Each year the Administration on Aging (AoA) issues a theme for Older Americans Month. National Aging Services Network of state, tribal, area agencies on aging, and community services providers plan activities that might take place in May or throughout the year. This year’s theme “Living Today for a Better Tomorrow” reflects AoA’s continued focus on prevention efforts and programs throughout the country that are helping older adults have better health as they age and avoid the risks of chronic disease, disability and injury. The Canton Senior Center is offering a variety of special events this month.
The CDC has prepared an online document to help educate and prepare the public for this flu. For a historical perspective of influenza, read The Great Influenza: the Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History by John M. Barry. Photo courtesy of eLibrary.
There have been many studies on brain fitness in the news lately, largely because Baby Boomers and other age groups are interested in keeping their memories and mental accuracy intact into their older years. This latest study, featured in PsychCentral states that expensive gimmicks and vitamins don't work.&nbs
The bad news is that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The good news is that it can often be prevented with screening and treatment.
Finding My Voice, by author and NPR host Diane Rehm, is the Everyone's Reading selection for 2009. Fans of her award-winning radio show are sure to enjoy her memoir, but others will also find it inspiring as she recounts numerous and often painful obstacles she's overcome in her personal and professional life.