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“Forever Fit” TV Series Begins Tomorrow, Friday, July 16

Some days, cooking can seem like a time-consuming hassle and making time for exercise falls victim to our busy schedules.   But, if we’re told “you are what you eat” and “move it or lose it,” what should we do? This

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‘Red flags’ for hoarding must be taken seriously

Q: I have a casual acquaintance I’ll call Sarah. Together, we go out to dinner or attend social events. When we pick Sarah up, I am never invited into her home. A mutual friend described the apartment as extremely cluttered,

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For seniors there’s help getting digital access

Question: I know several people my age, 75, who use the internet regularly, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. I’ve tested a desktop computer at the public library with the assistance of staff, but I can’t afford a computer at

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Falls Prevention Week: Six steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling

Question: My mother is becoming much more afraid of falling as she gets older. Some of her friends have had serious falls, and she’s worried she could be next. What can she do to ease her fears and help prevent

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Vaccines aren’t just for children

Question: I get a flu shot every fall and have had the COVID-19 vaccination. My primary physician recently said she had reviewed my vaccination history and recommended that I get a couple of booster shots. I am in my late

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What are a care manager’s duties?

Question: A friend of mine often compliments the care manager from your agency. She says he is an immense help in allowing her to remain living in her own home. Can you tell me a little about what a care

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Ask Joan: Preparing your house for retirement

Question: I’ve just turned 55, but I’ve always been a planner. What can I do now to prepare my house for living in once I retire? Answer: Many of us want to age in place, to remain living in our own homes

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How to cope with the heat

Question: When I was younger, I was an avid sun worshiper because I thought I looked better with a tan. After having several skin cancers, I cut back my time in the sun. Now that I’ve reached my 70s, I