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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, […]

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A Father’s Day Interview: Mr. Joe

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16! Joe Lohman, 65, is a father of 2, grandfather of 1. Today he shares his insights on fatherhood and what being a great dad is all about.           What would you say are the most challenging aspects of fatherhood? Well, we were blessed with […]

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Georgetown and FranU: Death and Dying Lecture Collaborative

Dr. Mullins and Dr. Saunders, the M.S. in Aging and Health program at Georgetown University Chair, collaborated on reaching students in the field of aging about death and dying.  Dr. Mullins held a lecture for the students in the Aging and Health program this past April.  The collaborative was one of the many ways FranU […]

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A Mother’s Day Inteview: Ms. Loucille

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th! In celebrating all the wonderful mothers out there we sat down Ms. Loucille, who will be celebrating her 92nd birthday in June, is mother of 4 daughters, grandmother to 6 and great-grandmother of 5! Read on to hear what Ms. Loucille had to say about being a mom and […]

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Annual Conference 2019

The 22nd annual Conference of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana (GRGICL) will be called to order on Friday April 12, 2019 at 8 a.m. This Conference annually attracts 300+ attendees from all over the state and is a free resource to grandparents raising grandchildren and other persons raising children who are not […]

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March is Save Your Vision Month!

You may be aware that our vision changes as we age, but did you know that vision loss may be so subtle that it often becomes quite advanced before treatment is sought? There are a lot of contributors to vision impairment and loss, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or even your medications. The American […]

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Older Adults and Diabetes

March 22nd is the American Diabetes Association’s alert day, and diabetes is one of several conditions that affects older adults in large numbers. According to the American Diabetes Association, 25% of adults over 60 have diabetes, which can have profound effects on an older adult’s longevity, functional status, and risk for hospitalization. Diabetes is a […]

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A Tale of Two Families’ Journeys

Last week, I was attending the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s Annual Assembly in Orlando, Fla. This brings together people from all the medical disciplines who care for the seriously ill: physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, and chaplains. Palliative Care deals with serious illness and the end of life. It […]