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Staying Fit & Healthy in Your Senior Years

By Karen Weeks Aging is often associated with frailty, but growing frail doesn’t have to be part of growing old. There’s a lot you can do to maintain your physical fitness and, in turn, your independence as you age. Here’s what you should know about staying fit and healthy in your senior years. What is sarcopenia? Sarcopenia is age-related muscle…

Clutter

Caregivers Need to Declutter

By Shawna Wasko, M.OLP PI/Nutrition Contracts Manager The holidays were stressful for me. Shopping, delicious foods I needed to avoid, wrapping gifts, Caregiving for my parents, extra clutter EVERYWHERE in my house, etc. As I researched articles to share with my Caregiver Support Group and my Grandparents/Relatives as Parents Support Group I kept running across articles on decluttering our lives.…

Community Leaders Luncheon

Community Leaders, The Twin Falls Senior Center cordially invites you to attend a luncheon to discuss the shortfall of funding for the meal programs. The Center along with other Senior Centers within the State are having difficulty raising funds to keep their doors open. This meeting is to educate City, County and State representatives about the need for additional funding…

Nutrients for Seniors

Why Seniors Need Vitamins to Live Healthy Lives

Nutrition is one of the cornerstones of health. As we get older, however, it’s possible to miss out on important vitamins and nutrients, reducing our health and quality of life. If you’ve been feeling out of sorts, eating right and getting the balance of foods you need can make a big difference. Why It Matters People have long understood that…

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology has made it safer than ever for Seniors today who are living longer and choosing to age in place. Aging in place enables seniors to remain in the comfort of their own homes while obtaining any personal care and support services they might need over time as their needs change. In addition, to support services provided by a…

Active Seniors

Staying Active as a Senior

When a person ages, it becomes harder and harder for them to stay active and incorporate exercise into their daily routine. After avoiding exercise and physical activity for long enough, the muscles begin to atrophy, and it becomes harder for a senior individual to do even simple daily activities. The good news is that adding a little bit of exercise…