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Senior Fall Prevention Week

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To raise awareness throughout the senior community, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell designated Sept. 18 through 24 as Senior Fall Prevention week. “Fall prevention education is an important first step to making positive changes that will help prevent older Alaskans from falling,” Parnell wrote in the proclamation, “And improve their overall health and quality of life.” Falls are […]

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North Carolina “Granny” Uses Medical Alert Necklace To Call Police During Robbery

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This 94-year-old woman used her Medical Alert Necklace to contact police during a robbery in her own home. As reported by WSOC TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, the woman who calls herself “Granny” wears her medical alert necklace every night, and for good reason. As our customers know, you may press your medical alert necklace […]

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Wishing You A Safe Labor Day Weekend

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We wish all our readers, friends and family a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend! In particular – our hearts and prayers go out to our medical alert subscribers in the northeast who have been impacted by Hurricane Irene. Our central station has been responding to customers in New Jersey and Vermont as flood waters […]

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Caring For A Senior Adult? You’re Not Alone!

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According to a CNBC story, the many needs of the retiring baby boom generation in the coming years will mean a flood of new employment opportunities. “My guess is that there could be some 20 million new jobs when it’s all said and done because of seniors,” says Tim White, managing partner of executive search firm […]

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Buyer Beware: Not All Medical Alert Companies Are The Same

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Imagine getting a bill for a medical alert system you never ordered. That’s what happened to a woman in Scottsdale, Arizona who spoke to a “no-name’ medical alert company, as reported by ABC15 News. Seniors and caregivers are always targets for scams – home improvement, credit, financial services and more.  When shopping for a medical […]

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Actress Susan Lucci Gets Serious About Strokes

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Susan Lucci and husband encourage AFib patients and loved ones to pledge to get serious about strokes. More than 2 million Americans are living with a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AFib), including the husband of award-winning actress Susan Lucci. People living with AFib have a nearly five times greater risk of stroke […]

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Dietary Guidelines For Seniors Include More Fruit, Veggies, Whole Grains

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Small dietary changes can make a big difference Are you one of the millions of middle-aged Americans who resolved to improve your health this year, through diet, exercise or other lifestyle changes? If so, you know that it’s not easy to change old habits – especially the salty, sugary and fatty ones that taste so […]

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