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How to Avoid Heat Illness During a Heat Wave

The tinkling tune of the ice cream truck making its way down the block is a sure sign that summer has arrived. Later sunsets, warmer weather, seasonal treats like watermelon and farmers’ market tomatoes—what’s not to like about summer? Turns out, a number of heat-related health conditions can put a cramp in the fun—particularly for […]

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Opportunities for Seniors Seeking Community and Support

The green ribbons you may be seeing in your inbox or social media feed represent Mental Health Awareness Month, established in 1949 to educate the public and reduce the stigma for people who are struggling with mental health issues. It’s a time to raise awareness about these challenges and the importance of supporting people who

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Seniors Thrive Thanks to Her Magic for Making Connections

Meet Alana Goldscheid, Director of Older Adult Social Programming Alana Goldscheid, Director of Older Adult Social Programming for Seniors At Home, is on a mission to connect others. With experience working within many different social programs here at Jewish Family and Children’s Services she’s had plenty of opportunities to create and nurture connections within our

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The Emotional Side of Heart Health: How Social Connectedness Helps Keep Seniors Healthy

We all understand the importance of keeping our hearts physically healthy, but there’s another side of heart health that doesn’t always get enough attention: emotional wellness. Emotional wellness is closely linked to social connection, whether it’s through friendships, intimate relationships, or being part of a community—and is especially important for seniors. Seniors are more likely

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Understanding Sundown Syndrome

By Dr. Catherine Madison, Neurologist at Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care “Sundowning”, or sundown syndrome, is a common condition that affects up to 80% of people with dementia at some point in the course of their illness. Patients with dementia who sundown become confused and agitated in the late afternoon and evening hours,

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When and How to Ask an Older Adult to Stop Driving

Driving is one of our greatest expressions of independence. But for many older adults, there comes a time when age-related conditions make it impossible to drive safely. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the rate of fatal accidents per mile of driving increases steadily for drivers 65 and older. How do you know if

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Digital Safety for Seniors: Tips for Navigating Online Risks

What is digital safety? “The internet is a great place to learn, shop, play, and talk with friends. However, there are also predators, identity thieves, and others who may try to take advantage of you. To stay safe online, it’s important to be aware of the dangers.” Joan Goldner, Associate Manager of Business Development at

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Keeping Cozy: Helping Your Older Loved One Stay Warm, Dry, and Connected This Fall

Fall is here! The leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are appearing on doorsteps, and the days are growing shorter. California’s autumns may not be as dramatic as those in the Midwest or East Coast, but our change of seasons is lovely in its own right. The same early sunsets and damp weather that make fall

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Answers to Your Questions About Palliative Care

Palliative care—which seeks to improve quality of life for people facing serious or terminal illness—often evokes many questions. For example: Is palliative care the same as hospice? (It’s not, although that’s a common misconception.) Below, we address the top myths and questions to help you understand how palliative care could help you or your loved

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