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Aromatherapy Can Reduce Stress
Aromatherapy reduces stress and anxiety for some with cancer and chronic illnesses and is an alternative therapy used by older adults and others. Learn more about this treatment method and how it is used to compliment mainstream medical treatments.

Boomers are Fighting Ageism
Older persons encounter ageism in the workplace, the health care system, family settings, and in most other venues. By ignoring the existence of stereotyping, older persons in fact are encouraging discrimination against themselves. Let's learn how not to encourage these negative ageism behaviors.

Age No Longer the Best Mortality Predictor
Up until now the ‘medical model’ has depended upon the usual checklist of older adult illnesses to predict health and mortality. An important new study shows how we need to change our thinking about what is necessary to live a longer life. Learn all about it here!

Aging Frauds Close to Home
FDIC reports that frauds and thefts against older persons by people they know and trust are surprisingly common. Learn how to protect ourselves and how to remedy these crimes against us as we age.

Aging in Place
Aging in place is perceived by many to be a good concept overall, but many new types of support systems are needed in the community for older persons to age in place successfully. This article provides an overview, challenges recommendations based on the latest studies.

Aging Vision Loss and Protecting Our Independence
More than 3.3 million Americans age 40 and older have low vision and blindness, but we need to realize that serious vision loss is not inevitable as we age. Learn the warning signs and what we can do to prevent vision problems.

An Older Brain Can Learn New Tricks
Some cognitive abilities continue to improve well into older age. We need to know a few tricks to keep our minds sharp and to keep up with the daily details of living. Read this article to learn a few of them!

Avoiding Scams
If we are age 60 or older — and especially if we are older women living alone — we may be a special target of fraudulent telemarketers and others who consider us vulnerable. Learn how to be especially aware and not be a victim of these dishonest practices.

Back Surgery Decision Dilemmas
Eighty percent of us experience lower back pain for numerous reasons. Should we opt for surgery? How do we make the best decision? The information in this article is offered to help us make the appropriate choice.

Be Healthy AND Green!
Most of us don’t worry about our health issues as they pertain to the environment with few exceptions, e.g., high pollution or pollen levels. But there are actions we can take as responsible individuals that will affect our health as well as improving the environment. Take a look!

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