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Category: Health

Malnutrition Awareness Week (2021)

Oct 8, 2021 This week (October 4-8) was Malnutrition Awareness Week. My Grandfather passed away in the early 1990s.  He was a wonderful man and many of my earliest memories involve “working” on his car.  He would do the work while I supervised from my seat on the radiator.  He had quite a sweet tooth…
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Falls Prevention Week (2021)

Sep 24, 2021 September 20-24 is Falls Prevention Week, a nationwide effort to raise awareness that falls are preventable. Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and we have the power to reduce the risk. The National Council on Aging offers the following…
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Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Availability

Sept 24, 2021 CONTACT: Kate Reilly, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Katelyn.Reilly@mass.gov  Baker-Polito Administration Provides Update on Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Availability Boosters available for all residents over 65 and individuals 18 and over at high risk who have received the Pfizer vaccine The Baker-Polito Administration announced how eligible Massachusetts residents initially can access…
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Strokes

Sep 17, 2021 Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. A fetus can experience a stroke. However, three quarters of all strokes happen in people age 65 and over. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke—more than 130,000 people…
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Difficulty Sleeping

Sep 10, 2021 Ever since I was a young adult, I have had periods of insomnia. In 1994, I did not sleep more than an hour a night for almost four weeks. It was a miserable month for me and for everyone in my life. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that impacts our ability to…
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Pneumococcal Vaccine

Sep 1, 2021 Just as we were on the cusp of normal, the Delta variant is showing us just how virulent COVID-19 is.  Here we are again wearing masks indoors and taking all necessary precautions.  The vaccines are proving effective in lessening symptoms and preventing hospitalizations and death in breakout cases. COVID-19 took a toll…
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COVID-19 Vaccines

Aug 27, 2021 The news has been full of stories about COVID-19 vaccines, and the possible need for booster shots or a third inoculation for some people.  Unfortunately, we are seeing a significant amount of contradictory information. How do we know which information source is accurate? As many of us use the internet to try…
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National Aviation Day

Aug 20, 2021 Yesterday, August 19, was National Aviation Day.  The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday as National Aviation Day. I went on my first airplane trip when I was a toddler and have flown all over the…
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Chronic Illnesses

Aug 6, 2021 People are living longer than any other time in history. Once you make it to age 65, data suggests you can expect to live another 19 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41% of people over 65 say their health is very good or excellent. Aging has…
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Increasing Strength for Older Adults

Aug 5, 2021 Join SeniorCare’s Registered Dietician, Deb Davidson for a Zoom session to discuss how to maintain muscle and ways to increase protein in your diet on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1:30pm. Call 978-865-3571 for information and to reserve your space and receive the Zoom login information. Muscles support physical strength and power.…
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