring for adults with chronic, disabling, or serious health issues.  Much of that care is provided by family caregivers and is unpaid.  Recently, the state of Georgia become one of only…

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Men’s Health and Aging

Men's health and aging

As we celebrate Men’s Health Month and approach Father’s Day, we thought it would be the perfect time to discuss men’s health and aging. As men reach their 40s, 50s, and beyond, their bodies change and many start experiencing health issues for the first time. Men can often neglect their own health as they age…

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