Senior News

Schedule a Day of Medical Appointments

by Louise Kramer, AARP   When it comes to our health, medical emergencies and illnesses like the flu always get seen to — STAT. Routine medical appointments … not so much. Annual exams are easy to shrug off, but it’s important to fit those physicals, mammograms and dental cleanings into our busy lives. A regular screening can identify…

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Your Body’s General Health at 60+

by Sari Harrar, AARP The Magazine   The good news in your 60s: Making healthy changes will have a greater impact today than at any other time in your life. The reality check in your 60s: Better get to know your blood pressure and blood sugar numbers now. You have a long, healthy life ahead. Indeed, men turning…

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Why Mental Illness Is So Hard to Spot in Seniors

by David Levine, USNews.com   THE INSTITUTE OF Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) issued a report in 2012, “The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?” that said 14 to 20 percent of U.S. adults over age 65 have one or more mental health or substance use conditions. That’s about 8 million people. Yet…

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NIH Warns About Heat-Related Illness

by Kent Allen, AARP   As the weather turns significantly warmer, older adults are especially vulnerable to heat-related ailments, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is warning. “As we age,” NIH notes, “our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. … Hyperthermia can include heat stroke, heat edema (swelling in your ankles and feet when you…

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Upcoming Events

November 15 @ 10-11:30am

Alzheimer’s and other dementias Caregivers support group. Meetings will be held in Cary at St. Michaels Archangel Center next to the church. Facilitated by Laurie Ray. Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10am. laurie@lifelinks.care

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November 15 @ 3pm

Alzheimer’s Support Group at Gabriel Manor Assisted Living & Memory Care, 84 Johnson Estate Road Clayton, NC. Support groups are held every 3rd Thursday of the month at 3pm. Contact Pamela Mayo; 919.703.7368 or Pamela.mayo@saberhealth.com for questions.

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November 15 @ 7pm

Family and Friends, please come and join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month for a Family Support Group at Brookdale MacArthur Park (111 MacArthur Drive) facilitated by Casey Hix 919-460-5959

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November 20 @ 2pm

Alzheimer’s and related Dementia Support Group at Spring Arbor of Raleigh. Refreshments will be served. Support group held every 3rd Tuesday at noon. For more details contact Sandra at  919-250-0255

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November 20 @ 4:30-6:00pm

Memory Café of Cary that is held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Cary Senior Center.  The five Cary Rotary Clubs along with the Town of Cary have been hosting a Memory Café in the Town of Cary for the past 4 years.  The Café is for residents of Cary with Alzheimer’s…

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