Seniors

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Living Healthy at Every Age

Growing older is a natural process, but how we live and how we eat can keep us healthy for many years to come. We can control our genetics by living a healthful lifestyle and consuming a diet that is rich in color and nutrient-dense foods. You may ask… what are the keys to longevity?

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Meals on Wheels Program Helps At-Risk Long Island Seniors

EAC Network is the largest Meals on Wheels provider in Nassau County, with a primary focus on the North Shore. We work to help at-risk senior citizens whose diminished mobility makes it difficult for them to food shop, prepare meals or socialize. Our diverse social services agency is dedicated to…

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Hal Knapp: Veteran and Volunteer

This Veterans Day, EAC Network pauses to honor those fearless, proud, and courageous individuals who served (and serve) our country with honor. Such a person is Hal Knapp, an EAC Network In-Home Respite Services Volunteer who served his country with distinction.

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Healthy Seasonal Activities for Seniors

The weather is getting warmer, and it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy it. But for older friends and family, safety is still a concern. Make sure you’re having a great summer while also being aware of your health!

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Adapting Successfully to a Loss of Mobility

More than 18 million American adults, or 7.5 percent of the adult population, are unable to walk a quarter mile or find it very difficult to do so, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many with mobility issues are seniors. But losing mobility doesn’t mean you should stop living life.

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Heatstroke: How Seniors Enjoying Their Summer Can Spot It, Prevent It, and Battle It

One summer danger that can be incredibly serious – and potentially deadly – is heatstroke. The elderly must pay closer attention to what their bodies are telling them and take extra precautions when out in the sun, as they are much more likely to develop heatstroke. Here’s a quick primer on heatstroke and how you or your loved one can prevent it.

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What You Need to Know About Dementia

Every year, the Alzheimer’s Society recognizes dementia, its effects, and what we can do about it. Unless dementia has directly affected your life or the life of a loved one, you may not be familiar with the disease. We provide many programs that serve Seniors & the Incapacitated, and so many of our clients are affected by, or working to relieve the pain and frustration of, dementia. Today, in honor of Dementia Awareness Week, we’ll go over what you need to know about dementia.

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