Month: October 2021

Women against breast cancer

Helping Seniors Get Screened for Breast Cancer

Seniors may need unique attention to ensure that they get the needed breast cancer screening as they age. In order to ensure that missed mammograms are not missed possibilities for early detection; caregivers, companions, and family members can help plan doctor visits and ensure transportation. Other times, older people may hesitate having screenings performed out …

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12 Types Of Medication That Could Increase An Older Adult’s Fall Risk

The National Council on Aging has reported that falls are the primary reason for fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. One in four Americans aged 65 and older experiences a fall annually. Education and fall prevention remain a top priority for seniors, health care providers and family caregivers. Although preventative efforts focus on reducing …

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Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Etowah County. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years. Led …

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