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Mask up for the good of your community
Mask up for the good of your community

Posted 9 minutes ago0 COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. Unwittingly, they can spread the virus through coughs, sneezes or even a conversation. That is why emphasis has been placed on widespread usage of cloth face coverings or face masks and practicing social

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Eating properly more important as we age
Eating properly more important as we age

As we get older, the importance of what we put into our bodies should not be taken lightly. In fact, maintaining a healthy diet could be the difference between life and death for some seniors with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. March is National Nutrition Month® and this is a time to

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Eating heart-healthy important part of managing cardiovascular disease
Eating heart-healthy important part of managing cardiovascular disease

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is a leading cause of poor health and disability in the United States. It’s responsible for eroding the quality of life and mobility for millions of people. Unfortunately, advanced age increases the likelihood of developing heart disease. According to 2018 data from the Centers for Disease Control and

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7 ways to show the love this Valentine’s Day
7 ways to show the love this Valentine’s Day

One of the sweetest holidays on the calendar will be here soon. Around the nation, people will celebrate Valentine’s Day and express their affection for the ones they love.  With both Christian and pagan roots, this holiday has been recognized since ancient times. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I declared February

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Happy National Activity Professional Week!
Happy National Activity Professional Week!

January 19-25 is National Activity Professional Week and it’s a time to recognize the work of these special people. They are a vital part of helping long-term healthcare residents live a full and rich life. We are blessed to have dedicated activity professionals that enhance the heart and spirit of our facility. We appreciate everything

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Glaucoma: Know the signs and save your vision
Glaucoma: Know the signs and save your vision

Did you know that glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States? According to the National Eye Institute, nearly 3 million people have glaucoma, but 50 percent don’t know they have it. In its early stages, glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms. By the time symptoms become noticeable, your vision could already be

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Are you at risk for atherosclerosis?
Are you at risk for atherosclerosis?

Age-related changes to the heart and blood vessels can put older people at risk for serious health problems. According to the National Institute on Aging, people ages 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack, have a stroke, develop heart disease or suffer heart failure. The most common

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How to bring the holidays to the nursing home
How to bring the holidays to the nursing home

The fall and winter months are times for togetherness and cherishing holiday moments with family and friends. When a loved one is in a long-term care facility, it can make the holidays seem different or difficult to handle. These feelings can be especially hard to cope with if they are not able to come home

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November is National COPD Awareness Month
November is National COPD Awareness Month

Maybe they’re a loved one. Maybe they’re a friend. Or, maybe they’re a neighbor. Whoever they may be, the chances are high that you already know someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). An estimated 405,000 people in Alabama have been diagnosed with this debilitating lung disease. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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How to put your health on the menu during the holidays
How to put your health on the menu during the holidays

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are nearly upon us, bringing promises of good times and good food. The holiday season is usually a time for gatherings with friends and family that include plentiful food and drinks. These times can also mean overindulging in some of our favorite comfort foods and desserts. A typical holiday meal

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