Protection for your favorite senior this flu season

Flu season is upon us. While we were already aware that seniors are at greater risk of suffering serious complications from the illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

The rise of the dental implant for seniors

Believe it or not, almost one-fourth of the over-65 population has lost all of its teeth. Given the recent phenomenon of healthier, longer lives for seniors, these stats can seem…

Seniors and Hip Replacement

A few months back in our article about the potential effects of falls on the elderly, we discussed the dismal statistics associated with seniors who experience hip injuries. Fifty percent…

Glaucoma: a serious senior vision threat

The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines glaucoma as a disease that damages the optic nerve. It is usually caused by a malfunctioning of the valve that regulates the amount of…

Who’s getting more plastic surgery than anyone? Well…

Quick: what’s your stance on cosmetic plastic surgery? If you’re like over fifty percent of Americans, you’re cool with it. And according to Surgery.org, 67% of people surveyed would not…

Chronic Kidney Disease: common – especially among seniors

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), sometimes called renal failure, occurs when the kidneys cease to function at optimal levels. Believe it or not, 1 in every 10 people have it, with…

Seniors and Cataracts

“By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.” – National Eye Institute A cataract is a clouding of the lens…

Shingles: Seniors Are Still At Risk

Did you know that a whopping fifty percent of all people living in the United States will contract shingles by the time they are 80 years old? How about this:…

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Love Run Coming to Town!

Mark Your Calendars!      The Love Run, benefiting Meals on Wheels, is June 7, 2015.  A team only requires ten friends to join and walk.  Each team member can choose the…

Financial Abuse: A Rising Epidemic

On December 25, 2014, the Associated Press reported that two Delaware women were arrested for stealing over $129,000 from an elderly victim.  According to Delaware State Police, the arrests were…