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Using Mental Workouts to Stay Sharp

By Thomas Lowrey, Senior Services Education Assistant. Lifting weights. Doing a brisk walk for a couple of miles. Going to Zumba class. Swimming a few laps. Practicing yoga or tai-chi. These and other activities are great ways to maintain strong bones and muscles, to...

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The Science of Living Long & Well: The Longevity Project

By Trena-Winans-Bagnall, Senior Services Education & Community Outreach Director. It is incredibly rare for a study to follow people long enough to tell us what it truly takes to live a long and healthy life. Typically, studies find people who are already aged and...

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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

By Carol Witte, RDN, Senior Services Nutrition Program Director. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I always like to share some healthy eating tips with others. With so much information on websites, television, radio, magazines and more—how do you know how to eat...

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Facebook Do’s & Dont’s

By Tom Lowrey, Senior Services Education Assistant. Your children and grandchildren love you. They think it’s really cool that you’re on Facebook, and they truly look forward to hearing from you… Usually. But it’s important that you not wear out your welcome! “If...

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Evidence Based Programs

By Renee Hansen, Senior Services Public Relations Manager. Over the last few years, Senior Services has made a significant effort to increase the quality of the health programs they offer. Many of the programs are “evidence-based.” But what exactly does an...

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Change It Up! Getting Those Resolutions to Stick

By Trena-Winans-Bagnall, Education & Community Outreach Director. You don’t need me to tell you that changing habits is devilishly tricky business. How many times have you tried to lose weight, eat healthier, begin and maintain an exercise program, or quit...

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Beans: A Tasty Food Staple to Always Keep on Hand!

Beans pack their punch as a nutritious food that is rich in protein, fiber and a great source of vitamins and minerals! Beans are enjoyed year round but there is nothing more satisfying than a warm bowl of a good bean soup in the fall and winter months! My dad would...

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