Older Americans Month

Every year in May, Older Americans Month recognizes the contributions of older adults across the nation. While raising families and building careers, older Americans also gave back to their communities in a variety of ways. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This month we remind others to continue to protect our…

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American Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one killer in Americans. About one in three women are diagnosed with heart disease. Every February, we celebrate American Heart Month to raise awareness about cardiovascular health, and educate others on heart disease and stroke prevention. Prevention is not impossible, you can start by increasing your physical activity and choosing…

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Cardiovascular Professionals Week

February is American Heart Month, which is not only a great time to raise awareness of heart disease, but also a great time to celebrate the cardiovascular professionals who help diagnose and treat heart conditions. Cardiovascular Professionals Week recognizes the constancy, dedication, and professional commitment of invasive and non-invasive professionals delivering emergent and routine care…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week is observed each year during February 7–14 to promote awareness and education about congenital heart defects. It affects approximately one in 100 births every year in the United States. It is the word’s most common birth defect. Take this week to raise awareness of congenital heart defects.

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National Healthy Weight Week

In many parts of the United States, January contains short days, and harsh air. Though it may be difficult, keeping active year round is one of the most important ways to reduce one’s risk of cancer and other health issues. National Healthy Weight Week is celebrated on the third week of January and encourages Americans…

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Thyroid Health Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small gland found in the middle of the lower neck. The hormones it produces helps control your body temperature and heart rate, and help regulate the production of protein. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Up to 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition. The thyroid can be either over-active or under-active.…

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National Nutrition Month

“Eat Right, Bite by Bite!” March is National Nutrition Month! We encourage everyone to focus on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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Memoir Writing for Older Adults

Memoir Writing for Older Adults

  When we connect to others on a deep level, we feel “heard” and understood. As a person ages, life can become lonely and connecting to others a more difficult feat. One way to connect to others as an older adult is through a memoir writing class or activity.   Given a piece of paper…

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