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Recipe of the Week: A BKT (Bacon, Kale, Tomato) Bowl

From Everyday Health Ingredients For the salad: 8 ounces bacon 1 pound curly kale 1 red onion, sliced into half-moons 1 pint red cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1 ripe avocado, diced For the dressing: 2 tablespoons minced shallots 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon… Read more »

Keeping Your Senior Safe in a “Senior Home”

From Approved Senior Network Being concerned about an aging family member is normal. In fact, if you weren’t really concerned about an elderly loved one, that wouldn’t quite be natural. Having concerns about their safety, whether it’s at home, when behind the wheel, or if they’re going out to the park, to visit with friends, or… Read more »

Polling Data Shows Seniors More Likely to Support Candidates Who Oppose Home Health Cuts

From the Pennsylvania Homecare Association As part of Bring the Vote Home, the national initiative designed to help seniors and people with disabilities register to vote and cast their ballots in the November election, monthly public opinion polls are being conducted of registered voters age 65 and older. These polls measure senior sentiment on key… Read more »

Laughter is Good for Your Health

From healthbeginsathome.com What free, available to all activity can do the following? Boost immunity by increasing infection-fighting antibodies and immune cells Prevent Heart disease Lowers stress hormones Improves mood Burns calories helps regulate blood glucose levels? Laughter! According to the Mayo Clinic: “A good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn’t… Read more »

10 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Identity Theft

From The Huffington Post Each year around 17 million people fall victim to identity theft, which happens when someone gets access to your Social Security number, bank or credit card account number, or other identifying information and uses it to steal from you. Here are some free steps you can take to reduce your risks…. Read more »

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended to End of Year

From the Pennsylvania Department of Aging The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program deadline for older adults and residents with disabilities to apply for rebates of rent and property taxes paid in 2015 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2016. “The deadline has been extended again this year for eligible seniors and people with… Read more »

The Elderly and the Zika Virus

From The Huffington Post and Care.com By now, just about everyone has heard of the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne illness found mostly in Central and Latin American countries has been shown to cause serious birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that the Zika virus is more dangerous than initially thought,… Read more »

4 Signs Your Mom is at Risk for Rehospitalization

From Approved Senior Network It’s not always easy to determine if your mother is at risk for hospital readmission, especially if you’re not there all the time with her. She may be in her 70s or 80s, perhaps even older than that, but for whatever reason she had been hospitalized, her doctor or team of… Read more »

Farmers Market Vouchers Available in PA

From Lancaster Farming HARRISBURG, Pa. — To remind residents of the importance of consuming nutritious produce, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne signed a joint designation this week in recognition of June as the official start of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program in Pennsylvania. While visiting the Pennsylvania Farmers Open Air Market… Read more »

10 Ways to Love Your Brain

From the Alzheimer’s Association  Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits. Break a sweat. Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise… Read more »