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  • Winter Weather Warnings

    Winter Weather Warnings

    In multi-generational households, arguments over the thermostat are common. Some people seem to always run warm, while others need an extra blanket. For many of us, the temperature can be the source of lighthearted banter as people argue about who’s hot and who’s cold in a home or office. However for seniors, the cold can […]

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  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Early Testing & Diagnosis Help Seniors Retain Their Eyesight More than 2.2 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma, and experts estimate that half of the people who have glaucoma don’t even know they’re afflicted. The Glaucoma Research Foundation reports that glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. While glaucoma can impact […]

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  • Healthy Weight Week Set for Jan. 24-30

    Healthy Weight Week Set for Jan. 24-30

    Seniors Should Assess Weight Risks & Plan Changes for Year Ahead While across the U.S. millions of young Americans will begin diet and exercise programs as the New Year rolls in, assessing weight risk in seniors is just as important. By meeting with your physician, older adults can chart a course for a healthier lifestyle […]

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  • NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK SET FOR DEC. 6-12

    NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK SET FOR DEC. 6-12

    Mark Your Calendar for this Important Protection Although COVID-19 has dominated the headlines for months, we can’t forget about the annual risk of the seasonal flu. The CDC will observe National Flu Vaccination Week from Dec. 6-12, reminding people across the US that it’s not too late for seniors to protect themselves from the dangers […]

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  • Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly can Cause Surprising Symptoms

    Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly can Cause Surprising Symptoms

    Tips to Prevent an ER Visit This Busy Holiday Season Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in seniors are a very common reason for a trip to the ER and can cause serious health problems. If left untreated, a UTI can lead to acute or chronic kidney infections, which could permanently damage these vital organs and even […]

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  • Long Winter Nights May Affect Seniors

    Long Winter Nights May Affect Seniors

    Alzheimer’s & Dementia Symptoms May Increase Due to Less Sunlight While caring for or living with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may notice marked changes in behavior in the late afternoon or early evening. The medical community refers to it as “sundowning,” or sundown syndrome. When someone is sundowning, they may be anxious, […]

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  • Cold Weather Skin Protection

    Cold Weather Skin Protection

    Keeping the Elderly Safe & Comfortable as Temperatures Drop  Fall is a beautiful time of year and many of us love to spend these final sunny days outside before preparing for the chill of winter. As November rolls in, we take a closer look at skin protection with National Healthy Skin Month.  Our skin is […]

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  • Senior Isolation, Loneliness, Holidays and the Pandemic

    Senior Isolation, Loneliness, Holidays and the Pandemic

    For many seniors across the country, the approaching holiday season will be a lonely one. Although some Americans have begun to include social outings and small gatherings back into their lives, elders are often unable to be included due to the high risk of facing devastating consequences from COVID-19.   Research has shown that feeling lonely […]

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  • Seniors and prescription antibiotics – What are the risks?

    Seniors and prescription antibiotics – What are the risks?

    World Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 11-17, 2020 and is a great time to educate yourself and those in your care about available treatments and their potential risks.   Antibiotics undoubtedly save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, many antibiotics can pose special risks to older […]

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  • Oasis Senior Advisors celebrates a year of franchise growth

    Oasis Senior Advisors celebrates a year of franchise growth

    Oasis Senior Advisors, a national franchisor offering free, community-based referral and placement assistance for seniors, is pleased to announce that 14 new franchises opened across the country between November 2019 and September 2020. Oasis Senior Advisors connects seniors with the housing communities that best fit their needs at no cost to the seniors or their families. […]

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