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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 »

Recipe of the Week: Healthy Popsicles!

From Everyday Health Popsicles are a warm-weather favorite. You may be used to picking up a box from the freezer aisle, but these treats are actually one of the easiest homemade desserts to make. Simply mix, pour, and freeze — what could be easier? What’s more, the bright, artificially-flavored pops aren’t exactly healthy, but going homemade allows… Read more »

Pennsylvania Approves Expansion of Prescription Drug Assistance Program

From Penn Live, written by  Wallace McKelvey Changes to a state prescription assistance program will expand eligibility to an additional 32,000 low-income seniors. House lawmakers voted unanimously Monday to increase income limits for the PACENET program, which hasn’t seen such a change to eligibility requirements since 2002. House Bill 2069 will next be considered by the state… Read more »

Bring the Vote Home

From the Pennsylvania Homecare Association More than 575,000 people receive in-home care in Pennsylvania. Homecare professionals make a difference in their lives every day, and now we have the opportunity to help make the voices heard by voting on Election Day. What is Bring the Vote Home? The Pennsylvania Homecare Association is participating in Bring… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Cheesy Macaroni

From Everyday Health Ingredients • 1 package (14.5 ounces) whole-wheat elbow macaroni • 1 1/2 cups fat-free cottage cheese • 2 tablespoon canola oil • 1/2 cup flour • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • 2 cups skim milk • 2 cups reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded • 2 cups… Read more »

Caregivers in the Garden

From Approved Senior Network, written by Brenda Funk It’s summer and that means gardening season is underway. For those who want to garden and grow their plant seedlings, they would have had to get their garden planted by now. For those who are planning to go to a nursery to pick up tomato plants, cucumber… Read more »