Helping Seniors Get Screened for Breast Cancer

October 1, 2019 quintan
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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September Is Healthy Aging Month!

September 3, 2019 quintan
Carolyn Worthington is the editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine and executive director of Healthy Aging®. She is also the originator of September is Healthy Aging® Month. It is a yearly health observance celebration dedicated to bringing national awareness on the positive aspects of aging. And now in its 2nd decade, Worthington shares, September is Healthy
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12 TYPES OF MEDICATION THAT COULD INCREASE AN OLDER ADULT’S FALL RISK

August 8, 2019
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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Cherry Creek Village 2nd Annual Community Carnival

July 1, 2019
COME JOIN US FOR FUN, GAMES AND MORE KIDS AND GRANDKIDS ARE WELCOME! AUGUST 16TH FROM 11AM TO 1PM CHERRY CREEK VILLAGE 507 CHERRY STREET ATTALLA, AL 35954
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July Fun Facts and Trivia

July 1, 2019
Land of the free, home of the brave. The United States of America! Fourth of July is a holiday we all look forward to every year and it’s right around the corner! You probably have a July 4th tradition you do with family and friends. It is filled with beach trips, outdoors, summer fun, way
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National Month Observances in June

June 4, 2019
National Month Observances in June There are many things we recognize in the month of June, Father’s Day, which makes sense that it is also Men’s Health Month, Alzheimer’s and brain awareness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness month just to name a few.  June also serves as National Safety Month. Injuries are the leading
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Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

May 3, 2019 wpengine
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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April is Stress Awareness Month

April 2, 2019 wpengine
April is the month of Stress Awareness and if anyone is likely to feel stressed out, they are probably a caregiver! The focus this month is to be aware of your levels of stress. It sounds simple, but when you feel stress, getting into the habit of noticing helps you manage it better, understand your
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A New Year a New You for Seniors

February 28, 2019
About half of Americans make some type of New Year’s resolutions, although, studies show only about 8% are successful in achieving them.  Why?  Often because they set a goal that is simply too high.  Here are some realistic ways seniors can improve their lives and wellbeing year-round and are also easily attainable. Updating your legal
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What the Flu is Going On in Alabama?

February 28, 2019
Influenza–like illness is at 7.30% statewide. This represents a decrease in the number of patients visiting their doctor with flu-like symptoms as compared to last week, although it is still above baseline ï Geographic spread** was reported as widespread to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ï During the last three weeks, Influenza
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