4 Tests You and Your Loved Ones Can Take to Check Aspects of How Well You’re Aging

    Here are 4 simple test we’re told that you can take — along with others in your family — to reveal how much. or if, you’re at risk for falling, assessing your own physical function, and determining your muscle loss/tone. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/4-ways-to-know-how-well-youre-aging_55d3504fe4b0ab468d9e6d4e Whenever possible, we at POP encourage you

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Laugh Cafe for Seniors: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Washington’s Sibley Memorial Hospital holds monthly hour long laugh sessions for seniors and their families. This has proved to be a very beneficial health program. “Along with relieving stress and lowering blood pressure, laughter has been shown to relieve pain and boost the immune system.” What are your thoughts on using laughter to treat the elderly?  Leave

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Family Caregivers Provide Staggering $470 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study – AARP.org

“Family caregivers in the U.S. provided 37 billion hours of care—worth an estimated $470 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update.”   How is family caregiving affecting you?  Let us know by commenting below.   http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/press-center/info-07-2015/family-caregivers-provide-470-billion-in-unpaid-care-aarp-study.html

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