Booze and Bingo may be a combination that brings revenue to the Washington state’s senior centers.  Legislation proposed by State Senator Sharon Nelson, would allow non-profit senior centers to sell liquor without the current restrictions that limit sales to just 12 events per year, per location.  Nelson’s bill would do away with the 12-day restriction

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A common symptom of aging is having some degree of memory loss or difficulty remembering things. Programs that help you with improving memory and speech therapy can make quite a positive difference. Participants can learn small memorization tricks and tips that help persons who are recovering from strokes and other cognitive impairments. Having a good

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Researchers say memory troubles are common as you grow older, but they aren’t an inevitable part of aging. Kathy Magnusson, a neuroscientist at Oregon State University and a professor in the Linus Pauling Institute, stated in a press release. “There may be ways to influence cognitive decline with diet, health habits, continued mental activity or

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September is Healthy Aging month! An upbeat attitude is a proven contributor to good health. Studies over the past decade show a correlation between sound, productive thinking and reduced risk of stroke, disability and mobility problems. The development of frailty is also curbed by an optimistic temperament. A study published in Psychology and Aging shows

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As boomers age, they face a caregiving gap in the coming decades. According to a report released Monday by AARP, “The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap,” it is projected that by 2030 there will be only four potential caregivers available for each person 80 or older, down from a high of more

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In nursing homes across the country, residents are plagued by cavities, gum disease and cracked teeth, in part because of poor hygiene. Residents now require more dental care than in the past but nursing home employees are rarely prepared to provide it. Employees and aides are busy with other tasks and brushing their teeth often falls to

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Children of parents are not always able to remain close-by as their parents age.  Children living a long distance from parents often worry about their parent(s) health and wellness from afar.  As lifespans continue to lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves struggling to care for a loved one from

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