Category Archives: Health

Plans for Healthy Eating for Older People

  The National Institute on Aging provides several interesting articles about nutrition for older people. Click here to learn about choosing healthy meals as you get older, the importance of reading labels, tips for healthy eating for people with Alzheimer’s Disease, … Continue reading

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Senior Hunger and the National Council on Aging SNAP Fact Sheet

Over 4 million low-income adults over age 60 rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to stay healthy and make ends meet. On average, they receive $108 per month to help put food on the table. Click here to … Continue reading

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EngAGE Fitness Coach Jack Witt Interviews Betty Reid Soskin, America’s Oldest Park Ranger

Fitness Coach Jack Witt offers his insights and training about health and fitness in several of our EngAGE communities. He also leads resident groups on tours of interesting places and events around L.A. In addition, he writes a blog on … Continue reading

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A Cure for Senior Loneliness Is Within Our Reach

Next Avenue invited all of the 2016 Influencers in Aging to write essays about the one thing they would like to change about aging in America. This is EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter’s essay: A Cure for Senior Loneliness Is Within … Continue reading

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Journalist Matt Perry Expands “Aging with Dignity” Coverage

From EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter: One of the few reporters in the nation devoted to aging issues, for the past five years Matt Perry has celebrated the successful people and programs in aging — including EngAGE — … Continue reading

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EngAGE Receives Bank of America Charitable Foundation 2016 Basic Needs Grant

EngAGE would like to thank the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for its generous $10,000 Basic Needs Grant which we will use for our multi-faceted EngAGE in Wellness program.  The EngAGE in Wellness program provides onsite delivery of several tons … Continue reading

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Holiday Depression Alert

The holiday season is upon us and, although it is supposed to be a joyful time, it is often just the opposite, especially for older people who may feel disconnected from family or isolated. Warning signs of depression include withdrawal, along … Continue reading

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Genetic Testing Fraud

One of the latest ways that fraudsters have come up with to target older people is to offer free genetic testing. Scammers approach visitors at local health fairs, even canvas senior housing and community centers looking for targets. Supposedly, all … Continue reading

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Resources for Chronic Disease Management

From the National Council on Aging’s website: Every day, millions of people with chronic diseases struggle to manage their symptoms. About 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Chronic diseases place … Continue reading

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The Casino Trap: Gambling Addiction in Older People

From an alarming AARP Bulletin report by John Rosengren about gambling addiction in older people and the complicity of casinos: “Older adults are an especially desirable demographic for the gaming industry because they fill the floors during off-peak hours, and casinos … Continue reading

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