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Pets and Aging

April 10, 2014

60 Plus: Pets and Aging Many seniors who love animals stop keeping pets as they get older. In some cases their living arrangements to don’t allow a pet, and in other cases they recognize that the extra cost and effort are too much. But the benefits of interaction with pets warrant a second look at connecting elders with animals. For people with Alzheimer’s Disease, studies have...   Read more »

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Two Nutrition Myths Debunked

March 26, 2014

60-Plus: Two Nutrition Myths Debunked Cholesterol and fat have often been portrayed as villains of the dietary world. It has been commonly assumed that eating more cholesterol raises the “bad” cholesterol in your body, and that fat in your diet leads to fat in your body. We used to think “you are what you eat,” but as it turns out, it’s not that simple. New...   Read more »

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Loneliness Affects Health Negatively

March 26, 2014

60 Plus: Loneliness Affects Health Negatively A team at the University of California has discovered that loneliness increases the risk of declining health and death in elders. “We are interested in identifying the different factors that cause adults to become functionally impaired and ultimately at risk for nursing home admission,” said first author of the study, Carla...   Read more »

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A Holiday Thank You

March 3, 2014

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State House Article

January 22, 2014

60-Plus: Your Voice at the State House January 8 was a bustling day at the State House in Montpelier, because Gov. Shumlin was delivering his State of the State speech. It was also our annual opportunity to share information about our work and the needs of those we serve. We set up a banner and a table with information (plus chocolate and other treats, which attract legislators just as well as...   Read more »

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SVCOA Annual Meeting Dec. 18th-keynote speaker Dr. Susan Wehry, Commissioner of the Dept. of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

December 16, 2013

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging Annual Meeting December 18, 2013 Aging in Vermont What is the State of Aging in Vermont? Are we aging well? What can we do - for ourselves and our community - to make Vermont the best state in the nation in which to grow old? These questions will be discussed at the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) annual meeting December 18, 2013. Dr....   Read more »

SVCOA Annual Meeting Dec.18th- keynote speaker Dr. Susan Wehry, Commissioner of the Dept. of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

December 16, 2013

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging Annual Meeting December 18, 2013 Aging in Vermont What is the State of Aging in Vermont? Are we aging well? What can we do - for ourselves and our community - to make Vermont the best state in the nation in which to grow old? These questions will be discussed at the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) annual meeting December 18, 2013. Dr....   Read more »

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Rutland Area Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series 2014

December 13, 2013

Rutland Area OsherLifelong Learning InstituteLecture SeriesWinter 2014 The Rutland Area Osher Lifelong Learning Institute exists to promote continuing education for area residents aged fifty and over. Started in 2003 as an affiliate of the University of Vermont with a startup grant from the Osher Foundation, we are an all–volunteer, nonprofit organization. We are grateful to the Rutland...   Read more »

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Caregivers: Watch out for the stress

November 20, 2013

60 Plus: Signs of Caregiver Stress November is National Family Caregivers Month, and we want to acknowledge that family caregivers are the backbone of America’s long-term care system. People who take care of an elder friend or relative often experience a mixture of satisfaction and frustration. The Senior HelpLine has resources for caregivers who want help solving problems – whether...   Read more »

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Not all exercise is equal

November 14, 2013

60 Plus: Not all exercise is equal You have surely heard many times about the importance of exercise. Physical activity is good for the body and the mind in so many ways. But do you know about the different categories of exercise, each with its own benefits and uses? According to the National Institute on Aging, there are four main categories of physical activity: endurance, flexibility,...   Read more »

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