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Salt Lake County Senior Centers––Healthy, Vibrant, Interactive, Informative––Salt Lake County Aging Services

As older adults contemplate the world of retirement, many begin to fear a loss of belonging, sense of self and community connection. Many wonder, what’s next? How will I fill my days without a familiar routine? New retirees often speak about the quick onset of boredom. They’ve taken that once-in-a-lifetime vacation, spent ample time spoiling the grandkids, and improved their golf handicap. Now what? […]

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American Lung Association in Iowa asks "are you short of breath?" It could be more than just getting older – LIVING WELL Magazine

Short of Breath? It could be more than just getting older

By Janelle Thier, Program Coordinator, American Lung Association in Iowa, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

Have you ever gone up a flight of stairs and had to pause at the top to catch your breath? Has showering, vacuuming, or even making your bed gotten increasingly difficult due to your breathing? […]

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Boomers Leading Change in Health mobilize adults – LIVING WELL Magazine

BURDEN TO SOCIETY? I. DON’T. THINK. SO.

By Barbara Raynor, Boomers Leading Change in Health, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Ever since the leading edge of Baby Boomers began turning 65, much has been written about us, the largest, healthiest, most affluent, best-educated generation in American history. Not much of it has been flattering. It seems as though the bulk of the conversation has focused on the “burden” our sheer numbers will place on society as we age—never mind the benefits our collective good health, wealth, knowledge, and experience might bring to the party. […]