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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…

PA Governor’s Budget for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

From The Arc, Scranton PA On February 9, Governor Wolf proposed a $33.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. This is a 10.89% increase compared to the $30.03 final 2015-2016 budget. The General Assembly is currently creating their own budget proposal for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. After it is formally…

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

Recipe of the Week: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Everyday Health Ingredients 2 cup(s) oats, rolled, not quick-cooking 1/2 cup(s) flour, whole-wheat pastry* 1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup(s) tahini (sesame seed paste)** 4 tablespoon butter, unsalted cold, cut into pieces 2/3 cup(s) sugar, granulated 2/3 cup(s) sugar, brown,…

Recipe of the Week: Portobello “Philly Cheesesteak” Sandwich

From Everyday Health Love the yummy goodness of a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, but hate that it undoubtedly means calorie overload? Here’s a recipe that gives you that same great taste for far less fat and calories. The secret here is that this recipe is actually vegetarian-friendly – delicious Portobello mushrooms, which are…

8 Ways to Clean Your Home Easily

What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

From: Finding Your Way, written by Dr. Linda Rhodes Question: What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Answer: Dementia is an umbrella term (literally meaning without mind) for the progressive loss of thinking, judgement, and ability to focus and learn. More than half of dementia cases are caused by…

10 Tips for Active Seniors

From: Better Health Channel Regular exercise can keep you fit and help you stay independent as you age. Other benefits may include faster recovery from illness, reduced risk of chronic disease and better management of existing medical problems such as osteoarthritis. Here are some tips for staying active in your…

5 Ways to be a Better Caregiver

New Report Stresses Importance of Family Caregivers, Calls for New Supportive Technology

Source: PHA, Pennsylvania Homecare Association Almost 40% of American adults are family caregivers, and although the vast majority of healthcare is actually provided by families, not healthcare professionals, the efforts of family caregivers get little attention, according to a new report released by the National Alliance for Caregiving. The report,…
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