Seniors

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Local Nonprofit In Need of Volunteers to Help Seniors This Summer

Many isolated elders and homebound adults are without vital services such as transportation to doctor’s appointments and trips to the grocery store this summer. Currently, there are 74 homebound adults waiting to be matched with volunteers through Duet: Partners In Health & Aging. These free-of-charge services include help with grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments,…

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Aging Advocate

Photo: (L to R) Sheldon (Noodles) Roth, chairman of the Board for Cypress Homecare Solutions; his wife Maddy Roth; his son Bob Roth, managing partner of Cypress Homecare Solutions; Susie Roth, coach of Cypress’ certified pet therapy dog; and Jessica Roth, Bob Roth’s daughter. Bob Roth shares his passionate about making life better for the…

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Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement

By Fred Sievert We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who among us hasn’t gone online to calculate our retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable; especially if we started the process at age 55 or later? But there is…

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5 Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain

Pain can impact nearly every aspect of your daily life from cleaning the house to going to work or playing with your kids or grandkids. In fact, according to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million Americans, or more than 30 percent of the population of the United States, suffer from chronic pain, which is pain…

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Discover Wise Aging in the Valley

As the adage goes, “Getting older ain’t for sissies.” While certainly true, it also “ain’t” for feeling unempowered, confused or disconnected. For many on the precipice of the third chapter of life, physical and emotional “landmines” can appear unexpectedly, along with mystifying and sometimes scary questions such as, “Who am I now?” “How do I…

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Pictured above: Seniors work out at Rick German’s cycle class at The J. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation’s website, nearly 1 million people will be living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States by the year 2020. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disease that affects a…

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Dr. Ira Ehrlich and his Mission of Mercy

Pictured above: Dr. Ira Ehrlich at work in the mobile clinic. Photo courtesy Mission of Mercy/NationSwell A little more than eight years ago, Dr. Ira Ehrlich began volunteering with Mission of Mercy Arizona. MOM is a nonprofit that has provided free healthcare and free prescription medications to the uninsured and underinsured since 1997. Every Thursday,…

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