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Respect Your Elders: Maggie Smith »

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#RespectYourElders: Dame Margaret “Maggie” Smith (born 1934) has worked as a stage, film and television actor for over 60 years. This week, at age 81, she won her fourth Emmy award, the third for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Gra...  

Three Health Conditions Affecting Women: Prevention and Treatment Tips »

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As we age, a number of circumstances – many beyond our control – help to determine what health issues we have a higher likelihood of facing. These can include family genetics, race, and gender. Older women, for example, face higher likelihoods of...  

Respect Your Elders: Floyd Norman »

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#RespectYourElders: Floyd Norman (born 1935) was the first African-American Walt Disney Productions hired as an animator, and at age 81, he’s still in the studio today. Norman was raised in Santa Barbara, California and started working at Disney ...  

Our Favorite TV Shows Featuring Older Actors »

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There’s nothing quite like kicking your feet up and tuning into your favorite television show after a long day. And while it often seems like TV and movies are narrowly focused on telling the stories of young people, we love these five shows in pa...  

Four Podcasts For Starters »

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Podcasts are becoming an increasingly popular way to consume news, stories, and other content. People enjoy the personalized touches of listening to their hosts talk, with the added bonus that you can enjoy podcasts while on the go — streaming pod...  

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 Universi...  

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...