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Flavored water can help older adults stay hydrated

Drink up: Preventing Dehydration in Older Adults

Did you know that as we age, our sense of thirst decreases? This means that, even though we still need to consume fluids regularly, we may not feel thirsty. Dehydration can exacerbate the negative effects of chronic conditions and even...
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IADLs and ADLs… What’s the Difference?

My grandmother came to visit us for a week. We always loved spending time with Grandma T., and I had looked forward to this visit since the last one, about a month earlier. The visit began with dinner, games and...
Jewell and Family

Honoring Mom’s Wishes

Jewell always told her family she wanted to die at home. Her family promised her that she would not have to worry about that; they would take care of her at home as she aged. When the promise was made,...
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Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard – Register to Vote

There was a time I stood on the sidelines and let others make choices for me. I didn’t want to “waste” my time going to a polling place to cast a ballot. In my early 20s, I thought, “What’s one...
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Giving Back Was a Lesson Learned at an Early Age

The first time I made a charitable donation, I was about seven years old. Mom gave my sister and me each $1, which was exciting for a little kid in the 1970s. Mom explained the money was for us to...
Woman shopping for peaches at the local farmers market

Indianapolis Area Farmers Markets and Senior Hours

We all know about the vast amount of evidence showing the importance of fruits and vegetables for physical and cognitive health, but most Hoosiers struggle with getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diet.  Luckily, supporting local farmers markets is...

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