Category Archives: Health

News from Magnolia @ 9th: Summer Fun & Learning

Summer at Magnolia at 9th Senior Apartments in San Bernardino includes classes in Art, Hand-Crafting, Yoga/Meditation, and an informative presentation about health insurance. Instructor Clarisa Arostegui taught the residents the paper quilling technique using a comb to create paper flowers … Continue reading

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Design and Technology Can Help Older People Stay in Their Homes

From the article, “Elder tech: The next level in age‑friendly housing,” by Michael J. Berens: “Builders have come a long way from the days when putting in a ramp, some grab bars and maybe a wheel-chair accessible bathroom was regarded as … Continue reading

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News from Coventry Court: Essentials of Aging Class

This was the final group project for the Essentials of Aging class at Coventry Court in Tustin, CA. Residents brought in magazine and newspaper clippings that referenced different topics in the Essentials of Aging curriculum discussed over the past 14 weeks. … Continue reading

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The Daily Call Sheet: A Plan by MPTF to Address the Loneliness Epidemic

A new Motion Picture & Television Fund initiative has taken up the call to combat loneliness, a condition that they report is at chronic, high levels, doubling to 40 percent over the past 40 years. Their new grassroots plan, called … Continue reading

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Are Old People Beautiful?

An interesting article in the Chicago Tribune exhorts, “Stop telling your friends they’re beautiful — it’s making them sick.” A new book by Renee Engeln entitled, Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession With Appearance Hurts Girls and Women, “explores the ways we … Continue reading

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Were You Born in 1952? A Complete Guide to Enrolling in Medicare

My Medicare Matters from the National Council on Aging offers this helpful guide to Medicare enrollment. Visit their website for more useful information.    

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Tim Carpenter to Speak at “Bridging Generations: Healthier Communities”

EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter will speak on the Plenary Panel – Intergenerational Models at the “Bridging Generations: Healthier Communities” conference in Los Angeles. He’ll be talking about why EngAGE is conducting multi-generational work, our programs and models, and strategies … Continue reading

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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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