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Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving, and it’s an ideal time to focus on gratitude and togetherness. As we come together with our family and friends, why not use this time to reflect on what we are thankful for as a group? Here a few suggestions … Have each person discuss the positive things they have experienced in […]

Telemedicine An Overview
Telemedicine: An overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, including the ways in which we see our doctors and other healthcare providers. Many healthcare providers are offering telehealth visits to reduce the spread of COVID 19 by allowing patients to stay at home while still maintain their health visits. While some people may welcome […]

Getting a Good Night's sleep
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Benjamin Franklin once said that “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”. While this is certainly good advice, it is important to understand how our sleeping habits change as we get older. You may find that as you’ve gotten older you don’t sleep as deeply as you once did, […]

Voting safety: What do I need to know?

As COVID-19 has disrupted many of the ways in which we live and work, many people may be wondering how the pandemic will affect how we are able to vote in November. According to the Secretary of State’s website, some important dates for the upcoming Presidential and Open Congressional Primary are: · The deadline to […]

Let's Exercise!
Exercise at Home!

Exercise has many health benefits, from building strength to improving balance and coordination. Exercise has also been shown to improve our mental health too! Whether you have been physically active your entire life or have never exercised before, it’s never too late to start! There are a few considerations when exercising. First and foremost, you […]

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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 […]

Fatima – Annual Celebrations Modified Due to COVID-19

For the first time since 1917, the annual celebrations held on May 13th at the Fatima shrine will be held via broadcast due to COVID-19. According to the shrine’s website found here, the celebrations generally held on May 12th and 13th will commence with the recitation of the Rosary at 9:20 p.m., followed by the […]