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Happily Ever Aging
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Assisted Living Communities Celebrate World Environment Day

Tis the season to support your local farmer’s market! This is one easy way to celebrate the environment on World Environment Day, June 5th. Awareness of your habits is key to making a difference every day.  Do you find yourself throwing out rotting food from the refrigerator? “Think Before You Eat and Help Save the Environment” is this year’s insightful theme to honor World Environment Day.Think about what you eat and manage portion sizes for your health and for the environment. Many assisted living communities do this every day! They take the lead from their residents who become involved in the selection of menu items, grow fruits, vegetables and spices that are used by the chef, and sometimes the residents even get involved in food preparation!

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The Importance of Diabetes Care

Diabetes can be a very confusing and overwhelming condition.  It is important as you manage your health that you become aware of ways to prevent this disease and manage it if you are diagnosed. People who are overweight, inactive, and over age 45 are at a higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes prevention is a huge factor in positive senior health outcomes.

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Heart Awareness Month

Heart Awareness Month Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. It is important to educate yourself on the disease and make sure you are on track to maintain a healthy heart.

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The Importance of Fiber in a Senior Citizen's Diet

Fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, beans and peas, grains, nuts, and seeds. High fiber foods are usually low in calories and fat, but packed with vitamins and minerals. It is recommended for men 50+ years old to get 30 grams of fiber per day and for women 50+ to get 21 grams of fiber per day.

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