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Good Food, Good Health

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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 this health care spending. What is disconcerting about….

Social Work Month: Forging Solutions Out of Challenges

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Social Workers are recognized every year during the month of March for their contributions to society. The theme this year is “Forging Solutions Out of Challenges.” Social workers focus on building individual strengths to shape solutions that help people reach….

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

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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

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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….

Willows Resident 'Walks on Air' One More Time

Willows Resident “Walks on Air” One More Time

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In June, The Willows at Westborough Residents Bob and Karin Bleakney celebrated Bob’s birthday by enjoying his favorite hobby—flying. Bob’s fascination with flying began when he was a boy and his father took him and his brother, Dick, to see….

Respite Stays: Smart options for interim care

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Everyone needs a break from work from time to time, and that’s certainly true for those of us who are caregivers for elders and other people we love. But how can caregivers feel at ease leaving someone who needs them….

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Nourishing Your Skin: After Summer Skin Repair

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In between summer and fall, the sun is still warm and inviting, but not the best for our skin. Avoiding excessive sunlight and kicking the nicotine habit are the more obvious ways to protect your skin, but what you eat….

Yoga: An Exercise Program for All Ages

Yoga: An Exercise Program for All Ages

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Yoga has been shown to help alleviate or reduce many health challenges, making it an increasingly popular exercise choice for our older adult population. Senior Yoga classes are popping up everywhere – health clubs, senior centers, assisted living residences, and….

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