Active Aging Week (AAW) was founded by the International Council on Active Aging in 2003 and is celebrated annually from October 1 to 7. AAW's objective is to call attention to today's aging positivity and to celebrate it wholeheartedly. The main goal of this week-long campaign is to reduce the societal stigma about aging by demonstrating that seniors can live as fully as anyone else in all fields of life, regardless of age or health.
You read it in the newspapers every day – the cost of healthcare is rising, the system is harder to understand and navigate, and patients are not getting the benefit for all of the money our healthcare system costs the country. And, if you have chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, COPD or congestive heart failure, chances are you’ve experienced significant confusion and conflicting information as you navigate the system.
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With more and more consumers deciding to do their shopping online, and for good reason, identity theft is at an all time high. Learn how you can protect yourself from these sneaky swindlers and safeguard your private information.
What Is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy is a treatment that teaches purposeful techniques you can use to overcome physical, emotional, or social problems experienced in the context of daily living. The techniques taught by occupational therapists benefit the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays out billions of dollars every month to retirees, disabled workers, and their family members. But what are social security benefits and how do you know if you qualify for them? By knowing and understanding how social security benefits are calculated and paid out, you may be eligible for more than you think.
It is back to school time! It is getting darker earlier, the yellow buses are zooming by and football season is upon us. Yep, school is in session. This is also a reminder that many people, like my very own daughter, are off to college for the first time. As I reflect back on her big decision of choosing the right fit for her, it reminds me of another similar big life decision: choosing a retirement community.