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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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Enough is Enough- Elder Abuse

  June  15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse? Elder abuse is an under recognized problem with devastating and even life threatening consequences. Every day, headlines throughout the U.S. paint a grim picture of seniors who have been abused, neglected, and exploited, often by people
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May is National Arthritis Month

Arthritis Basics Very Basic  Arthritis impacts more than 50 million adults (1 in 5) and 300,000 (1 in every 250 under the age of 18) children and is an often misunderstood disease. So what is arthritis?  It is not a single disease; it is a complex group of musculoskeletal disorders with many causes
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Older Americans Month 2014 Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.

Older adults have made countless contributions and sacrifices to ensure a better life for future generations. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. This celebration recognizes older Americans for their contributions and demonstrates our nation’s commitment to helping them stay
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What is an ADRC?

ADRC?  Great idea....but what is it exactly?  Well, ADRC stands for Aging and Disability Resource Center.  The idea started as a result of the complexity of services to both the aging and disability communities. There are agencies that serve people over 55 and under 60, there are agencies that serve
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Social Security: Know before you go

Social Security: Know before you go! According to the Pew Research Center starting January 1st 2011 "Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day for the next 19 years."  Most of those turning 65 and many more approaching that age are
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