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Category Archives: Health
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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