Vitamin C, Vitamin E Help Reduce Stroke Risk

The good news is that people are living longer, and the chance that you will live past age 65 is excellent (just 100 years ago, only 50 percent of Americans made it past 65).

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Savvy Senior: Escort Services that Can Help Seniors with the Rigors of Travel

Dear Savvy Senior,

Do you know of any services that help seniors with the rigors of traveling? My youngest daughter is getting married in a few months and would love to have my 82-year-old mother attend, but she needs help flying across the country.

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Free Indoor Walking Program Begins in January

Looking to continue your daily walks during the winter months but don’t want to deal with the cold weather?

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Free Healthy Aging Workshop Starts Jan. 23

The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free educational workshops to learn about the “10 Keys™ to Healthy Aging” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 20, at the Eastern Branch YMCA at OHANA, 4075 E. Market St., Suite 20, York.

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Savvy Senior: Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis, and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier.

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You and Your Adult Child: The Why of Estrangement and How to Heal

Estrangement hurts every day of the year. But the pain can be particularly intense during the holidays with empty places at the holiday table, a phone that doesn’t ring, and unanswered texts.

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Savvy Senior: Exercises that Help Ease Arthritis Pain and Stiffness

Dear Savvy Senior,

What exercises are best suited for seniors with arthritis? I have osteoarthritis in my neck, back, hip, and knee and have read that exercises can help ease the pain and stiffness, but I don’t know where to start, and I certainly don’t want to aggravate it.

– Stiff and Achy

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Age is Nothing but a Number: Cosmetic Surgery after 50

Getting on social media isn’t the only way older people are keeping up with the younger generation — doctors are reporting a recent rise in the number of older patients looking into cosmetic procedures, many of them in their 90s.

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Dear Pharmacist: 7 Common but Strange Reasons for Insomnia

I’m cranky if I don’t sleep, are you? There’s more violence associated with people who have insomnia, which doesn’t come as any surprise to me.

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