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Preserving Our Sense of Purpose During the Pandemic

Elderly man learns to play acoustic guitar online using a LaptopOlder adults are at highest risk of serious COVID-19 illness. But while social distancing is the best way to protect against exposure to the coronavirus, experts warn that it has led to an epidemic of loneliness among older adults—and many report feeling a loss of purpose in life. Everyone wants to feel as if they […]
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Time to Go Outside! But Protect Your Eyes.

senior African-American woman in her 70s wearing sunglasses on a sunny day.Most of us have been spending a lot of time indoors as we’ve been socially distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. But experts tell us that we need to get outside! Spending time outdoors provides us with vitamin D, reduces depression, improves sleep and even promotes longevity.   By now we know precautions to take as […]
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Enjoy Alden’s Issue of Caregiving Magazine

Caregiving Magazine CoverThe Alden Network is proud to sponsor this month’s issue of the Caregiving, a new magazine focused on “support and resources for aging loved ones.” This inaugural issue features helpful and supportive info for caregivers and seniors, including exercise tips, recipes, and news briefs, plus articles on topics such as long-term care insurance and how […]
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A Good Time to Review Antibiotic Safety

Closeup of hand with pillsHealth care organizations report that many people who test positive for the coronavirus are asking for antibiotics, thinking this will treat COVID-19. It’s important to know that antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, and do not work with viruses. However, some patients with COVID-19 may also develop a secondary bacterial infection, such as pneumonia. […]
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