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CDC: Diabetes rates on the rise

July 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Why the next big chronic disease challenge for skilled nursing facilities could be diabetes.

Protecting seniors from heat stroke risk

July 13, 2017  |  the National Institute on Aging
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The sweltering summer months can be dangerous for older adults, especially if they have chronic diseases, high blood pressure or obesity.

Nonagenarians: Age is a mindset

July 6, 2017  |  KHN
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Is 90 the new 40? People in their ninth decade say age is more about the way people choose to live rather than the year they were born.

An awakening

June 26, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.

Artery health related to diet

June 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research has found aging blood vessels is more of a reflection of a sedentary culture than genetics, suggesting healthy aging is possible. 

Mealtime assistance

May 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Having someone help you eat is one thing but having a separate feeding room makes resident blogger Kathleen Mears anxious. 

From tree to table

May 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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One Northeast retirement community is going straight to the source, its grounds, to provide residents a sweet treat. 

Skipping snacks

April 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea. 

A winning recipe

April 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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One retirement community whipped up a resident's award-winning recipe for all to enjoy.

A new market for seniors

April 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Episcopal Senior Communities is growing its produce markets, which offer fresh and affordable produce for California seniors. 

A dysphagia cook-off

March 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Master’s students serve up dysphagia-friendly recipes in a cooking competition final. 

A second helping

February 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathy Mears dishes on proper etiquette for extra food portions.

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