Grief Relief: Blue Christmas: Tips for Dealing with Holiday Sadness

Though the December holiday season inspires feelings of warmth, belonging, connection, and joy for many people, there are other individuals for whom the month is one of increased stress, sadness, anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

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Senior Community Takes Steps to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

The day’s overcast skies could not keep residents and staff of Senior Commons at Powder Mill from participating in the annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

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Approaching Exercise with Back Pain during a Pandemic

More than 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.

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Virtual Workshops Will Encourage Healthy Aging

The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free educational workshops to learn about the “10-KeysTM to Healthy Aging.” The workshops will be taught by a certified health ambassador through the Area Agency on Aging.

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Grandparents: Test Your Safety Savvy

Among all the duties you may have as a grandparent — such as chief cookie baker, babysitter, homework helper, and sibling-squabble referee — you’re the safety police, too.

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Chronic Pain Management Can’t Wait for Pandemic’s End

When COVID-19 halted all nonessential health services, it begged the question: What types of care can’t be delayed? Treatment for chronic pain, for one. Not only is pain management essential care, it’s even more critical during stressful times.

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Now More than Ever, It’s Important to Get a Flu Vaccine

Flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States yearly.

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Savvy Senior: Coronavirus vs. Flu: How to Tell the Difference

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you explain the differences between the coronavirus and seasonal flu? I’m 70 years old and usually get a standard flu shot but would like to find out what else I can do to protect myself this winter.

– Worried Senior

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Virtual Support Groups, Webinars Available for Caregivers

Taking precautions to keep all staff, volunteers, and constituents safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter continues to offer virtual support groups for dementia caregivers through the end of the year.

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