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The History Behind National Grandparents Day

When President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation establishing National Grandparents Day in 1978, it was a hard-won achievement for aging advocate Marian McQuade.

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National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer sneaks up on women because in its early stages, the symptoms aren’t intense and present vaguely, and there is no dependable screening test for the cancer. The American Cancer Society notes that ovarian cancer is the deadliest of cancers affecting the female reproductive system and the fifth-leading cause of cancer deaths among women overall. Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 22,500 American women in 2019.

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Postmenopausal Symptoms and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. Tracey Banks is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and the founder and president of Adriatica Women’s Health in McKinney, Texas. The all-female practice of four physicians, three midwives and three nurse practitioners just celebrated its 20th anniversary in the North Dallas area. But these days, Dr. Banks focuses most of her care on older women and less on delivering babies.

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An Intergenerational Approach to Senior Care

A 2018 report from Generations United and the Eisner Foundation stated that there are 105 intergenerational "shared site" programs in the U.S.. Over 2/3 of the programs said that the goal of their intergenerational program was to "promote positive intergenerational relationships, improve attitudes toward elders and youth and support the health and development of participants."

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Free CEU Webinar: Supporting the Elder LGBT Community

With concerns about their safety and quality of care, many LGBT elders must choose to hide their gender identity and/or sexual orientation to survive in the healthcare system. Paul Blom, owner of Right at Home Greater Twin Cities, has been a part of training over 13,000 senior service providers in Minnesota and across the country on caring for LGBT older adults.

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The Evolution of Senior Living

We spoke with Martin Siefering to find out how are senior service providers, as well as the architecture and design industry, responding to the changing needs and expectations of the boomer generation.

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Preparing for Emergencies

Emergencies of all types can occur, from health crises to natural and man-made disasters. Sudden or severe physical symptoms can be life threatening, particularly for the senior who lives alone and cannot summon immediate help. Living in an at-risk area where the fury of Mother Nature unleashes tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, blizzards or other weather-related events calls for being prepared—before the emergency erupts.