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Category: Health

About Hearing Loss (2022)

Jan 21, 2022 Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. The effect…
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Federal Govt Provides Free Rapid COVID-19 Tests

Jan 18, 2022 The federal government has launched an online resource to order free rapid COVID-19 tests. Each American household is entitled to free rapid COVID-19 tests, which can be ordered online at COVIDtests.gov. At the outset of the program, each household will be limited to four testing kits, which will be shipped for free…
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Staying Safe in Winter Weather

Jan 7, 2022 We had a hint of winter early this week.  The temperatures on the North Shore never got out of the teens and twenties on Monday and Tuesday. A warm hat and gloves certainly felt good when I went out for a meeting on Tuesday morning. When the temperature drops, older adults have…
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Transportation Options

Dec 24, 2021 Research is continually being conducted to determine quality of life issues faced by older Americans. In addition to the obvious health, safety, and financial concerns, one issue that regularly is noted is transportation difficulties. For some people, the skills required to drive a car safely can deteriorate as they age. Loss of…
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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Dec 10, 2021 Transient ischemic attack (TIA), often referred to as a ministroke, occurs when there is a temporary lack of blood flow to the brain. Almost a quarter million Americans experience a TIA every year. TIAs are a “good news, bad news” condition.  The good news is that TIAs don’t kill brain tissue or…
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A Matter of Balance Workshop

Jan 11 – Mar 1, 2022 SeniorCare Inc., in conjunction with the Healthy Living Center of Excellence and the Rose Baker Senior Center, presents “A Matter of Balance”, Tuesdays, January 11 – March 1, 2022, 1-3pm at the Rose Baker Senior Center, located at 6 Manuel F. Lewis St. in downtown Gloucester.  “A Matter of…
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COPD Awareness

Nov 26, 2021 November is COPD Awareness Month. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind cancer and heart disease. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the national projected annual cost for COPD in 2010 was $49.9 billion. COPD manifests slowly over a period…
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The Gift of Nutrition and a Friendly face

Nov 20, 2021 Every weekday morning, food is delivered to eight staging locations, and 50 volunteers and paid staff begin the task of preparing the day’s Meals on Wheels deliveries to 850 home bound elders living in nine North Shore communities, including the five greater Cape Ann towns. For some recipients, this meal is their…
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Oct 29, 2021 I’ve heard the term “osteoporosis” throughout my adult life.  I knew that it was a weakening condition of the skeletal structure in our bodies and that it seemed to impact older women.  I was aware that many of my older friends and family members were taking calcium supplements as a preventive measure…
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Post Polio Syndrome (2021)

10/22/2021 This Sunday (October 24) is World Polio Day.  Many people do not realize that polio still exists.  There are currently two countries that are polio endemic—Afghanistan and Pakistan. Efforts toward the complete eradication of this disease are continuing and, as of October 5, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reports that there have only been…
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