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It’s a Matter of Balance

It’s a Matter of Balance

Over the past decade, organizations that serve the elderly have been tooting the horn of the jargony “Evidence Based” healthy aging programs. In case you have never heard of these programs, the term means that there is proof out there in a lab that it works! The first...
Good Foods for Healthy Aging

Good Foods for Healthy Aging

Seems that everywhere you turn, someone is touting the benefits of eating a healthy diet. And there is always some new “miracle food” that will prevent the disease du jour. While better food choices can lead to increased energy and overall well-being, eating “right”...
Falling Down

Falling Down

Being the executive director of Eastern Area Agency on Aging and having all the programs and services at my fingertips, including, and this is important, fall prevention classes, does not shield me from experiences other seniors (I’m 62) have faced. Recently, I took a...
Common Sense About Home Safety

Common Sense About Home Safety

We all want to feel safe at home. Living in rural Maine, we sometimes become complacent about safety. A few precautions can go a long way to ensure our sense of security. I often hear seniors say, “Oh, I never lock my doors when I’m away from home.” That is clearly...