Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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Advance Care Planning For Senior Citizens Is A Great Idea

Advance care planning is a great idea for senior citizens. Planning your health choices and providing instructions is an important step, in case you find yourself in an emergency.   Knowing who you want to make decisions on your behalf and how you would decide will take some of the burden off family and friends.…

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National Patient Recognition Week

National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.

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Everyday Self-Care for Seniors on a Budget

This article is specifically for our Bridgeway readers courtesy of Sheila Olsen from Fit Shelia.   It’s never too late to make changes to your daily routine, especially if it will result in a healthier you and more vibrant golden years. If you handle the modifications carefully, you’ll avoid any shocks to your system or…

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Eye Q: Do You Really Know How To Take Care Of Your Eyes?

Eye Q. Do you have it? Do you know how to take care of your eyes? Can you recognize symptoms that may indicate you’re developing cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration?   Here are some tips and suggestions that will help you.   Eye Q: Get Your Eyes Tested at Least Once A Year It’s very…

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