Keep Winter Weather, Crowds from Ruining Travel Plans

November and December tend to be two of the busiest months to travel. It was reported that around 54.3 million people traveled for Thanksgiving, and 112 million people traveled for Christmas last year.

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Grief Relief: You Can Grieve and Remain Optimistic

Though you are grieving the death of someone greatly loved, try to remember that you can grieve and, at the same time, you can remain optimistic about life.

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3 Million More People Will Get Military Shopping Benefits in 2020

Starting Jan. 1, all service-connected disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, and primary veteran caregivers will be eligible to shop at commissaries and exchanges, and officials from three federal agencies are preparing the way.

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Bye-Bye, Back Pain

Count yourself lucky if you’ve never groaned about your back. Fact is, the majority of us — 80% — will deal with back pain at some point. It’s one of the most common reasons for a doctor visit.

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ADA-Approved Foods for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

The typical American diet leaves a lot to be desired. It’s heavy on calories, saturated fats, added sugars, fatty meats, baked goods, and highly processed grains.

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COVER STORY: Services Address Wandering in Those with Memory Impairment

For caregivers of people with memory issues, keeping their loved one in a safe space — whether it’s their home or a care facility — is vital to the person’s well-being. But the reality is that 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander away from that safe space at least once.

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Pennsylvania Ranks 34th in Recent Senior-Friendly Analysis

When it comes to retirement-friendly accommodations, Pennsylvania ranked toward the bottom of a recent study. The state overall scored above the median for safety and culture but was below the pack in affordability, wellness, and weather.

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Becoming Chronologically Gifted: An Alternative Approach to Aging

Ask a handful of people to describe what comes to mind when they hear the word “old.”

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Department of Aging Distributes Food Boxes for Hunger Action Month

For Hunger Action Month in September, Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres visited Morrison Tower in Harrisburg with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to distribute food boxes to seniors, in addition to Fresh Express options that include short shelf-life foods, such as fresh produce and dairy products.

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