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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Age Out Loud

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 16, 2017 3:28:00 PM

In 1963, when President John F. Kennedy designated May the month to highlight older adults, only 17 million Americans were 65 or older.  Today, more than 46 million men and women have reached 65, and by 2060, that population will more than double.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Lifelong Learning

Stop Hypertension with the DASH Diet

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 12, 2017 8:26:18 AM

Every year, U.S. News & World Report and its expert panel of nutritionists and physicians evaluates and ranks the best diets for healthy eating. For the seventh year in a row, DASH has been ranked as the Best Diet Overall. This eating plan is also the number-one diet for healthy eating and diabetes control and tied for first with Ornish Diet for heart disease prevention.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Holistic Medicine – an Overview

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 10, 2017 8:57:18 PM

Visiting a new doctor means filling out lengthy forms about your health — surgeries, medications, chronic illnesses and the like. Does the paperwork include a wellness quiz with such questions as:

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Active Lifestyle

Your Nose Knows: The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on May 2, 2017 3:31:55 PM

A freshly baked batch of ginger snaps

A bouquet of gardenias

A pot of jasmine tea

A lavender-scented candle or body lotion

These casual encounters with aroma can evoke vivid memories of people, places and experiences. “This smell reminds me of…” most of us have said or thought at least once.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Active Lifestyle

Volunteering is Good for You

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 27, 2017 9:35:00 AM

Mention that you volunteer at a homeless shelter or your local school or church, and the response is often, “That’s so wonderful you want to help others."

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Retirement Community

Will You Live to 100?

Posted by Kendal at Oberlin on Apr 25, 2017 10:11:48 AM

More and more people are living to 100 in the developed nations of the world. In the U.S., only .0015% of the population reached the age of 100 in 1950. In 2010, that number increased dramatically to .0173%.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

4 Myths about Growing Older

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 20, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Julia Cameron believes in the lifelong pursuit of creativity and, through her workshops and books, has helped thousands of people connect with their creative energy.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

The Hidden Epidemic Among Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 12, 2017 10:51:47 AM

Consider these statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence:

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Telemedicine: Convenience and Cost Savings

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 6, 2017 2:32:37 PM

I remember watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon in 1969. Maybe Walter Cronkite reported that Neil was wearing a cardiac monitoring device, but I doubt he used the term “telemedicine.”

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Ways to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 30, 2017 2:55:59 PM

First the disturbing news.

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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