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Small things matter. A small activity like getting up out of the chair and walking a short distance can improve mobility and strength, especially when hospitalized or recovering in a short-term rehabilitation setting. Bedrest and lack of mobility contribute to functional decline, and prolonged...
There is no place like home, and for many seniors there is no place better to live than at home. With retirement on the horizon for many of the Baby-Boomer generation, so is the planning they will do as they continue to age. Home health care is one of the most affordable and comfortable ways for...
Hearing loss is very common. Age-related hearing loss begins as early as the fourth decade of life. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 28.8 million U.S. adults have significant hearing loss and could benefit from hearing aids. Yet access to hearing...
LifePath sends a big THANK YOU to everyone who’s shown how much they care about our local elders by supporting Meals on Wheels this spring. You gave more to elders than ever before! Together, we raised over $101,000 and are still counting through donations made to Meals on Wheels for the 2017...
Q: Are there any health benefits from dietary supplements? A: Unfortunately, the answer is often, “No.” Advertisements for “dietary supplements” frequently claim they will keep you from getting sick or help you to live longer. But, according to the National Institute on Aging, “Often there is...
Q: Does retirement have a positive or negative impact on health? A: Retirement can have good and bad impacts on health. One study by the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that complete retirement leads to a 5 to 16 percent increase in difficulties associated with mobility and daily...
Monday, May 29, is Memorial Day, which means that many folks will be outside this weekend enjoying the summery weather. Whether or not you enjoy the heat and the sun that the warmer months bring, we should all be prepared to handle extreme heat, which can be dangerous and even life-threatening,...
Memory loss and the inability to manage our own affairs is a frightening prospect, threatening, as it does, our independence and very sense of self. Therapists, clinicians, doctors and family members often feel adrift as they struggle to better respond to the needs of afflicted loved ones. Sadly,...
When Marvin Kelley signed up to volunteer with Rides for Health at LifePath, Program Director Trevor Boeding knew just the right person for him to be matched with: Theresa (Terry) Day. “One of the fun things that we did,” says Kelley, “was to start chatting in the car on the way to the doctor...
Q: As I get older, does it really matter to stay physically active? A: Absolutely. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. There are many benefits. Physical activity: • maintains and improves your physical strength and fitness. • improves your...

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