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Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: 4 Steps for Seniors to Combat Loneliness

Loneliness can cause depression and other mental health declines. Ensure your older loved ones feel belonging this holiday.

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18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

More than 75% of older adult falls happen in or near the home, but your home doesn’t have to be a falls hazard. Learn quick and easy changes you can make to your home today using this 18 step checklist.

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Healthy Aging In Winter and Beyond: 4 Important Vaccines for Seniors Covered by Medicare

Fall’s cooler temps means a respite from summer heat, but it also means a greater chance of getting sick. Learn what 4 vaccines you should talk to your doctor about today, and how Medicare will cover the costs.

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Importance of Annual Flu Vaccination for Adults 65 and Older

Did you know the flu can be very severe for older adults? Learn why it’s vital for adults 65+ to get vaccinated, and how actress, Judith Light, is working with NCOA to spread awareness and education about the flu vaccine.

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The Face of Malnutrition May be More Familiar Than You Think

The face of malnutrition may be more common than you think. Learn the warning signs and encourage people you know to speak to their doctor about their health.

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Acute vs. Chronic Conditions: What’s the Difference?

As we age, our immune systems change, making us more prone to acute and chronic diseases. Learn how these two disease types differ, and how to know if you or someone you know has one.

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How to Find Free Help for Seniors Struggling to Make Ends Meet

All of us dream of growing old with health, security, and independence—without having to worry too much about the costs of everyday life. Unfortunately, that is not the reality for many of today’s older adults.

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