Social activities key to physical wellness among older adults

20 April 2010

Loss of muscle strength, speed and dexterity is a common consequence of aging and a well-established risk factor for death, disability and dementia. Yet, little is known about how and why motor decline occurs when it is not a symptom of disease.

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A new decade dawns: Urgency builds for leadership on aging issues

09 April 2010

When 2010 dawned, most of us were eager to turn the page, put the recession behind us, and look forward to a brighter decade. But, the reality is: Tough times remain, and there’s hard work to be done.

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Serene Bonaire, a Diver’s paradise

09 April 2010

On a slow ascent to the surface of the water from 60 feet down, the dive master spots something thrilling along the reef and extends her hand with all five fingers wiggling excitedly. It is a signal that can mean only one thing: Octopus!

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Without support caregivers don’t have a chance

09 April 2010

Until a year-and-a-half ago, Kathi Bailey, 47, felt like an “Oreo cookie.” She was sandwiched between the responsibilities of taking care of her cancer-stricken mother and meeting the needs of her two teenagers, her husband and her full-time job.

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Good friends offer safe harbor

09 April 2010

Friendship is the first word that comes to mind as I reflect on the last decade. When I ushered in the millennium at Walt Disney World, the big Y2K scare wasn’t a concern for me. Rather, I was enjoying the moment, surrounded by dear friends.

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Many ways to cut energy costs when decorating

09 April 2010

When decorating our homes, we tend to consider things like beauty and comfort, the durability of pieces we might buy or the image they project. But how many of us stop to consider our energy bills?

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