Recently we spoke with Amy Merkle, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at SafeHouse Center. SafeHouse works to provide safety, support, advocacy and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their children, while also working relentlessly to change the systems and attitudes that allow this abuse to continue. In this interview, Amy discusses how to get connected with SafeHouse, signs … Continued
Older adults face a number of unique challenges; unfortunately, these challenges are heightened for older adults that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer). While Baby Boomers are more likely to live alone than their parents, members of the LGBT community are three times more likely than the general population … Continued
Coronavirus and quarantine have changed what our everyday lives and routines look like. One effect of quarantine is that Americans are becoming more sedentary. As we’ve mentioned on the blog before, physical activity has a lot of benefits, including better heart health, stress management, and decreasing your risk of falling. The World Health Organization recommends that older adults should be active … Continued
Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day and Sunday is Save Your Hearing Day, so it’s the perfect time to talk about protecting our hearing. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NDICD), about one in three people age 65-74 in the US experience hearing loss; those numbers jump to … Continued
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