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By Belinda Pianezza The unforgiving summer heat can be hard for anyone to endure. It is easy to become overheated and dehydrated if you don’t look after yourself. Older adults are even more susceptible to the effects of heat. As we age, our bodies have a greater

By Belinda Pianezza There are two ages that don’t always mix… the digital age and the mature age. While there are many in the senior population that have embraced the digital age, there are still many that have not. Some have Facebook accounts on their cell

By Belinda Pianezza There is not another part of the body that takes as much of a beating as feet do. They carry full bodyweight for decades. As feet age, they begin to show their years. By the time they reach 65, they can become stiff

By Belinda Pianezza It's Friday afternoon and you are looking forward to taking the grandkids for the weekend. It will be your chance to connect with the junior members of your family and have some fun. You are excited, but you are not entirely sure what

By Belinda Pianezza There are some beliefs that the older we get, the more we are able to eat whatever we want whether it’s healthy or not. Nothing could be further from the truth. As we age, our bodies need more TLC than most would expect.

By Belinda Pianezza We have all heard the stories of a senior that has fallen in his/her home when no one was there. They lay stranded until someone happens to drop in to check on him/her. Falls are the leading cause of hospitalizations for seniors in

 By Belinda Pianezza For many people, getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. Stress, shift work, nocturnal pets and kids can shorten the average night’s sleep. By the time many reach the senior years, a good night’s sleep can be even harder to achieve.

By Belinda Pianezza Thinning hair comes with age. Not everyone may experience the lighter locks but for those that do, it can be frustrating. What is even more frustrating is if the hair loss involves eyebrows. Some will say that is an easy fix, just draw

By Belinda Pianezza No one wants to think about dying. We all spend time making plans and looking forward to the future. Just like everything else in life, there is an ending. Planning for that ending may not be enjoyable, but it is something that will

By Belinda Pianezza Getting older means developing a thin skin… literally. As we age, the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, thins. Why? The fat molecules in the skin reduce causing it to become thin and saggy. On top of that, the connective