April News: Are Your Feet Healthy?

If The Shoe Fits… Wearing comfortable shoes that fit prevent many ailments of the feet. Get a proper fit by considering these tips! Feet change and grow larger with age, so always have your feet measured when buying shoes. The best time of the day to measure your feet is at the end of the […]

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March News: Nutrition is Important

Nutrition What’s Important to Know About Nutrition if You’re a Senior As we age, our metabolism slows down. As a result we need fewer calories. Because we need fewer calories, it’s important that the calories we take in, are from nutrient-rich foods. Nutrition is important for proper function of the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. Proper […]

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February News: Heart Healthy Living

Six Steps to a Healthy Heart As we get older, heart health issues emerge. We may develop high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Work with your health professional to keep these heart health problems under control. No matter what your age, it’s never too late to start living a healthy lifestyle and getting your heart disease […]

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January News: How’s Your Balance?

Do you have good balance? Balance is often negatively affected because seniors lose feeling in their feet due to arthritis, diabetes, poor circulation or complications from a stroke. Some medications have side effects that impact balance. In addition, mild dementia also causes balance problems. So, what can you do? Proper exercise builds strength and improves […]

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December News: Trouble Sleeping?

Trouble Sleeping? As we get older, changes to sleeping patterns are a part of the normal aging process.  Many older adults report being less satisfied with their quality of sleep and find themselves more tired throughout the day. For older adults, a good night’s sleep is important because it improves concentration and memory function and allows […]

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November News: Take The Challenge

Take the Challenge It’s a challenge at the holidays to make healthy food choices when so many delicious, rich foods are being served. Remember, the holidays are a time for family and fun. Don’t focus just on food. Offer to bring your favorite diabetes-friendly dish to the dinner. The hostess will appreciate that. Drink in […]

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October News: A Lack of Vitamin D May Contribute to Osteoporosis, Muscle Weakness, Hip Fractures, and Other Problems

Vitamin D and Seniors A lack of Vitamin D may contribute to osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hip fractures, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and overall poor health for seniors. But not many foods contain Vitamin D. The best food sources of Vitamin D are cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, tuna, beef liver cheese and egg yolks. […]

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Getting the flu can be a big problem! Protect yourself. Get your flu shot early!

September News: Flu Can Be a BIG PROBLEM

The Flu Bug is Coming Getting the flu can be a big problem, especially for seniors whose immune system may be weaker due to age. That is why people, 65 years and older, are more susceptible to the flu. Flu symptoms like fever or feverish feeling, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, […]

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More August News: Are You Feeling Hot?

Are You Hot? Heat-related Concerns             Wow! It’s Hot! A healthy body temperature is maintained by sweating. Older adults do not sweat easily and usually have other health conditions that affect their ability to lose heat. This is why older adults are high at risk for heat-related illnesses such as: […]

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August Special News Flash: 2015 Flu Shots Soon Available!

Don’t wait! Call (314) 726-5600 to speak with a Senior Care Consultant who can schedule a flu clinic in your facility for the safety and convenience of your residents. …And keep watch for a future post on “walk-in” days and times  for individual flu shots that will be given at AW Health Care, conveniently located in University […]

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