Those of us who have had chickenpox remember the pain, itching, seeping blisters and multitude of scabs. We survived, but wait… has everyone heard about shingles? Shingles is caused by the same virus-producing chickenpox… varicella-zoster. After chickenpox, this virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near the spinal cord and brain. When shingles occurs, it travels… Read More

In October we traditionally recognize breast cancer awareness. Sadly, a diagnosis does not wait for a specific month. Among women breast cancer is the second most common cancer, skin cancer being the most prevalent. Breast cancer is not gender-specific as one out of every hundred cases diagnosed is a man. Every two minutes someone is… Read More

In the year 2020 countries were exposed to COVID-19, a virus responsible for the deaths of an estimated 3.4 million people worldwide. The only protection offered was wearing a mask, washing hands, and maintaining a social distance of 6 ft. Businesses closed, and families canceled celebrations. Senior Living Communities were faced with difficult decisions. Hand… Read More

Today you feel terrific, full of energy and gusto… tomorrow? We often forget our health may change with a blink of an eye. It is important for Seniors to remember the seriousness of regular health checkups. Retirees may joke about social calendars filled with medical appointments but with age, bodies require more care. A healthy… Read More

Grandparents are important… important enough to have a day, September 12th   this year, dedicated to them. Are grandparents a large portion of the population? Ten years ago, the census revealed 2.7 million grandparents provided a grandchild’s basic needs; imagine what the 2020 census will show. Grandparenting allows more time to spend with growing youngsters than… Read More