611, 2019

Looking out for Seniors During Power Outages

November 6th, 2019|

If you live in California, then controlled power outages by utility companies are becoming a fairly regular occurrence. Losing power is an inconvenience for most of us. It may cause us to lose access to the internet or even have to temporarily relocate. A power outage for a senior citizen who lives alone can be a very different story. Precautions must be taken. Many seniors rely on electricity for [...]

310, 2019

Aging in Place

October 3rd, 2019|

Approximately 39.6 million people in the United States are 65 years old and older according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. That equals one in every eight Americans. By 2030, approximately 72 million seniors will live in the United States. 90% of those 65 and older would prefer to remain in their own homes. How as a society do we assist with this preference? First, mo [...]

2005, 2019

Older Americans make significant contributions to our society

May 20th, 2019|

In 1976, President Gerald Ford proclaimed May as Older American Month. Since then, we have recognized the importance and contributions of older Americans every May. Especially now, when it seems that everything revolves around a much younger demographic, it is so important to recognize older Americans. Older Americans make significant contributions to our society. They volunteer for many different [...]

2312, 2018

Seniors and the Holidays

December 23rd, 2018|

The holidays are a time of family time, gift giving and traditions. All of this makes December a magical time for many of us. There are however senior citizens that find this time more challenging for various reasons. Safety is so important at all times but this season presents additional concerns. Then there is the issue of loneliness at this time of year. Health and Safety Winter weather can be [...]

211, 2018

Take Care of Your Bones

November 2nd, 2018|

Taking care of your health includes bone health. Osteoporosis and low bone mass are very serious health issues.People do not realize the incidence of osteoporosis is greater than that of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer for women and greater than prostate cancer for men. 2 44 million Americans suffer from Osteoporosis or low bone mass. This is equal to 55% of people 55 years and older. (1) “ [...]

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