Aging

January 4, 2017

Fit Over 40 – Five Tips for Living Well and Staying Active

By Mary Helen Letterle Manager, Mission Sports Medicine. As we age, we know that strength, flexibility and bone density diminish. But for those willing to stay active and make good lifestyle and fitness choices, much can be done to fend off the decline and slow down the effects of aging. Below, are some helpful tips […]

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October 20, 2016

Intimidated by Advance Care Planning? Some Steps to Get You Started

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners Most of us would like to die at home, surrounded by our loved ones, but many haven’t made the necessary plans. Getting your advance directive and healthcare power of attorney documents in place can be a gift to both you and your family. Here are some steps to get you […]

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December 17, 2015

Grief at the Holidays: Finding Ways to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

By Tyra Goodman Bereavement Counselor, CarePartners There’s no doubt the holidays are a hectic and stressful time. But when you are also grieving the loss of a loved one, the season can be a painful reminder of their absence. This time of year can be especially challenging for grievers, as the holidays are presented as […]

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November 24, 2015

How Can You Distinguish Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Duff Rardin MD, Mission Neurology If you’re a Baby Boomer, there’s a good chance that you’re beginning to wonder about things like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You’re not alone if you don’t know the difference between the two, because there’s a lot of confusing and misleading information out there. Medically, there is a distinct […]

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September 21, 2015

Exercising for Healthy Agers

By: Staci Hooper, MPH Community Director YMCA OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Falls are the most common cause of hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries among seniors. They are also the leading cause of fatal injuries. Many who have suffered injuries from falling also develop a fear of falling again. Unfortunately, once they start limiting their […]

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May 8, 2015

THE GIFT OF GOODBYE

"Hospice isn't about ending your life; it's about completing your life."

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