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Healthy Aging

What is the key to healthy aging? Do you have a have good genes to live to be 100? Or, will some combination of fitness, supplements, vitamins, food and medicine do the trick? Find out here.

How to Avoid Getting Sick Over the Holidays: 2 Simple Tips for Women Over 55
5 months ago

How to Avoid Getting Sick Over the Holidays: 2 Simple Tips for Women Over 55

Ever wonder why, especially in the years after 55, it never fails that you get sick over the holidays? You are barely holding on and then everything hits the wall, including you. Read More

I’ll Take Mine Black: A Coffee Adventure for Mature Women with Strong Hearts
5 months ago

I’ll Take Mine Black: A Coffee Adventure for Mature Women with Strong Hearts

“I love coffee, I love tea. I love the boys, and the boys love me.”

I chanted that silly jump-rope jingle hundreds of times on the Oak Knoll Playground, certain that I’d never acquire a taste for either coffee or tea. Little did I know.

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Falls Shatter Lives After 60: A Geriatrician Shares How to Stay Safe
6 months ago

Falls Shatter Lives After 60: A Geriatrician Shares How to Stay Safe

There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as falling ungracefully to the ground. It’s one of the signs of aging that we’d like to ignore and deny but there is hope. Please join us in conversation with Dr. Leslie Kernisan, a geriatrician who shares tips on maintaining balance as we age. Enjoy the show! Read More

12 Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain After 50 – Without Medication!
6 months ago

12 Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain After 50 – Without Medication!

The concept of pain is easy to grasp yet surprisingly difficult to understand. We all think that we know what pain is. After all, from the time that we were toddlers, we have experienced pain in many ways.  Read More

Oh, My Aching Feet! Why I FINALLY Decided to Toss My Heels
6 months ago

Oh, My Aching Feet! Why I FINALLY Decided to Toss My Heels

At a recent gathering with women friends, our discussion ran to the unglamorous topic of feet. You know, this little piggie and all that. I had to chuckle as we raved about the comfort of our less-than-fashionable footwear. Read More

Stay Mentally Sharp! Another Good Reason to Manage Your Blood Pressure After 60
6 months ago

Stay Mentally Sharp! Another Good Reason to Manage Your Blood Pressure After 60

I do my best to keep up with the latest research about high blood pressure (hypertension) because this illness has had such an awful impact on many of my family members and friends. So, understandably, the cardiovascular risks, such as heart attacks and strokes, are all very well known to me. Read More

Enjoy the Merits of Turmeric for a High Quality of Life After 60
7 months ago

Enjoy the Merits of Turmeric for a High Quality of Life After 60

As a Heath Educator in Plant Based Nutrition, I am interested (some would say obsessed) in using helpful spices and herbs in culinary quantities. These are familiar kitchen ingredients that we use for delicious tastes, but they also have many benefits. Read More

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Medical Costs in Your 60s
7 months ago

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Medical Costs in Your 60s

I’ve always been fit. Even well into my 50s I felt physically invincible. I could still jump out of bed for a morning run, followed by a strength class and then even possible game of tennis later in the day. Nothing could quell my energy. Read More

3 Things Most Older Adults Don’t Know About Seasonal Flu Shots
7 months ago

3 Things Most Older Adults Don’t Know About Seasonal Flu Shots

It’s flu season once again and, as a woman over 60, you may be wondering if you should get a flu shot this year. Will the vaccine be effective? Is the flu shot necessary? Could the vaccine give me the flu?  Read More

What is Sarcopenia and How Can Older Adults Prevent its Tragic Impacts?
7 months ago

What is Sarcopenia and How Can Older Adults Prevent its Tragic Impacts?

You may ask, what is sarcopenia? Is it a disease, an insect or food? Is it something we should fear? The answer is, “Yes and No.” Read More