We’ve all grown up knowing that vitamin D is important for strong, healthy bones. After all, that was the reason that labels on milk cartons stated that the product was “fortified with vitamin D.” But research now demonstrates that the role of vitamin D in human health and disease resistance is much more vast than we ever imagined. Even brain health is significantly affected by vitamin D!

Science Daily, a well-respected website for health and other science related information has published a rev

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National Volunteer Week is April 10-16!

I wrote about volunteer impact on Seniors Outreach last week but with the importance that our volunteers have on our program, its worth talking about again!

With our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help pr

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Now that spring is upon us, what are some activities we can enjoy? It is especially true for seniors living in assisted living facilities or nursing homes, to be able to get out and enjoy life! Here are a few ideas to get you started on a wonderful spring!

• Take a Sunday drive. Driving around the community was a ritual for many people. While life is more complicated now, many elders still enjoy watching new construction or being shown how the town they've lived in for decades is changing.

• Go

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This past weekend, former first lady Nancy Reagan passed away in her Bel Air, California home. She was known for her vocal and loyal support of her husband, 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan and her “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign.

Mrs. Reagan was known to be her husband’s closest advisor and protector from his life as Hollywood actor, to Governor, to President. Her most fierce protection came during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She served as her husband’s caregiver and also cha

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