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Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day During COVID-19

Published: June 11, 2020

Father’s Day is right around the corner, but it can be tough to show Dad just how much you care if you can’t see him in person. Whether your father is living somewhere far away, in a skilled nursing facility, or just on the other side of town, sitting down together may not be possible. […]

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day when Mom has Alzheimer’s

Published: May 6, 2020

Celebrating holidays can be a challenge for families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s—especially right now, when we’re all separated due to social distancing. Past traditions often need to give way to new realities. On Mother’s Day, many adult children wonder how to celebrate a day that may no longer hold any meaning for […]

How’s Your Handwashing Technique?

Published: April 6, 2020

It’s always a good idea to practice proper handwashing technique, and most of us know we should do it. Handwashing lowers the risk of many types of disease. But with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, there’s a new emphasis on this very important way to stop the spread of the disease, which is especially dangerous for […]

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

Published: March 4, 2020

These days, it’s hard not to hear something about nutrition—how dairy may not be as healthy as we think, or some supplements may not be so great, or how no one is getting enough fiber. For older adults especially, it can be hard to know for sure what foods are good for you and which […]

It’s American Heart Month!

Published: February 3, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Locally, about 30% of adults are affected by heart disease. In Yakima…           •  40% of adults suffer from high cholesterol.           •  29% of adults suffer from high blood pressure.           •  32% of adults are obese.           •  72% of adults live with a chronic […]

Make Vision Your Priority in ‘20/20’

Published: January 2, 2020

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month—and it’s finally the perfect year to make this pun! Glaucoma happens when the normal fluid in the front of our eye doesn’t drain properly, leading to a pressure that can damage our optic nerve. The most common type of glaucoma by far, called open-angle glaucoma, is painless. However, angle-closure glaucoma […]

When Should Our Parents Stop Driving?

Published: December 2, 2019

December 2–6, 2019 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Hanging up the car keys as we get older is one of the greatest challenges to senior independence. It’s hard to face the fact that something we’ve been doing for decades might be dangerous not only to us but to those around us. As our parents […]

Make Your Friendsgiving Amazing

Published: November 5, 2019

Many folks, regardless of age, have made the move to Friendsgiving—inviting friends over for Thanksgiving dinner rather than traveling, especially if your family lives very far away. But if you’re new to Friendsgiving, or hosting for the first time, it can seem as stressful as hosting a traditional Thanksgiving.  We’ve got you covered with some […]

October 2019: Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Published: October 7, 2019

Breast cancer is a scary thing, regardless of how old you are. And it’s quite common—1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 62,930 new cases […]

Fly-Fishing in Yakima

Published: September 7, 2019

Fly fishing is one of Yakima’s golden hobbies—with more than 80 miles of Yakima River, the opportunities for fly fishing are nearly endless. There are quite a few companies in Yakima that provide guided fishing tours that span from a few hours to several days.  You can keep up with river/fishing reports here! ** Before […]