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State of Illinois COVID-19 Executive order

September 13, 2021 — As the Delta variant is sweeping through Illinois, affecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated people of all ages, Illinois Governor Pritzker issued a new mandate. The CDC estimates that the Delta variant makes up for more than 90% of all COVID-19 cases in the U.S to date. It is more aggressive and transmissible than other variants.... Read More

Improving Brain Health

August 31, 2021 — A new study from New York University Grossman School of Medicine shows that having someone to talk to is a factor in staving off memory loss. Supportive social interactions in adulthood are important for your ability to stave off cognitive decline despite brain aging or neuropathological changes such as those present in Alzheimer’s disease, a... Read More

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day—In Moderation

March 9, 2021 — This year, our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will likely look quite different. We won’t be crowding into pubs for a corned beef dinner—more likely, it will be a home-cooked affair, or maybe takeout. Perhaps some clever folks will festoon their leprechaun decorations with facemasks, which makes sense: staying safe isn’t just a matter of luck!... Read More

Good For the Heart Indulgent Treats

February 27, 2021 — Four Indulgent Treats That Are Good for the Heart                                                   We’ve been celebrating American Heart Month during February, and many of us are thinking about ways to take good care of our... Read More

National Wear Red Day 2/5/2021

February 5, 2021 — DALLAS, February 3, 2021— Despite the devasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer of women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association’s newly released 2021 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics.[1] Heart disease kills one woman approximately every 80 seconds, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and... Read More

February Sweetness

February 4, 2021 — Description: New studies provide yet more motivation to control our sugar intake. More than half of Americans are overweight, motivating many to put healthy eating on their list of New Year’s resolutions. Now, three weeks into 2021, they may be faltering in their resolve to cut back on sugar. Here are yet more reasons why it’s... Read More

Immunizing Against Fraud

January 24, 2021 — Immunize Older Adults Against Fraud With a Dose of Information Con artists often take advantage of events in the news as they create bogus schemes to part us from our money. And what has been a bigger news story than the COVID-19 pandemic?  Scammers have been busy. They’ve been selling phony preventative and treatment cures,... Read More

Seniors Aren’t the Only Ones at Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness

August 20, 2020 — At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was much publicity about older adults being at highest risk of the serious effects of the disease—hospitalization, needing ventilator care, and death. Then, as some areas of the country loosened social distancing requirements, seniors were urged to continue to stay home. But many younger adults seemed to... Read More

Poison Control Reminders for the Pandemic

August 12, 2020 — Protecting older adults Medication management can be challenging, and as older adults are quarantining at this time, many lack the support they usually have to ensure they’re taking their prescription drugs at the right time, in the right way. Here are some tips: Have a system to help remember when to take medications. This could... Read More