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By Roy Nestor, Safety Coordinator Now, more than ever, social media is leaving a tremendous impact on our culture. From connecting with friends on Facebook to checking local sports news on Twitter, these popular websites have become an everyday habit for many. Aside from catching up with old pals or searching the latest trends, social […]

By Tammie Fraser, Practice Administrator According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 58 million Medicare beneficiaries will begin to receive new Medicare cards over a 12-month period, starting in April 2018. This is to eliminate your Social Security Number (SSN) from the card in order to fight medical identity theft. These numbers […]

If you were to ask ten different people, “What does wellness mean to you?” you would probably get ten different answers. Just as no two people are alike, no two journeys to wellness are identical either. One fact that most people can agree on is that wellness is important and that striving for a personal […]

The internet is a powerful tool for seniors who want to stay connected with their loved ones and continue learning. It’s also a convenient place for scammers to commit fraud, especially against older adults. Whether from identity theft or malicious software hacks, there are ways seniors can prevent themselves from becoming a target. Avoid Responding […]

For many seniors, the idea of living in a retirement community is ideal because it offers a social atmosphere and engaging programs. New support for this instinct has emerged from a recent study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study found that isolated older adults have a shorter lifespan than those […]

Recently, the American Heart Association lowered the bar for high blood pressure from 140/90 to 130/80. These guidelines are based on the detection, prevention, management, and treatment of high blood pressure. For many Americans, this means that they are at higher risk than they once were. If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, […]

Social networking sites build upon the concept where you are connected to new people through people you already know. The purpose of some networking sites may be purely social, allowing users to establish friendships or romantic relationships, while others may focus on establishing business connections. Although the features of social networking sites differ, all allow […]

It’s that time of year when the ovens are baking, the eggnog is flowing, and the smell of sugar cookies fill the air. It is a time for family and celebration, but also a time to indulge in some of your seasonal favorites. Maintaining a balanced diet during the holidays can sometimes feel impossible, but […]

According to recent studies, there are many health and therapeutic benefits of gardening for seniors. The physical and visual access to nature has been proven to help improve overall mood, reduce stress, and even lower blood pressure. For people living with Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of gardens are even greater. For one of Shell Point’s […]