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10 Ways to Fall Proof Your Home

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. About 1 in 3 seniors falls each year.  Many of these falls could be prevented by doing a few simple things to make our homes more “fall proof.”  Here are a few things you can do: 1.  […]

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10 Tips to Keep Seniors Healthy and Safe This Summer

The rains have kept North Texans from enjoying the outdoors as much as we might have liked this spring.  With summer just around the corner, many of us will be venturing out for some sunshine and fresh air.  Here are 10 tips to keep seniors healthy and safe this summer: Stay Hydrated:  Try to drink 6 […]

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Free Exercise DVD for Seniors from National Institute on Aging

According to a study funded by the National Institute of Health, a carefully structured, moderate physical activity program can help older adults maintain their mobility. In addition to the fall risks associated with mobility issues, reduced mobility can also raise a person’s risk for disease, disability, and even death. Based on the findings of this […]

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February is National Heart Month

Most people associate February with Valentine’s Day and Hearts so it is appropriate that February is designated as National Heart Month. Cardiovascular diseases (heart disease, strokes and high blood pressure) are the #1 killers of men and women in the United States.  Here are some tips to keep your ticker in tip-top shape: See Your […]

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Stay Healthy During the Holidays

The Holidays are a time for gatherings with family and friends.  Unfortunately, this time of the year is also the time for colds and flu, injuries from slips and falls, and the “winter blues.”  Here a few tips to help you stay  healthy during the holidays: Wash Your Hands Often – Washing your hands is […]

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