Health Info & Resources for Seniors
Exercise is effective in stalling or even reversing the body’s natural tendency to lose muscle cells and fiber as we age, says Gary Angstadt, exercise physiologist, St. Luke’s Health and Fitness Center.
Gary will be one of the speakers at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus Senior Expo on Saturday, June 11, a free event designed for people 60 and older. Call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) for more information.
The Village at Palmerton, a personal care home in Palmerton, is converting an area of their existing senior living building into a secure memory care community called Evergreen. This is good news not only for Carbon County but also northern Lehigh County residents in Schnecksville, Slatington, Walnutport and other towns that trust the care of their loved ones to the Village at Palmerton.
When you engage in hobbies you can leave your worries behind and recharge your batteries. Whatever your hobby it can take you away from everyday issues that can have a detrimental effect on your body and mind. A relaxing hobby can have a calming effect that allows you to get yourself back on track.
One of the things that frightens most boomers and seniors is the prospect of becoming sick and saddling children with their care. The loss of independence is scary, but becoming a burden to a child is petrifying. Fortunately, there is peace of mind for this worry, and it is offered by one of the Lehigh Valley’s most respected organizations – Phoebe Ministries.
You wake up one morning with a very stiff neck. You figure you must have slept wrong and the pain will work itself out during the day.
But after three weeks of increasing pain and stiffness, you also notice you are losing the ability to turn your head to do the simplest of things – like changing lanes while driving or looking at someone who is talking to you.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
The prospect of getting cancer strikes fear in the hearts of most people. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one third of people age 50 to 75 fail to get a colonoscopy, a screening that test that significantly reduces one’s risk.