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Thank you Herb Russell

August 18, 2014

I wanted to pass along my thoughtson Herb Russell, State Representative for City of Rutland. I met him recentlyat my Stepdad’s funeral and was so impressed by the things he’s done for thecity, but most especially for the personal contact he maintained with myStepdad Norman Dean and my Mom Anja Ahti Dean of Rutland. Norm was a WWIIveteran and passed away at the age of 94 on June 27. He...   Read more »

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

August 18, 2014

Please join our SVCOA team and walk with us on September 13 to help end Alzheimer's.The walk starts in Main Street Park in Rutland. To register to walk with the SVCOA team or make your own team go to   Read more »

Why and How to Get your Omega-3s

August 12, 2014

60 Plus: Why and how to get your Omega-3s Oily fishes such as salmon, sardines, herring, trout, catfish and tuna contain omega-3 fatty acids (also known as DHA and EPA) which are essential for health. The American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults eat at least two servings per week of fish, particularly oily fishes. A lot of research has been done on fish oil, and there is...   Read more »

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Appetite and Sugar

July 23, 2014

60 Plus: Appetite and Sugar For decades, health-conscious Americans have worried about eating fat and oil. But research is now showing that sugar is often a worse enemy than most fats. As with many health issues, seniors face their own unique challenges with regard to this issue. A growing body of scientific evidence associates increased sugar consumption with risks of obesity, heart disease,...   Read more »

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New Era for Support Groups

July 2, 2014

60 Plus: New Era for Support Groups We often suggest support groups as a helpful resource for elders with chronic health challenges, and for their caregivers. Yet at the same time, we recognize that many people find it difficult to attend meetings for various reasons: demanding schedules, limited transportation options, or health issues that make it difficult or embarrassing to go out. So,...   Read more »

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June 6, 2014

60 plus Allergies … or not? With hay fever season in full swing, we want to share some allergy information specific to seniors. It’s important to remember that many health issues and treatments affect older people differently than younger folks. Nasal symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, and stuffiness are also known as rhinitis. Many of us deal with it by purchasing an...   Read more »

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Keep Your Balance

May 7, 2014

60 Plus: Keep Your Balance We’re recognizing Older Americans Month in May with activities and resources to help seniors with their balance. It’s an important topic, because falls are the leading cause of injury and death in Vermont elders. According to the Vermont Department of Health, a third of Vermonters age 65 and up reported falling at least once in a year. We want to help you...   Read more »

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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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