Health & Wellness
- Written by Fred Cicetti Fred Cicetti
Q. I’ve been noticing this thing in my eye. At first I thought it was an eyelash. Then I realized the thing was actually in my eye. One of my friends told me it’s a “floater,” and not to worry. What exactly is a “floater,” and should I see a doctor?
- Written by Nancy J. Schaaf, RN Nancy J. Schaaf, RN
As we age, health becomes more significant. Because of improvements in medicine and health, we live longer lives now. Aging well in body and mind is essential for experiencing a rich quality of life.
- Written by Jim Miller Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
Last year I received a “notice of change” letter from my Medicare provider. Should I expect another one this year, and what should I do with it?
– Medicare Rookie
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.
- Written by Jessica Aiello Jessica Aiello
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.
- Written by Doug Wenners Doug Wenners
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.
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.