Staying Fit and Having Fun with the Tap Chicks

Posted in Around the Pasadena Senior Center

Written by Lauryn Dultz

Tap ChicksThe Tap Chicks are a fun group of ladies. While they are serious about putting on entertaining performances, they don’t stop having fun for a minute. During practice they tease and joke with one another, cleaning up routines and critiquing each other’s movements with an air of positivity.

Though they are led by their instructor, Pam Kaye, it is clear the Tap Chicks’ success is a collaborative effort. Each of the ladies

Keep Your Brain Young by Staying Fit

Posted in #AgeWell

Written by Elizabeth Agnvall, AARP Bulletin, August, 2016

DSC 0851Sudoku. Crossword puzzles. Computer training. Half of Americans believe these games and mental tasks keep their brains healthy, according to a 2014 AARP survey — but there is little evidence that they do. If you really want to retain mental clarity and improve your odds of staving off dementia, researchers say, hit the gym.

In the past decade, scientists have begun to understand the crucial relationship between exercise and brainpower. Just as exercise helps keep muscles strong,

Exercise: Benefits of Exercise

Posted in #AgeWell

Written by NIH Senior Health

ExerciseHealth Benefits

One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do

Like most people, you've probably heard that physical activity and exercise are good for you. In fact, being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Studies have shown that exercise provides many health benefits and that older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging.

Being physically active can also help you stay

Hearing Loss

Posted in Caregiving Resources

Written by National Institute on Aging, Age Pages

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How do I know I have hearing loss?

See your doctor if you:


·         Have trouble hearing over the telephone
·         Find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking
·         Often ask people to repeat what they are saying
·         Need to turn up the TV volume so loud that others complain
·         Have a problem hearing because of background noise
·         Think that others seem to mumble 
·         Can’t understand when women and children speak to you

Two types of common hearing loss include

How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to Your Doctor

Posted in Caregiving Resources

Written by: Laura Mosqueda, MD

Mosqueda photoStaying as healthy as possible may feel like a full-time job! As a family medicine physician and geriatrician, I wanted to share a few tips that should help you get the most out of your visits to the doctor.

Before your visit:

Have a goal in mind: What is the most important issue you want to review at the visit?

Eating Well as You Get Older

Posted in #AgeWell

Written by NIH Senior Health

figure32 rHow can I limit added sugars in my diet?

The Nutrition Facts label tells you the total amount of sugars in one serving of a product. However, added sugars are not listed separately on this panel. 

 

 

Beware of Tax Scams

Posted in Caregiving Resources

Written by Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

tax fraudWASHINGTON — The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) urged taxpayers to remain on “High Alert” and announced additional outreach efforts to prevent them from falling victim to criminals who impersonate Internal Revenue Service and Treasury employees this filing season.

“The phone fraud scam has become an epidemic, robbing taxpayers of millions of dollars of their money,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. “We are making progress in our investigation of this scam, resulting in the successful prosecution of some individuals associated with it over the past year,” he said, adding that over the summer, a ringleader was sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison. “However, this is still a matter of high investigative priority.”

Here is what you need to know. 

What is Diabetes?

Posted in Caregiving Resources

Written by NIH Senior Health

DiabetesToo Much Glucose in the Blood

Diabetes means your blood glucose (often called blood sugar) is too high. Your blood always has some glucose in it because your body needs glucose for energy to keep you going. But too much glucose in the blood isn't good for your health.

Glucose comes from the food you eat and is also made in your

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Phone: (626) 795-4331
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Email: info@pasadenaseniorcenter.org

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