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New Year
Do I really need a New Year’s resolution?

As the first of January looms around the corner, you may be asking yourself the same old question you have asked yourself on every New Years Eve; “Should I have a new year’s resolution?”. We know that many resolutions are abandoned before February, even though it all seemed like a great idea at the time […]

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Social distancing and loneliness

Loneliness and older adults. While the CDC has recommended social distancing as a key factor in “flattening the curve” of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases, it is important to acknowledge how loneliness can quickly become an issue, particularly with older adults.  According to an article published by John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (YEAR), more […]

Capitol Hill Village

Katie Garber, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, Director of Volunteer and Care Services and volunteer members of Capitol Hill Village took time to visit with [email protected] and share the many benefits of being part of the village.  The goal of Capitol Hill Village is to build a community that supports seniors aging on their own terms. This includes […]

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Podcasting 101

GerontologyatFranu is proud to announce their podcast series Gero at Franu will soon be streaming for you to enjoy. Like this blog, the podcast will be a great source of information on healthy aging, and will also feature interviews with people passionate about the care and wellness of older adults. If you aren’t familiar with […]

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Safety in the Sun

Summertime is a time to enjoy being outdoors: Family barbeques, gardening, even a trip to the beach are all treasured summer pastimes. While you’re out having fun in the sun, don’t forget to keep yourself safe from the dangerous effects of UV rays. According to skincancer.org, 40%-50% of seniors over the age of 65 will […]

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Elder Abuse: Know the Signs

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, so take some time today to familiarize yourself with the warning signs of elder abuse and how you can report it. Elderly adults are frequently victims of abuse and neglect, often perpetrated by members of their own family. Whether the abuse is financial, physical, or even acts of neglect, […]