Posts Categorized: Aging Well

New Surgery Gets Spinal Stenosis Sufferers Back in Business

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Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage Back pain is a common complaint as we age. The pain, which can include numbness, tingling and weakness in the back and legs, often is due to spinal stenosis, a result of aging and wear and tear on the spine from everyday activities.

Older Americans Month: A Time to Age Out Loud!

Each May, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). ACL designed the 2017 OAM theme, “Age Out Loud,” to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.

Medicare Health Care Coverage – Know Your Options

From Aging Well Blogger, Kathleen Houseweart Just about everyone I know does a “happy dance” on their 65th birthday because it marks their eligibility for Medicare. Medicare is a health insurance program that we pay into during our working years. It provides health coverage for the majority of Americans over the age of 65. As… Read more »

HealthConnection – an innovative concept in interactive health and wellness

Sarasota Memorial recently unveiled an innovative concept in interactive health and wellness on the first floor of the hospital. The new HealthConnection combines community education with real-time resources for patients and families within the hospital walls. The prominent first floor location lends itself to visitability. The space is bright and open and houses the latest… Read more »

Understanding How Memory & Thinking Change as We Age

At one time or another, we all have forgotten a name or misplaced an object.  As we age, many may fear these to be signs of a terrible disease that affects memory and thinking.  For most of us, however, these are not symptoms of illness.  At the SMH Memory Disorder Clinic, almost 70% of the… Read more »

May is Older Americans Month

Each May, the federal Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), the Administration for Community Living is focusing on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged… Read more »

Senior Advisory Council Provides Value to the Lived Experience

Sarasota Memorial’s Senior Advisory Council is comprised of dedicated community members and representatives from area organizations serving seniors.  Considered the hospital’s “eyes and ears” in the senior community, the council receives updates about hospital programs and services which they in turn share with other individuals and groups.  Respected for their knowledge, expertise and life experience,… Read more »