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Assistive Technology

Assistive technology refers to any item, piece of equipment or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. These items can be those purchased commercially, modified or customized for the individual. According to the Centers for Disease Control it is estimated that: • One

Home for the Holidays

It is said that love is the greatest gift of all. As many families gather together during the holiday season, it may provide a good opportunity to express how much care through frank and open discussion with older relatives about their wellbeing. If you are not living in the same

Healthy Eating for Thanksgiving

It is the holiday season once again; which means loads of tasty food. Thanksgiving only comes around once a year and often we over indulge. So, what is the harm in splurging, right? According to WebMD the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season. While this
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Sometimes We All Need Reminded

In times past, a string around an index finger was the universal symbol of a reminder. Today, I have reminders virtually everywhere. I believe every electronic device I own will remind me of the things I need to do. My e-mail, phone, and iPod – all have calendars with alarms
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Three Things You Thought You Knew About Hospice

Join Hospice of Southern Illinois in their celebration in November of National Hospice Month. During National Hospice Month, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Hospice Organizations across the United States encourage others to emphasize the importance of quality end-of-life care for all Americans, regardless of age, diagnoses

2014 Medicare Open Enrollment

What Will You Find During Medicare Open Enrollment? October 15 - December 7 Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That's why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options
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Domestic Violence and Older Adults

Domestic Violence in Older Couple Relationships When society talks about domestic violence (DV) the discussion normally focuses on couples that are young, dating or recently married. But, DV can happen in any relationship. DV is an pattern of violence or intimidation by an intimate partner, which is used to gain power
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

      Help Finish the Fight Against Breast Cancer Join the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Significant progress in the fight against breast cancer has been made in recent years, but more needs to be done. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the U.S. other than
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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provide eligible seniors with resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from approved farmers' markets.  The purpose of the SFMNP is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables with low
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