September is Fall Prevention Month!

September is Fall Prevention Month!

Tips for Seniors September is Fall Prevention Month! Many older adults choose to continue living at home as they age. However, their homes may not be as functional as they once were.  In fact, over half of all falls take place at home. With a few modifications,...
Tips for Staying Cool During a Heat Wave

Tips for Staying Cool During a Heat Wave

Tips for Seniors Tips for Staying Cool During a Heat Wave Staying safe in hot weather is essential, especially for seniors who may be more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Here are some important tips to stay safe during the heat: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty...
Grocery Assistance Programs for Seniors

Grocery Assistance Programs for Seniors

Tips for Seniors Grocery Assistance Programs for Seniors Written by: Coriann MacNeill, UCO graduate student in dietetics &  Tawni Holmes, PhD, RD, LD Good nutrition is essential to health, independence, and quality of life of older adults and one of the major...
Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tips for Seniors Alzheimer’s and Dementia When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, we often wonder the causes and the impact that it will have on them as well as us as care givers. Will we be able to keep them in their home safely? What is the...
What do you know about DNRs?

What do you know about DNRs?

Tips for Seniors What do you know about DNRs? Discussing end of life issues can be difficult, but it is important that your wishes are known in the event of an emergency. Having these conversations with family members and putting your wishes in writing somewhere in...
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