Aging and Health
People worldwide are living longer. Today most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. Every country in the world is experiencing growth in both the size and the proportion of older persons in the population.
Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults
Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. It is important to be cautious and get relief quickly when you are overheated. Otherwise, you might start to feel sick or risk a heat-related illness that could cause serious health issues.
Men’s Health and Wellness: It’s More than Just Physical Health
While June is the month reserved for talking about men’s health, older men need to be focused on their health year-round. According to a long-term study conducted by the MacArthur Foundation, 70% of physical aging, and approximately 50% of mental aging, is determined by the lifestyle choices we make every day. That means what you do is the most important factor in determining aging men’s health and not your genetics.
Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that causes unintended or uncontrollable movements, such as shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.
Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent or delay many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.
Medicare Flex Card Scams
Trust your instinct. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
That’s the case with recent fraudulent activity involving Medicare flex cards, the prepaid debit cards available only through some private Medicare Advantage plans. The scam involves someone impersonating a Medicare representative who tries to encourage you to purchase a Medicare flex card.
Empowering Seniors Fortifies Tarrant County Residents Entering Their ‘Golden Age’
When Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes turned 60, his "golden age' as he calls it, he knew there would be a need for others in his age group to combat some of the issues that come with aging.
Lego therapist Kitty Short explains how the much-loved building bricks can have surprising benefits for people with dementia.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
During the Tax Season, (February – April) the VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.