Health & Wellness
How Old is Too Old to Drive?
The aging process comes with its own set of challenges, from muscle movement to memory retention, and everything in between.
York AAA Offering Free Diabetes Program
The York County Area Agency on Aging is offering a free diabetes self-management program for adults 60 and older living with diabetes or pre-diabetes and caregivers age 60 and older caring for someone with the disease.
Free Water-Testing Program Available in Lebanon County
The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Penn State Extension will be providing free water testing for a limited number of private wells, springs, and cisterns in Lebanon County.
Weight Loss Reduces Risk of Growths Linked to Colorectal Cancer
- Written by 50plus LIFE 50plus LIFE
Overweight and obese people who lose weight may reduce their chances of later developing colorectal adenoma — a type of benign growth or polyp in the colon or rectum that could lead to colorectal cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.