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Four Fresh Reasons to Shop the Farmer’s Market **NEW**

Type: Article, 489 words

Description: Reasons why people may want to shop at a local farmers market and the unexpected items that may be found there.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the University of Iowa

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Facebook Posts — August 8, 2022 **NEW**

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Heatwaves can harm vulnerable people, older adults hold 20% of student loans, Minneapolis foundation supports creative aging programs, and immunizations for seniors.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Which Foods Are Good for Brain Health?

Type: Article; 650 words

Description: Dispelling myths about products sold for brain health, and an overview of science-based nutrition information.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the American Academy of Neurology and the National Institute on Aging

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Facebook Posts—August 1, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Omicron subvariants and the vaccine; protecting loved ones who have dementia during periods of extreme heat; new help line for callers in crisis; Medicare pays for a medication review.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—July 25, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Pandemic and complex end-of-life issues; when an older neighbor needs more help; preventing skin cancer; protecting lonely elders from fraud.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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A Pack of Reasons to Quit Smoking

Type: Article; 700 words

Description: A reminder that at any age, quitting smoking offers many health benefits.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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8 Stress-Busting Tasks for Family Caregivers

Type: Article; 850 words

Description: A reminder for family caregivers that taking care of their own health and well-being is an important part of caring for their loved one.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—July 18, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: improved care for LGBTQ elders; census shows an older population; COVID is third leading cause of death; sleep problems in older adults can cause depression.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Understanding End-of-Life Setting Options

Type: Article; 700 words

Description: Explanation of differences between the three most common end-of-life locations with a call to action to put wishes in writing

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—July 11, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: good sleep for heart health; helping a loved one downsize; supporting cancer caregivers; how ageism harms health.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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10 Tips for Senior Cyclists

Type: Article; 600 words

Description: A reminder that while riding a bike can be good exercise, older adults should take some extra health and safety precautions.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—July 5, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: many seniors experience ageism; giving away money may be red flag for dementia; sleep myths and facts; family caregivers tackle skilled nursing tasks.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Safe Airline Travel for Older Adults

Type: Article; 800 words

Description: Tips for seniors who will be taking a plane trip this summer.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—June 27, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: movies and books about caregiving; a warning about melatonin; benefits of hospice; tips for caregivers living with arthritis.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Fourth of July Safety Precautions From Medical Experts

Type: Article; 875 words

Description: Tips to avoid fireworks-related injuries and hearing damage—and a reminder to continue protecting against COVID infection.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise with information from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Audiology and the National Fire Protection Association.

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Facebook Posts—June 20, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: Identifying long COVID; staying connected during emergencies; fighting ageism in popular entertainment; young-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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If a Relative Has Alzheimer’s Disease, Am I at Risk?

Type: Article; 525 words

Description: Lifestyle choices can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, even for people at higher genetic risk.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—June 13, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: focus on Men’s Health Month; planning for dementia care; loneliness raises the risk of financial fraud; measuring blood pressure at home.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Spending Time in Nature Provides a Health Boost for Older Adults

Type: Article, 725 words

Description: A look at the many physical, emotional and mental health benefits of spending time in a natural setting. [Note to editors: If you are a senior living community, feel free to edit to best fit your policies.]

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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Facebook Posts—June 6, 2022

Type: Four Facebook posts with links out to resources.

Description: emotional distress when a loved one is hospitalized with COVID; sleep organization looks at snoring; exercise for people with osteoporosis; boosters for older adults save lives.

Source: IlluminAge AgeWise

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