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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Balance and Prevent Falls

From Everyday Health, By Lynda Shrager Both my daughter and I admit to being frequent fallers. We’ve missed a step, gotten knocked over, and she even once fell up a hill. I should have paid more attention to the curb. Her heels were too high. We can blame it on various things.  The bottom line is that… 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 »

Cooking Healthy with Fruits and Vegetables

Source from Everyday Health, Written by Julie Davis, Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Almost all of us can benefit from including more fruits and vegetables in our diet. In fact, the American Cancer Society recommends that most adults eat at least two and a half cups of vegetables and fruit per day to help lower cancer risk…. Read more »

Q and A: Falling risks, even with a walker

Question: Is it true that walkers can cause people to fall? My wife uses one and she seems to have trouble handling it.  Answer: Walkers, canes, and other assistive devices are a tremendous help in staving off falls and for good reason: Every year about a million and a half older people are injured from… Read more »

HEALTH CARE ALERT: Medicare “Observation Status” Warning

Source from Bottom Line When you go to the hospital as a Medicare patient with an acute condition that requires a stay of two or more nights, you are supposed to be admitted as an inpatient. However, more and more hospitals now will place you on “observation status” instead. Warning: This seemingly innocuous designation can… Read more »