Health & Wellness
- Written by Suzy Cohen Suzy Cohen
Pumpkins can be white, yellow, or green. They’re not all orange! Did you know Antarctica is the only country that can’t grow a pumpkin?
- Written by John Johnston John Johnston
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6% in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced recently.
The typical American diet leaves a lot to be desired. It’s heavy on calories, saturated fats, added sugars, fatty meats, baked goods, and highly processed grains.
- Written by Jim Miller Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father — who served in the Army nearly 60 years ago — into an assisted living facility, and my mom isn’t far behind. Can the VA help?
– Seeking Aid
- Written by Megan Joyce Megan Joyce
For caregivers of people with memory issues, keeping their loved one in a safe space — whether it’s their home or a care facility — is vital to the person’s well-being. But the reality is that 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander away from that safe space at least once.
Encouraging evidence indicates that being more physically active is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and a slower rate of cognitive decline in older adults.
- Written by Dr. Erica Miller Dr. Erica Miller
Ask a handful of people to describe what comes to mind when they hear the word “old.”
The Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging will conduct Medicare annual open enrollment period clinics this fall. APPRISE counselors will be available at these events to assist with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plan comparisons and enrollment.