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Stay Healthy and Active with Up-to-Date Immunizations »

Although people often talk about vaccinations in reference to babies and young children, the truth is that staying up-to-date on immunizations is important at all stages of life. Immunizations are crucial to staying healthy as an older adult, and as this month is National Immunization Awareness Month, it’s a great time to make sure you’re staying on top of your immunization needs. Why are vaccines important to seniors? Immunizations can improve your quality of life by protecting your body fr...  

Governor Quinn Signs Senior-Focused Laws into Effect at Wesley Place »

Earlier this week one of our facilities, Wesley Place, had the pleasure of hosting Governor Pat Quinn as he signed two new laws that protect seniors and vulnerable adults. Video credit: The Office of Governor Quinn As CMSS residents, members of the media and fellow elected officials looked on, Governor Quinn revealed his personal experience in witnessing changes to the rights of senior citizens in his lifetime. The new laws ensure that complaints about managed care facilities can be filed...  

How to Make Flying with Seniors a Breeze »

Traveling with your loved ones is one of the most special ways to spend time together. Certain aspects of traveling with older adults, including flying, can present unique challenges in your journey. In order to make travel a breeze, we suggest the following tips. Request special airport services in advance With advanced planning, a trip to the airport can be made much easier with special services provided by airports and airlines. The New York Times explains that wheelchairs should be req...  

How to Make Your Next Move More Manageable »

Moving is an exciting yet challenging transition, as almost any person can tell you. Who hasn’t experienced a wide array of emotions before, during and after the process? Moving can be a daunting task, even under the best conditions, and making a move later in life can be even more stressful. If you are helping an older adult transition from one living space to another, these tips can help make the experience more manageable. Start early and slowly, with more time set aside than you think ...  

Surviving Family Reunions »

Family reunions are the perfect time to announce big news, celebrate wins and share your losses with the people you love the most. They can also be quite stressful. If you feel a mix of excitement and anxiety when you see the date getting closer on your calendar, you're not alone. There are a few things you can do to set yourself up for more good times than bad. Designate (or hire) a photographer How many different directions are people looking in every picture you snapped at the last reu...  

A Little Less Meat Can Have a Big Impact on Your Health »

If you’re looking for ways to improve your health, reducing the amount of meat you eat may prove to be a simple change with big benefits. A study from the National Cancer Institute that tracked 500,000 people over 10 years found a striking result: individuals who ate at least four ounces of red meat every day were 30% more likely to die – of any cause –than those who ate less meat. The study also concluded that participants who ate more poultry and fish, instead of red meat or processed me...  

Pride in Aging: Nola Ochs »

In 2007, Nola Ochs became the world’s oldest college graduate when she graduated from Fort Hays State University (FHSU) at the age of 97. Born on November 22, 1911 in Jetmore, Kansas, Ochs first began her college career in 1930 at Kansas State College. Eventually, she left school behind to start a family with her husband Vernon. Overtime, Ochs realized that there was something missing from her life; that something was a college degree. After her husband passed away in 1972, Ochs enrolled he...  

Etsy: A Virtual Craft Fair »

Do you like art, photography, jewelry and knick-knacks? Are you naturally drawn to all those local craft fairs and festivals where you can find one-of-a-kind, handmade items that are not mass produced? Are you looking for some personalized gifts for loved ones or unique birthday cards? Do you have a quilting or knitting hobby and have often thought about trying to sell your items to add to your income? A little website called Etsy just might be the thing for you.   A Community of Crafters an...  

Incorporate These Beans into Your Diet »

Low in fat and cholesterol and high in fiber, iron and folic acid, beans are just about the perfect heath food. They are also a low-cost source of protein. One of the perceived downfalls of beans is that they cause gas. However, if you eat them on a consistent basis, your digestive system will adjust to the complex sugars and you’ll notice that you will be less gassy. The key to reducing gas is in how you prepare your beans. By soaking them in cool water overnight and then discarding the wat...  

Deodorant's Link to Cancer, Alzheimer's and Dementia »

Over the past few years, rumors have circulated linking aluminum in deodorant and antiperspirants to cancer, Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. While studies have shown there is no scientific evidence to support these rumors, aluminum-free deodorants have flooded the market. Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer These rumors started from various studies that looked at the aluminum-based compound in antiperspirants that plug the sweat ducts to keep you from sweating. The theory states that since ...  

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