Category Archives: Health

News from ACE/121: CPR Workshop

Residents at ACE/121, our multigenerational Arts Colony in Glendale, CA, participated in a CPR Workshop provided by USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and the American Heart Association. ~ Marshall Ayers, Program Director  

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News from Magnolia@9th: PEARLS Program

EngAGE sponsored a presentation by El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center regarding PEARLS, a Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors. This program is an individual, home-based, participant driven service for older adults designed to reduce symptoms of depression and improve … Continue reading

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Medicare Open Enrollment: October 15 through December 7

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. This is the time to compare plans for 2018 and make sure you have the coverage that’s right for you at a price you can afford. You cannot use Open Enrollment … Continue reading

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Your Health: High Blood Pressure

We were recently contacted by a reader named Sally, a former nutritionist and gym instructor who now works as the content manager for a senior care site. She was writing because her mother has always had a problem with her … Continue reading

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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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