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  To maintain a healthy body and mind, as you age, regular exercise is essential. In fact, studies have shown that exercise over long periods will produce amazing health benefits for seniors. For example, exercising about 30 minutes a day not only helps older adults maintain independence...

As you get older, changes begin to happen with your eyesight. Around 40, adults start to notice some age-related differences in vision like having difficulty reading or seeing things up close. This is called presbyopia and is a normal part of aging. Presbyopia is a common...

You may have noticed tennis courts around your community looking a little different recently with more nets and additional lines. Indeed, indoor and outdoor courts across the country are being converted to accommodate pickleball--one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Although it was...

In  July 1995, the city of Chicago experienced one of the deadliest heat waves in our nation's history. During a period spanning 5 days, 739 people died. Most of the victims were the elderly and infirmed living in the poorest and most dangerous sections of the...

As the baby boom generation ages, this group will create a so-called silver tsunami--a term used to describe the impact of America's graying population. The silver tsunami (also called the gray wave) should hit the United States in  2035. This is the year the U.S. Census...

Is a declining memory inevitable with aging? This may not always be the case, according to a small study published in the October 2017 journal PLOS One. The Northwestern University SuperAging Program conducted the study first using neuropsychological testing to place participants into two groups....

Many older adults use mobility devices, like walkers and canes, to assist them in walking and to help prevent a fall. However, you may be surprised to learn that from 2001 to 2006 over 47,000 Americans ages 65 and over (129 people each day) were...

It should not be surprising to hear Americans consume too much sodium. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. government recommends people consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day as part of a healthy diet. However, the majority of...

When her children were toddlers, our staff member, Kim, had an 80-year old baby sitter come to her home to watch them a couple of days a week. Kim admits Anne was older than a typical care giver but she was in excellent health, thin and...

Did  you know your skin is the largest and heaviest organ in your body? Yes, skin is an organ and actually quite an amazing one serving many important functions in the body. Foremost, the epidermis (outer layer) acts as a barrier, protecting the body's internal parts...