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I love the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. My favorite scene is when Dorothy approaches a crossroad and meets the Scarecrow on her journey to find the Wizard. While contemplating which road will take her to Oz, Mr. Scarecrow attempts to give her directions. Following his incoherent ramblings, read more.
Dr. Allison Ilem, PhD, BCBA LifeCircles PACE Watch the WZZM Senior Wellness Segment on this topic. Healthy aging rests on the cornerstone of emotional wellness. Living well involves identifying what’s most important to us, making the best of what we need to continue these important life-giv read more.
Sara Lowe, LMSW Executive Director Emmanuel Hospice Watch the 13 on Your Side Senior Wellness Segment on this topic. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, which is about bringing awareness to discussing hospice with loved ones. Each year, the Hospice and Palliative Care Asso read more.
Julie Godfrey, RN COS-C Nursing Clinical Manager Porter Hills Home Care Watch the 13 on Your Side Senior Wellness Segment on this topic. September is a Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of read more.
Watch the WZZM 13 on Your Side Senior Wellness Segment on this topic. Sara Lowe, Executive Director Emmanuel Hospice In recent years, essential oils have grown in popularity, and their use has also increased in healthcare settings as an alternative method to treat symptoms. They offer a uniqu read more.
Jack Hart, DPT Physical Therapist Porter Hills Home Care Watch the Senior Wellness Segment on this topic. With the winter months come ice, snow, and hazardous weather. These winter conditions can be inconveniencing at best, and downright dangerous at their worst. Older adults, in particula read more.
Watch the WZZM13 Senior Wellness segment on this topic. Nurses work in a profession caring for people in many ways, probably more than you know. When most people think of a nurse they envision someone working in a hospital or passing medications. The truth is nurses have many roles. As the hea read more.
Sara Lowe Executive Director Emmanuel Hospice Watch the WZZM13 Senior Wellness segment on this topic. A theme is selected each year by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. The theme for 2017 is "It's about how you live". One of the biggest misconceptions about hospice is that read more.
Sarah Edwards, RDN Dale Simmons, Dining Services Director Porter Hills Dining Services Watch the WZZM13 Senior Wellness segment on this topic. Foods to keep your mind sharp: As we age the risk of developing Dementia, a general term for a decline in memory and thinking skills that a read more.
Leah Schmidt Speech-Language Pathologist Marywood Health Center Watch the WZZM13 Senior Wellness Segment on this topic. What physical activities keep your brain sharp? Social interaction is important in maintaining cognitive function. Hearing loss can lead to isolation in social situations, w read more.