Inlet Coastal Insider

  • Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65 years of age and older. According to the CDC, there are over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. There are risk factors that can lead to a fall. Some common factors include vision problems, hearing loss, and difficulties with walking Read More
  • For over twenty years, the month of September has been recognized as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual occurrence to raise awareness about the positive aspects of growing older. According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine and executive director of Healthy Aging®   and creator of September is Healthy Aging® Month,  it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion, hobby or work on your health issues The editors of Healthy Aging® Magazine have provided 10 Tips for Reinventing Yourself –  Read More
  • Happy August! Summer Sun Safety Month encourages you to enjoy your summer, but take precautions to avoid overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays As a reminder, too much exposure to UV light can be harmful to your skin, which can cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and unprotected UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. To protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and reduce your risk: Use Sunscreen-Apply Read More
  • The best therapy has fur and four legs!  Research has shown that caring for a pet can help reduce stress and relieve depression and anxiety. One study even found that spending just 15 minutes with an animal initiates hormonal changes in the brain, dropping stress levels and increasing serotonin (the “feel-good” hormone) levels. Cuddling our furry friends offers emotional, physical, and mental benefits for all ages,  but even more so for seniors who are at an increased risk for loneliness and isolation. Read More
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