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Understanding Leukemia and Lymphoma

Over 170,000 people will be diagnosed with either leukemia or lymphoma in 2016, and education is key to preventing, screening, or treating leukemia and lymphoma. Since September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month worldwide, we’re sharing an overview of the diseases along with treatments and ways to help if a loved one is living with either. Continue reading

In Recognition of National Cholesterol Awareness Month

Over seventy million people in the U.S. have unhealthy levels of cholesterol, and of that number, only about 20 million are taking measure to control it. September is National Cholesterol Awareness month, we’re promoting education around healthy, balanced cholesterol levels. Continue reading

How to Show Appreciation This Grandparents Day

This Sunday, September 11th, is Grandparents Day worldwide, a holiday dedicated to celebrating all grandparents for their tireless love. To celebrate these special people who love our children unconditionally, we’ve come up with five ways to show appreciation this Sunday. Continue reading

Home Care for Adults with Special Needs

Home care services are not limited to seniors – individuals of any age who live with chronic care needs or disabilities can benefit as well! In addition to helping with typical activities of daily living, such as meal preparation, assistance with medication and transportation, caregivers can also provide warm social interaction, emotional support and peace of mind for the family. Continue reading

Balanced Care Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad

Few foods call up memories of summer as fresh, ripe tomatoes can. When summer is beginning to wane, tomatoes can become even more flavorful – especially heirloom tomatoes. Enjoy the best of summer’s abundant produce with this easy-to-make and nutritious heirloom tomato salad! Continue reading

Reading Books May Promote Longevity

Seniors don’t read as much as they used to – about 7 in 10 people who have read a book in the past year are in the 50-64 age group. Just like eating healthy foods and exercising, reading promotes healthy longevity too, and so should be embraced as one gets older! Continue reading

Psoriasis in Aging Adults

In recognition of August as Psoriasis Awareness Month worldwide, we are sharing information on the condition to promote awareness. Psoriasis is not contagious and can normally be found on the knees, elbows and scalp, but can appear anywhere on the body. Continue reading

5 Ways to Ease into Sound Sleep

It’s crucial for individuals of any age to get a sound night’s sleep for physical and mental well-being. If you or a senior loved one is napping throughout the day or having difficulty sleeping through the night, follow these 5 tips to create healthy sleep habits, improve sleep quality and overall health. Continue reading

How to Download Apps onto an iPhone in 10 Easy Steps

With new technology available to everyone, having a smartphone that you’re able to navigate can make life at home a little easier. If you have an iPhone (or Apple) smartphone and are ready to begin downloading useful and fun apps, read on for instructions that can allow you to become proficient with your new phone! Continue reading

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation, the practice of using deep breathing to clear your mind, can be practiced by members of any age group and has potential health benefits for all. By practicing mindful meditation, older adults can take control of their thoughts and feelings, and are able to create inspired feelings of peace and well-being while connecting with their inner selves. Continue reading