Senior Services News

Experts at Living Well: Activity & Dining Centers

By Trena Winans, Education & Outreach Director Midland County is an excellent place to get older, in no small part due to our five Activity and Dining Centers spread across the county. The recent addition of a new center in Sanford just adds to the incredible...

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5 Nutrition Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is full of incredible health benefits, from its fruit to seeds. While many of the tasty pumpkin offerings may look or smell delicious, it is important to choose pure pumpkin because artificially flavored pumpkin offers little to no nutritional value. Protect...

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Medicare

Medicare provides health insurance to nearly all Americans age 65 and older, and covers a significant portion of hospital stays, doctor’s visits and prescription drug costs for retirees. Here’s how to make sure you are taking advantage of all that Medicare has to...

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A Prescription You Can Write For Yourself

By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant "For people who think there's nothing to live for and nothing more to expect from life, the question is getting these people to realize that life is still expecting something from them."  ~Viktor Franklin “Eat more vegetables,” we...

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Our Handyman Can Help

Many older adults have to give up the independence of living in their home simply because the home has not been modified for their safety. Senior Services Team of Handymen to the rescue! A volunteer team helps seniors maintain their homes by making them safe and...

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The Toughest Mission

By Trena Winans, Senior Services Education & Outreach Director Recently, I had the opportunity to hear an interview with Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, US Navy (retired.) This is a woman who rose through the ranks, including serving as Director of the White House...

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The Health Benefits of Sunlight Exposure

Most people are familiar with the risks of unprotected sun exposure, such as sunburn, wrinkles, freckles, eye damage and skin cancer. Although overexposure to the sun is bad for your health, getting enough exposure to sunlight is necessary and beneficial. Adequate...

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