Scents of cinnamon and peppermint permeate the air, announcing the holidays have arrived. First Hanukkah enters with latkes, beef brisket, matzo ball soup and delicious jelly-filled doughnuts. Next Kwanzaa stirs the senses with Caribbean delights, jalapeno black-eyed peas, catfish, and sweet potato pie. A final December holiday, Christmas, heralds sugar cookies, homemade candies, baked ham,… Read More


Colds, contagious upper respiratory infections, are most common in the winter months. It is not unusual to have more than one cold during this season. Most colds are caused by a virus and are contagious. Fortunately they are not fatal, although suffering with a cold for seven or more days may have one feeling as… Read More


Ghosts and goblins have been tucked away; the witch’s hat is at the cleaners and Christmas carols are playing… everywhere. Wait! Has Thanksgiving been forgotten? Seniors are steadfast about holidays and observing their traditions. Holidays are signposts on the calendar and important parts of the life cycle. Thanksgiving has been an American institution for many… Read More


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. People who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer, and the risk increases with the length of time and number of cigarettes you’ve smoked. However, other risks include exposure to secondhand smoke, previous radiation therapy, exposure to… Read More


Whether retired or still employed metabolisms are known to decrease with age. Reduced metabolisms could lead to lessened immunity systems, weight gain, and/or delayed reflexes. Sound foreboding? It is, unless, of course, action is taken. Exercise, even in moderation, is the key to physical and mental health at every age.   According to the Center… Read More