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Facebook Posts—January 24, 2022 **NEW**

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: fewer retirees are relocating; caring for a loved one who has vision loss; yoga can help with weight loss; do you really need those supplements?

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse **NEW**

Type: article; 1,000 words

Description: An overview of self-neglect, and what families can do if they suspect an older loved one isn’t taking care of their health and safety.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine

Type: Article; 625 words

Description: How to motivate yourself to get back into physical activity after the holidays—and do it safely.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the National Institutes of Health

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Facebook Posts—January 17, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: caregiver resolutions; dementia rate to rise; avoiding “flurona”; protect older loved ones from gift card scams.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—January 10, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: things that are good for the brain can be even better together; a downsizing pitfall to avoid; controlling anger for health; how long will we need a COVID-19 booster?

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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How Are Seniors Doing as the Pandemic Continues?

Type: Article; 675 words

Description: A new poll looks at the emotional well-being of older adults during the past year.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise reporting on a study from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging

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Facebook Posts—January 3, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: more patients taking opioid medications during the pandemic; bladder control problems raise the risk of falls; new research in early detection of Alzheimer’s disease; blood pressure rates during the pandemic.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Did You Resolve to Lose Weight in 2022? Here’s Some Motivation!

Type: Article; 675 words

Description: New studies offer more good reasons to maintain a healthy weight.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—December 27, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: some people feel too connected during the digital era; cataract surgery lowers risk of dementia; CDC gives advice about your vaccine card; loss of a pet can have profound impact on older adults.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Fire Safety Experts Share Post-Holiday Safety Tips

Type: Article; 550 words

Description: A reminder that Christmas trees, lights and other holiday decorations can pose a fire hazard.

Source: The National Fire Protection Association, adapted by IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—December 20, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: why some people with typical brain changes of Alzheimer’s have no symptoms; good news about coffee; transparent face masks could improve communication; a caution about early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Is It Safe for My Loved One With Dementia to Own a Gun?

Type: Article; 850 words

Description: Tips for navigating a very challenging caregiving issue.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the University of Pennsylvania, the American Osteopathic Association and the Aging Life Care Association.

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Facebook Posts—December 13, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: challenges faced by airline passengers with disabilities; COVID survivors may experience prolonged pain; terms family caregivers should know; the latest on the fight against ageism.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Protect Your Heart All Day Long

Type: Article; 600 words

Description: Cardiologists offer insights that could improve heart health morning, noon and night.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise reporting on studies presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology

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Facebook Posts—December 6, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: helping older loved ones lower the risk of falls; when families provide help with financial matters; a look at “grandfluencers”; could housework help your brain?

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Older Driver Safety Week: Ask Your Doctor About Medications

Type: Article; 1,000 words

Description: A reminder that many of the medications older adults take can impair their ability to drive safely.

Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration, adapted by IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—November 29, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: digital estate planning; managing specialist care; the mysteries of long COVID; heart health organization updates dietary guidelines.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Insights from Finland About Senior Independence and Exercise

Type: Article; 675 words

Description: Interesting studies from a gerontology department in Finland, which is the country with the second-fastest growing population of older adults, and a long tradition of senior wellness.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise, with information from the Gerontology Research Center, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

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Facebook Posts—November 22, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Medicare Advantage plans pros and cons; lessons learned from the polio vaccine; Medicare coverage for hearing aids benefits brain health; booklet helps older adults access technologies.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Experts Offer Health and Safety Tips for the Holidays

Type: Article; 625 words

Description: Reminders to get your flu shot, avoid foodborne illness, and take care when lifting heavy packages, climbing on ladders or removing icicles.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Holiday Gifts for Senior Safety

Type: Article, 785 words

Description: Emergency preparation is more important than ever this year—especially for older adults. Here are some practical holiday gifts that can help.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Facebook Posts—November 15, 2021

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: long COVID more common than thought; older adults with HIV face loneliness; exercise to lower the risk of cancer; processed foods harm the aging brain

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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