Growing Older with Healthy Joints

By Etta Hornsteiner
March 11th, 2019 Health & Wellness No Comments
older runner-Joint health for older adults

Truly, it should be on the list of words that do not translate between generations. Mention joint to a young person and his face might light up; his grandparent, on the other hand, likely would grimace in pain and grab his knee or shoulder. For the young generation, joint suggests pleasure, but for older adults it too often means pain. Does it have to be this way?

Perhaps you’ve heard the joke about the man who walks into his doctor’s office. The doctor asks, “What’s wrong?”

“It’s my left knee,” the patient answers. “It hurts when I walk.”

“We…

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You will surely enjoy viewing this video as you hear Rosita Johnson tell about her decades of service to help South Africans and their struggle of apartheid– all while juggling full-time work as a Philadelphia teacher, serving as a delegate to the American Federation of Teachers and raising a family.

Learn how she co-founded Friends of SOMAFCO. After that, hear how she led and worked alongside groups of volunteers as they rolled up their sleeves to make a difference.  For example, the 1995-1996 “Booking it from Philadelphia to Soweto” project resulted in the organizati…

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Another Reason to Sing!

By Etta Hornsteiner
February 25th, 2019 Health & Wellness 1 Comment
singing garden statues -benefits of singing

“I sing because I’m happy! I sing because I’m free!”

These are two lines from the song I love to sing in the shower, and I sing them at the top of my voice. Why do you sing? Singing is a wonderful activity which has all sorts of benefits—physical, psychological and emotional, and social. It’s like that health drink that promises to treat every malady under the sun on a cloudy day, except that singing truly does. There is a yet another benefit of singing that I don’t hear people talk much about and I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because we’re not awa…

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Are you on a wellness journey that is ever-evolving? If so, then you will especially appreciate Friends Life Care’s philosophy on health, wellness and wellbeing: VigR® Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience™.  As part of this, Friends Life Care is kicking off the Spring VigR® programming with workshops, tours and learning opportunities.
You are invited.  Register today.  Join us and bring a friend.
This Spring, we are bringing back some of our most popular workshops: Can You Hear Me Now?, Taking Charge of Your Bone Health, How to Keep Your Pelvic Fl…

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pescatarian diet. grilled salmon with salad

Are all plant-based diets equal? Perhaps, but when it comes to protecting your heart against heart disease, the pescatarian diet may rank as number one.

Pescatarian diet is a plant-based diet that includes fish and other seafood but not the flesh of other animals.  The diet, which is very similar to the Mediterranean diet, is a powerhouse. Combining the plant kingdom with the sea kingdom, the diet is rich in nutrients that can stave off cardiovascular diseases.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 610,000 people die of heart disease in th…

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