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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Writing a family love letter

By Barbara Sherf

There is a website for just about everything. One particular site sparked me to offer a class to seniors on writing a love letter to their families (and friends) that talks about their legacy through the stories, hopes and desires for their family and sharing their legacy lessons.

According to the familyloveletter.com site, “the family love letter is an indispensable planning tool allowing you to enhance the legal planning and legacy documents you may have prepared bringing clarity, reducing stress, and minimizing the conflicts, which often follow an incapacity or death.”

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Five real health resolutions for 2020

Make a promise to yourself to have a healthier you. Do little things and plan for events that force your body to feel better, have more energy and de-stress. In 2020, you can truly be a better you.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut health event recap

We want to thank everyone that helped to make PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut a major success! More than 500 seniors turned out to the health event to celebrate a day of wellness, activity, and friendship. Thank you to Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for their support, along with all of our sponsors: […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Reducing your risk for diabetes

By Carol Meerschaert

Type 2 diabetes, a disease in which your body doesn’t use insulin properly, is common among older adults. However, there are many things you can do to lower your risk. While some risk factors for the disease cannot be changed, such as a family history of diabetes or your age, you can do something to control the most common risk factors for diabetes, which include being overweight, having high blood pressure and being physically inactive.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Survivorship care: Meeting the long-term needs of cancer survivors

With an ever-increasing number of people surviving cancer, and with the majority of those survivors being older adults, survivorship care is an important topic for seniors.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Narrative medicine focuses on the person

When it comes to staying healthy, talk can be worth a mint. Narrative medicine puts a premium on the stories patients tell their doctors about why they’re seeking treatment.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

New to Medicare? Here’s an introduction.

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with end-stage renal disease.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Medicare upgrades online resources

For the first time in a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a modernized and redesigned Medicare Plan Finder to meet the needs of a growing number of tech-savvy beneficiaries.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Free health insurance counseling from APPRISE

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) APPRISE program offers free health insurance counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries, regardless of income.

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