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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 Pennsylvania Farmers Open Air Market… Read more »

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 introduced and shared with the… Read more »

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

From Alzheimer’s Care Daily Caring with someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease presents its own unique challenges. This memory-losing illness is caused when many nerve cells in the brain die, making it nearly impossible to remember old memories, appointments, errands, or even the ability to think clearly. Here are the top 10 early symptoms to… Read more »

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, light packed 1 large egg(s) 1… Read more »

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 sautéed with onions, red bell… Read more »

8 Ways to Clean Your Home Easily

You Don’t Need Hours to Have a Clean Home With so many responsibilities competing for your attention, it’s no wonder housework sometimes gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. But a messy house can be more than just an eyesore — it can be bad for your health. Dust mites, mold, bacteria, and… Read more »

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 Alzheimer’s a disease named after… Read more »

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 senior years. Choose activities you… Read more »

5 Ways to be a Better Caregiver

From Everyday Health, Written by Joey Corsica Why do we do what we do? Because we CARE. We are Caregivers. And it is our joy and our task to care for the ones we love. Whether you are a spouse, a child, a nurse, a nurses aid, or a social worker you give your energy and… Read more »

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, which was developed by a… Read more »