Staying Safe This Summer

senior heat resizedExtreme heat happens when temperatures are much hotter and/or there is more humidity than normal. The following tips will help you and your loved ones stay safe during dangerous heat waves.

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Advice for Staying Healthy

healthy seniors webToday, more than 72,000 Americans have reached the age of 100 and that exclusive club is growing. Between 2000 and 2016, the percentage of centenarians increased by more than 43 percent. Whether you aspire to reach 100, or just want to feel your best, there are several things you can do to stay healthy physically as you grow older.

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Older Adults Must Take Caution to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

senior health walkersThink back to your summer days as a child. Long before social media, cells phones, laptops, the Internet and even video games, you probably spent most of the days outside.

If you’re like many of your generation, it was not unusual to return home only for meals, threatening storms and your mother’s increasingly angry calls to come in out of the dark. Back then, you headed off for adventure and weren’t about to be deterred by a little – or a lot – of heat.

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Food For Thought July-August 2017

CHRIS Luddeni chef webTraditions of Hanover Chef/Dietary Director - Chris Luddeni

What are your all-time favorite main dish, sides and desserts to make for residents and why?  
Broiled flank steak with Sauce Robert
Sautéed zucchini in garlic wine butter
Duchess sweet potatoes piped on a pineapple ring

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Reduce Your Risk of Dementia Caused by Advanced Age

worried man webMental decline is one of the greatest fears of older adults. In fact, a 2010 survey asking what disease Americans most feared found that 31% of respondents answered Alzheimer’s. This was second only to cancer, which got 43% of votes and far outpaced heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

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Reflections on Caring for Mom

nurse helping senior webAnna came to the United States around the turn of the century with her family when she was four years old. She was not old enough to be fearful of her new life away from Italy, but she knew things had changed. Children at school, and even teachers, laughed as she struggled to speak English. Eventually, she learned and found her way in life, marrying a first generation young Italian. The experiences molded her character to being strict and serious.

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