Blog

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

Posted on July 9, 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 feel invincible, and this is thought to have fueled a subsequent spike in cases.

Read Article

COVID-19: My City Is Reopening. How Can I Protect Myself?

Posted on July 7, 2020 - The American Geriatrics Society offers tips for older adults as communities start to reopen.

Read Article

Census 2020: Have You Been Counted?

Posted on July 2, 2020 - So many events have been affected by this year’s coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 election will be more complicated, the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year, and countless planned events were canceled. The 2020 Census has also been impacted by the pandemic.

Read Article

Keep Moving To Prevent Major Mobility Disability

Posted on June 30, 2020 - What is the strongest risk factor for disability as we age? The American Geriatrics Society says being physically inactive tops the list, and they take a look at the types of exercise that are most beneficial.

Read Article

Talking About Walking

Posted on June 25, 2020 - Many of us have felt cooped up during the past few months, spending most of our time indoors as we’ve been practicing social distancing. But we need to get out into the fresh air and sunshine for our physical and emotional health. Is it safe to go for a walk today? It is! Public health experts say it’s just fine to walk outdoors, so long as we maintain a safe distance from others and wear a mask when advised.

Read Article