Avoiding Dementia Is Not Purely a Matter of Genetics; Tips for Better Brain Health

Brain health is something most people tend to take for granted. When brains are functioning as they should, the average person does not think about ways to improve or avoid harming our brains. Yet, when a problem with cognitive skills or memory develops, many wish they had known more about brain health techniques. According to Read more about Avoiding Dementia Is Not Purely a Matter of Genetics; Tips for Better Brain Health[…]

Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month

In December of 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the month of February as American Heart Month. In his remarks, he exhorted Americans “to give heed to the nationwide problem of the heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.” Much has changed since Johnson’s stark call-to-action heightened Read more about Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month[…]

Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members

During the holiday season, many of us visit or are visited by our aging parents or relatives—often for the first time in months. Having awareness about specific changes in older adults that might be cause for concern is knowledge that can benefit all involved. This year, when gathering with your family for Chanukah or other Read more about Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members[…]

Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind

Every day, across the country, thousands of professionals and volunteers successfully link people in need of assistance to the programs, services, and nonprofit organizations that can best deliver it. These critical links, which are typically free to access and use, are accomplished through a powerful network of interconnected people and agencies, collectively known as the Read more about Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind[…]

Get Covered: Understanding and Enrolling in Medicare

For people who are soon turning 65—and for those 65 and older—Fall is a critical time to make decisions about healthcare and to enroll for Medicare Health Benefits. The decision is not as simple as it may seem. There are quite a few options, and understanding the differences can be confusing. However, it is important Read more about Get Covered: Understanding and Enrolling in Medicare[…]

Plan Ahead: How to Prepare in Case of a Medical Emergency

Because no one ever plans to get sick or injured, people often fail to prepare for what to do in the event of a medical emergency. Yet, planning ahead can make all the difference in a person’s outcome. Unexpected health crises can sometimes be life threatening, and they can be particularly alarming for older adults Read more about Plan Ahead: How to Prepare in Case of a Medical Emergency[…]

Aging in Place? How to Find Quality Home Care

By 2035 there will be 78 million people in the United States over the age of 65, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. That has many implications, including that finding affordable, quality care for older adults will become a necessity for those who have aging loved ones. More and more people Read more about Aging in Place? How to Find Quality Home Care[…]

Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better

As adults age, their interests, priorities, and eating habits change—and so do their nutritional needs. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 85: people need a balance of nourishing foods to enable them to look and feel their best. Eating a well-balanced diet can help people maintain a healthy Read more about Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better[…]

AgeWell Cincinnati ‘That One Place’ to Call for Older Adults

“My brother-in-law was feeling overwhelmed and had no idea where to turn. AgeWell Cincinnati provided a sense of relief that someone was there.” Since its launch in October 2017, AgeWell Cincinnati has answered more than 600 calls from people in Cincinnati who were looking for relief—like the caller above—advice, or services for older adults. As Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati ‘That One Place’ to Call for Older Adults[…]

Heart Month Perfect Time to Get Checked for High Blood Pressure

Heart disease is a serious health concern for many people, particularly older adults. According to the American Heart Association, one in three American adults suffer from a cardiovascular disease, which continues to be the number one cause of death among Americans. February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about risk factors for Read more about Heart Month Perfect Time to Get Checked for High Blood Pressure[…]