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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Winter is a magical season with its snowy landscapes and the joy of the holiday season. However, it also brings challenges, especially for seniors. Cold weather, slippery sidewalks, and shorter daylight hours can pose safety risks. To ensure a safe and enjoyable winter, we’ve gathered some essential tips for seniors to stay healthy and secure during the coldest months of the year. 1. Dress Warmly...

8 Steps to Fall-Proof Your Home

This week is Active Aging Week, an annual campaign to promote the benefits of healthy aging and lifestyles. It is held during the first week of October, beginning on the first Monday of the month. In 2023, it runs from October 2 to October 8. Falls are one of the greatest health risks for older adults. Every year, millions of people ages 65 and older...

Drowsy Driving: Is It Really So Bad?

Slow reaction times. Drifting from lane to lane. Traveling at inappropriate speeds. No, we’re not talking about drunk driving. We’re actually talking about drowsy driving. While many of us may think it’s perfectly normal ‒ or just a part of life ‒ to get behind the wheel when we feel sleepy, it’s a serious problem on our roadways. Each year, there are thousands of drowsy-driving-related...

What You Should Know About Common Household Poisons

Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers across America. And according to the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), more than 90% of those poisonings occur at home. To help you identify any potential poison risks in your home – and know what to do if a poisoning occurs – here’s what you should know about common household poisons....

19 Things You Should Never Leave In Your Car

Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like you’re living out of your car. You drive to and from work. Shuttle the kids around. Get groceries. Run errands… The list goes on. With all this busyness, your car can become a catch-all for everything you need throughout the day. But using your car as a temporary storage space is a bad habit to get into. Not only...