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Seniors

Senior Savvy

Free Stuff We Like: Senior Health Newsletters

E-letters from National Institute of Health offer tips and checklists that can be printed out and taken along.

It's Hot Out There!

Protect Yourself from Heat Dangers This Summer

Surviving the Stress of Your Parents

Book Review

Surviving the Stress of Your Parents' Old Age

Finding camaraderie and strength in one woman's real-life experiences as a caregiver.

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Enabled Life

Into the Garden

Accessibility Strategies for Life-long Planting

As seasons change so too do physical abilities. Whether you’re a senior with stability and walking issues, a person with a new spinal cord injury or someone who’s been coping with a mobility condition your whole life, gardening can be accessible. All you have to do is think creatively.

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QOL Check

Is Spasticity From Stroke Interfering With Your Life?

Last month the National Stroke Association launched a mini-campaign to celebrate International Quality of Life month. The organization’s goal was to raise awareness about spasticity and advocate for a better quality of life following stroke through its Faces of Stroke campaign.

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Be a Hero

Tools for Your Caregiving Arsenal

Caregiving doesn't have to be an isolating task. There are plenty of tools at your fingertips to help you conquer your fears and be the best caregiver you can be.

Rubber duck for bath

Rub-a-Dub: How Safe Is Your Tub?

Tips and Technology to Make Your Bathroom a Safer Place

Judging by how many people are injured in their bathrooms every year, many, many bathrooms could benefit from a safety overhaul. But every person’s and family’s needs are different. So before you can determine the types of improvements your bathroom needs, here are some things to consider.

Senior Driver

NIH Launches New Web Site for Senior Drivers

The National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have teamed up to help families answer the important question, Is it still safe to drive?

Maddak ADL awards

OTs Awarded Prizes for Aids to Daily Living

Aids to daily living manufacturer Maddak recognized occupational therapists for their product design efforts.

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Reinventing the Wheel

The Latest Advances in Wheelchair Technology and Mobility Equipment

Take a look at this year’s hottest new products.

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Finding Your Fitness Niche

Understand Your Exercise Needs for Increased Health, Independence in the Golden Years

The Mobility Project offers tips on making the most out of your fitness regimen.

Home Health Agencies to Bring the Polls to Homebound Individuals This Election Season

People unable to leave their homes will still get to the polls this year, thanks to a new initiative called Bring the Vote Home.

National Senior Games Association Heads South

The National Senior Games Association has relocated to Kissimmee, Fla.

Medicare infographic

Scooter Supplier Simplifies Medicare With Infographic

AllMobilityScooters.com created an infographic that puts the Medicare program into simpler terms.

NAHB Analysis Shows Even Geographic Distribution of People 55 or Older

According to a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis of government data, the geographic distribution of people 55 or older is fairly even across the country.