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Respect Your Elders: Iris Apfel »

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#RespectYourElders: Known for her bold sense of style, Iris Apfel (born 1921) is the 94-year-old American fashion icon whose career is still going strong. Apfel was born and raised in Queens, New York, and studied art history at New York Universit...  

New Resources for Unexpectedly Healthy Recipes You'll Love »

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Preparing healthy meals day in and day out can often feel like a huge undertaking, especially for older adults. Shifts in appetite as well as the onset of health problems can make this more difficult still and lead to a need to increase your daily...  

Respect Your Elders: Mark Spitz »

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#RespectYourElders: In honor of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games beginning in Rio this past weekend, it’s a good time to look back at one of the greatest Olympic champions in U.S. history. Mark Spitz (born 1950) is a former competitive swimmer and n...  

How Can a Dietitian Help Older Adults Like You? »

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Do you ever struggle to maintain a healthy diet? Who doesn’t? Some days, reaching for a burger and fries or a couple slices of pizza may sound far more appealing than loading up on fruits, veggies and healthy whole grains. In fact, an ice cream co...  

Improving the Lives of People with Memory Loss: Art and Music Therapy »

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At Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services (CMSS), we believe in the power of the arts to benefit mood and health. That’s why we’ve worked hard to bring research-based art and music therapy to CMSS communities, along with a wide selection of worksho...  

Respect Your Elders: Carmen Herrera »

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#RespectYourElders: Carmen Herrera is finally getting full recognition for her artistic works —at age 101. Herrera, a Cuban-born abstract painter, began making art in the 1940s and 50s, but she was often overshadowed by male counterparts. Accordi...  

Summer Reading Suggestions Featuring Silver-Haired Heroes »

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Those seeking adventure come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. According to a study done by LeadingAge, “the proportion of travel adventurers over age 85 has increased more than 70 percent since 2004.” As you plan your escapades to enjoy these long ...  

Respect Your Elders: Barbara Cook »

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#RespectYourElders: Barbara Cook (born 1927), a Tony-award winning actress, recently published a memoir about her life titled “Then & Now.” Cook is best known for her performances in the original productions of Broadway musicals “Plain and Fa...  

What To Do If You Suspect Your Older Loved One Is Being Abused »

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It’s something no one wants to see happen — abuse of their older loved one. Yet millions of older adults face abuse every year from family members, friends or trusted caregivers. Oftentimes, signs of elder abuse can be hard to spot. Besides physi...  

Respect Your Elders: Garrison Keillor »

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#RespectYourElders: Garrison Keillor (born 1943), a noted author and radio personality, has hosted his self-created radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” for over 40 years. Keillor began his radio broadcasting career while studying at Universit...