Wellness Resources Available for Changes Brought on by Pandemic

After nearly two years of taking precautionary measures to stay safe and healthy during COVID-19, older adults who are reengaging with one another, their families, friends, and communities may need advice on where to turn for assistance with a range of changes they may have experienced during the pandemic.

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Older Adults Encouraged to Use Food Box Program This Winter

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Aging Secretary Robert Torres recently highlighted a successful rebrand of the PA Senior Food Box Program in 2021, formally known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

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Healthy Steps for Older Adults Virtual Workshop Offered

The York County Area Agency on Aging is offering Healthy Steps for Older Adults, an evidence-based program that reduces fall risks among adults age 60 and older by raising awareness about the causes of falls and how to prevent them.  

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It’s Time to Rethink Heart Health

On average, someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease (CVD) every 36 seconds, approximately 2,380 deaths each day, according to the American Heart Association.

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Shovel the Snow Safely This Winter

Snow is lovely to look at, but it’s a pain to shovel. Worse, shoveling can cause injury if you’re not careful.

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Online Preretirement Seminars to Tackle Medicare

Are you near retirement or recently retired and confused about choosing Medicare plans? Get the facts and learn to better navigate the Medicare system from the comfort of home during one of three upcoming virtual seminars.

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Let the Stars Point the Way to a Long and Prosperous Life

On the morning of Oct. 13, William Shatner, who became an icon as Capt. James T. Kirk in Star Trek, boldly went where no man at the age of 90 has ever gone before as he was launched in a Blue Origin rocket out of Earth’s atmosphere.

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Grief Relief: Starting a New Year with Grief

Some common new-year greetings include expressions such as, “Wishing you happiness and health in the new year,” “Wave goodbye to the old; embrace the new with hope and joy,” and “May the days of a new year be filled with happiness for you.”

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Savvy Senior: Acupuncture: Does It Work and Is It Covered by Medicare?

Dear Savvy Senior,

Is acupuncture a viable treatment for pain and is it covered by Medicare? Since the pandemic hit, I have a lot of lower back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What can you tell me?

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