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Socializing Good for Life


From ages 2 to 102 socializing is important but it’s easy to overlook older adults. Human nature leads us to crave fulfilling relationships with other people. As we age, life circumstances may push us toward loneliness and isolation. Joining a group of people with the same interests makes life more fun. Spending time affirming others, receiving...
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Food For Thought: Nutritional Basics for Brain Health


You are what you eat. Not a new idea, but one that has taken on new significance as Americans are living longer. Most people understand the importance of maintaining physical fitness to keep the body running as it should into the elder years, but they don’t always realize that maintaining the brain is equally important....
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“Striking A Balance” Caregiver Conference


AGE of Central Texas and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area come together every year to co-host the annual Striking A Balance Caregiver Conference. Now in its 14th year, the 2015 event will be on Saturday, September 26, at the Norris Conference Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here to register. During this free...
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Everyone Gets Cataracts


If you are fortunate enough to live long enough, you will get a cataract. A cataract is a loss of transparency of the normally clear lens of the eye. As one ages, chemical changes occur in the lens that make it less transparent. ...
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Developing A Meaningful Wellness Plan


By: Dr. Mark Carlson, Founder of Be Well MD The term wellness can have different meanings. For some, it is about nutrition and exercise. For others, wellness means spending time with family or exploring a favorite hobby. Regardless of your definition, we all share a commonality in that achieving optimal wellness can happen at any age. ...
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