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Home Safety Measures for Fall Prevention

Home Safety Measures for Fall Prevention

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Preventing falls among older adults is an integral component in remaining active, healthy, and independent in one’s home. The unfortunate truth is one out of three adults 80 or older suffers a fall annually. Once someone is the victim of….

Cognition and Speech Therapy

Cognition and Speech Therapy

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National Better Hearing and Speech Month In recognition of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s designation of May as National Better Hearing & Speech Month, SALMON VNA speech department team members share some of the ways speech-language pathologists (SLPs) may help improve….

Turning Back the (Biological) Clock

Turning Back the (Biological) Clock

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Since it was discovered 35 years ago that seniors have the ability to reverse the loss of muscle strength and endurance, the Personalized Exercise Program (PEP) at The Willows at Westborough has been on the cutting edge of senior fitness…..

Help for Swallowing Difficulties

Help for Swallowing Difficulties

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National Better Hearing and Speech Month In recognition of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s designation of May as National Better Hearing & Speech Month, SALMON VNA speech department team members share some of the ways speech-language pathologists (SLPs) may help improve….

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

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Since 1980, March has been designated “National Nutrition Month,” an opportunity to celebrate and become better educated about the importance of nutrition in our lives. National Nutrition Month® is a campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics….

Good Food, Good Health

Good Food, Good Health

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Using food to prevent and manage chronic illness The United States spends more on health care than any other nation in the world. People with chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and adult onset diabetes account for 75% of….

Holidays and Food are Like a Marriage Made in Heaven

Holidays and Food are Like a Marriage Made in Heaven

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Visions of tasty dishes bring feelings of warmth and joy. The last thing we think of is health and nutrition. But did you know that those wonderful dishes are loaded with nutrition? Sweet potato casserole, smooth butternut squash soup, roasted….

Holiday Gift Ideas for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Holiday Gift Ideas for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

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The following ideas for what to buy—and not buy—for people with Alzheimer’s disease are from the Alzheimer’s Association website. For gift ideas for everyone that help support research into Alzheimer’s disease, visit http://shop.alz.org/ for their variety of fine items. Clothes….

SALMON’s Nutrition Expert Gives Some Kitchen Tips

SALMON’s Nutrition Expert Gives Some Kitchen Tips

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As part of my responsibilities as the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator at SALMON Health and Retirement, I do quarterly inspections of all our Dining Services Departments for sanitation and safe food handling practices. It’s critical that we maintain high standards in….

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