Fire Prevention and Preparedness Essential for Older Adults

Every year, most fire deaths occur in the home. As of September, Pennsylvania has experienced 104 civilian fire deaths in residential homes in 2018. Of these deaths, 55 have been older adults.

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How to Prepare for Life’s Inevitabilities (2)

One inevitable life milestone that requires organization, consideration, and planning but often gets overlooked is the end of life, both for one’s self and loved ones.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of death for individuals age 65 and older. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief — of memories, independence, control, time, and, ultimately, life.

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Nutrition Vouchers Still Available

Many of the Lancaster County Office of Aging senior centers have produce vouchers left over from the June 2018 distribution.

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New Faces, Cooler Settings for 2018 Senior Games

Although some sports require an outdoor setting — baseball, football — there are plenty that can be enjoyed indoors, away from the blistering sun of mid-July.

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Dear Pharmacist: Vitamin K2 is a Powerful Prostate Cancer Fighter

Couples have plans, but after the C-word is dropped, those plans change to unite a couple in the medical process.

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What to Do When Your Doctor Won’t Listen

Being sick is bad enough. When your illness is difficult to diagnose, it’s even harder. But when you’re sick, suffering from mysterious symptoms, and your doctor dismisses your concerns — and you — it’s worse still.

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Grief Relief: How Sheryl Sandberg Made Her Way Out of Grief

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, aged 47, died suddenly, she experienced a fear that was “constant” and a feeling that the “anguish would never subside.”

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Lifting Therapy Caps is a Load off Medicare Patients’ Shoulders

Physical therapy helps Leon Beers, 73, get out of bed in the morning and maneuver around his home using his walker. Other treatment strengthens his throat muscles so that he can communicate and swallow food, said his sister, Karen Morse.

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