Agency on Aging Area 4

American Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to evaluate your risk factors for heart disease and to make healthy changes to your lifestyle. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In America, one in every 4 deaths is the...

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Social Isolation and Older Adults

Isolation and loneliness are two things that many older adults experience.  1 in 5 people over the age of 50 are affected by isolation.  A significant risk factor is living alone.  As children move away and spouses die, it leaves many living alone.  20% of...

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The 2016 Subaru Share the Love Event

            Choose to Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors Exciting news! For the ninth year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the Subaru Share the Love Event. Over for the past eight years, Subaru has donated nearly $10 million to Meals on Wheels—that’s the...

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Older Adult LGBT Housing Crisis

Housing is a critical issue among the aging community. It is especially critical in the aging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.  LGBT older adults experience      discrimination in health and social service delivery, as well as housing.  When older LGBT people move into traditional...

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Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults

California does not have extreme winters like other parts of the United States. However, in this region we do have areas that experience freezing temperatures, ice and snow. Regardless, when the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the...

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EnCorps STEM Teachers Program

Currently, the fastest growing segment of the population is older adults (age 65+), who are also the healthiest, most active and best educated in our history. Added to this is the ever-increasing numbers of adults 60+ who are in an ideal position to act as...

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August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Month.  Traditionally, the importance of immunizations are focused on the young.  In fact, immunizations are important for people of all ages. Vaccine-preventable diseases cause significant illness, hospitalization, pain, disability, and death in the United States. Older adults are disproportionately affected: Pneumonia causes between...

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Stay Safe in the Heat

This coming week our region is going to experience triple digit temperatures.  It is imperative that older adults be careful during this heat wave.  People over the age of 65 are less efficient in regulating body temperature because they don’t sweat as much as younger...

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Know Abuse. Report Abuse.

      June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  For every case of elder abuse reported, an estimated four cases go unreported.  It is up to us as caring professionals, community members, and neighbors to be on the lookout for the older adults and younger vulnerable...

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