Three days ago – June 18 – we marked the UN inaugurated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day(WEEAD). The reason the day was created and the aim of it is to: “focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. It also seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an…

Although it is well known that a healthy diet and exercise can help to prevent the development of cancer, it is not a guarantee that cancer will not emerge, even an otherwise healthy individual. As we age the risk of developing certain types of cancers increases, and it is important to catch cancer as early…

While kids can’t wait for the summer vacation to start, for a lot of other demographics – specifically parents and seniors – the summertime can be quite dreaded.  Planning is important and here we look at what is being done to assist the elderly during these months. Beginning June 25th in various parts Union County,…

As we age, it becomes harder to move.  Muscles lose flexibility.  We feel tired.  But the more we give into it, the harder it becomes.  That is why any kind of movement in the elderly is crucial.  Maintaining and pushing oneself is vital for quality of life. In this video HASFIT teaches 20 minute exercise…

A new study from the Netherlands reveals that people that eat a diet primarily of vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish have larger brains than those eating less of those healthy foods. The study’s senior author, Dr. Meike Vernooij explained the results: “Adhering to an overall healthy diet quality supports brain health and might be a…

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