Archive for February, 2021

Spring – Seasonal Safety
It’s that time of year again. Spring is Soon Upon Us!

Is it true that bringing out the power tools is the (stereotypical) masculine cure for spring fever?

These days it is highly likely you will see both men and women out in their yards mowing the lawn or blowing leaves off the grass. After all, power tools make yard care easier than ever, empowering everyone.

What hasn’t changed are the basic rules to assure the tools are used safely. Each has its particular manufacturer’s instructions which you must read every year to refresh y…

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25 ways to take a virtual vacation

By Michele McGovern
February 15th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Whether the pandemic grounded you, or you prefer to stay home, take a virtual vacation. It’s the way to travel this year.

The variety of vacations you can take from the confines of your home are practically limitless. In fact, older adults might be able to travel more than ever this year because you can go from beaches and mountains to art museums and historical sites virtually.

Here are a multitude of vacation ideas to enjoy from home:
National points of interest
You can take a virtual vacation to visit national monuments, historical points of interest and national…

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6 ways to protect your heart health

By Michele McGovern
February 1st, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Older adults are smart to focus on heart health year round. But now – in the wake of a pandemic that adversely affected people with heart conditions – it’s more important than ever.

Heart disease is the No. 1 leading cause of death in adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s the second leading cause for deaths in adults 45-64, the CDC says.

The good news, most adults are taking steps to improve their overall health in response to the pandemic. And those with chronic conditions are giving it extra attention, the Parad…

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