Save the Date for Medicare Open Enrollment This Fall

Lancaster County Office of Aging runs a program called PA Medi, formerly APPRISE. There are 52 PA Medi offices all over Pennsylvania. This group assists older adults with Medicare and health insurance questions all year round.

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Dig for the Truth behind Health Headlines

You can find lots of health information in the newspaper, on TV, and online, but how much of it can you trust?

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Outdoor Recreation Keeps You Healthy in Mind and Body

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that regular physical activity is one of the most important things older adults can do for their health.

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Direct Link for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support Coming July 16

Pennsylvanians will soon have a new, easier way to connect to behavioral or mental health crisis services. Dialing 988 will connect callers directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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5 Compassionate Questions to Ask a Seriously Ill Family Member

Any person who is seriously ill is likely to have had a conversation with their family and/or attorney about advance healthcare directives such as wills, powers of attorney, trusts, etc. These conversations, while important, are the usual and expected way we engage with ill family members.

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Brain Freeze: The Ice Cream Headache

It’s summer. Have you had your brain freeze yet?

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‘A Community in Itself’: The Lancaster Senior Games Returns

They hadn’t all been together since 2019.

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Cataract Surgery Linked with Lessened Dementia Risk

Cataracts affect most older adults at risk for dementia, and now researchers are finding strong evidence that cataract surgery is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.

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The Heimlich Maneuver Saves Lives

If you see someone clutching their throat, coughing, gagging, or wheezing, would you know what to do?

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