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Healthy Weight Awarerness Week

by Deah on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:00 PM

I stumbled upon this one by accident but thought it was worth checking out. I am going to give it a try for Healthy Weight Awareness week the third week of January, starting January 20, 2019. After I get back from a two week vacation! This period of time was set aside to help people understand that health isn’t about dieting and trying to reach a particular number. It is more about pursuing a livable and sustainable healthy lifestyle through eating well, living an active life, and feeling good about ourselves.

Deah Bowes

Preserving Your Brain Health

by Deah on Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:32 AM

At this stage of my life I have begun to notice some lapse in memory. Knowing that this can be a serious problem for some elderly, I began to wonder what I could do to slow down or maintain what cognitive health I still have. The brain’s aging is inevitable and there is no magic formula to hang on to our youthful brain, but there are some simple things you can do to strengthen and/ or maintain cognitive health.

Deah Bowes
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National Senior Health and Fitness Day

by Deah on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:14 AM

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 we celebrate the 25th anniversary of “National Senior Health & Fitness Day.” The theme, “Active Today…Healthier Tomorrow!” commemorates the importance of exercise and nutrition for ongoing health and illness-prevention among seniors. A great end to the month set aside to celebrate Older Americans.

The Aches and Pains of Aging

by Deah on Monday, April 17, 2017 3:54 PM

As I reach my 60’s, I am becoming increasing aware of a variety of aches and pains. It’s not just the aches and pains I am noticing but the skin changes and lumps and bumps. Of course we know that as we get older we are going to experience these symptoms but what should I be seriously concerned about? Which ones are harmless? I am pretty good as keeping my annual physical, mammogram, gynecologist, eye, and other appointments up to date - but which of these should I be bringing to the attention of my doctors. I am by no means a hypochondriac, but I do know that paying attention to health issues is the first sign of catching something serious and being able to treat it.

Deah Bowes
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Keys to Aging Well

by Deah on Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:31 AM

I saw a news segment of a 94 year old women parachuting out of an airplane. I said to my husband, “That is how I want to be”. Of course he looked at me as if to say "are you nuts?" I went on to explain I didn’t mean actually parachuting out of an airplane - but not being afraid to try something new and experiencing life until the day I stop breathing.



Deah Bowes
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Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States - Medical Errors?

by Deah on Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:31 AM

I recently saw on a national news report that the third leading cause of death in the United States may very well be - Medical Errors! What? Needless to say, I hopped online and did some research. Yep, that’s right. Just behind heart disease and cancer, John Hopkins has found that more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die each year because of medical mishaps. When you think about this it seems absurd that there are other major medical conditions that come in at a lower number than medical errors!

Setting Myself Up for Resolution Failure

by Deah on Sunday, January 10, 2016 6:41 PM

I’m done with New Year's resolutions for sure. I am not one to make these yearly promises to myself, but this year I decided I really needed to change something and was going to give it my best shot. BUT, within in 2 days of the new year, I surrendered to the temptations remembering why I usually do not make them and swore off making resolutions once again. And then I got to thinking why I was such a failure. I knew right away that I am my own worst enemy.

Deah Bowes

Women's Health Week

by Deah on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:19 PM

National Women’s Health week is celebrated May 10- through 16, 2015. This weeklong observation brings communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups together to place emphasis on women’s health and its importance. The concept is to empower women to make their own health a priority and encourage them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health - which in turn reduces risk of certain diseases.

Deah Bowes

Living Life to the Fullest

by Deah on Sunday, June 8, 2014 12:20 PM

Staying healthy is always a good idea, no matter what age you are. Keeping healthy as we age is even more important since our bodies begin to wear down. As early as our 20’s we begin to lose brain cells and our lung capacity slowly starts to decrease. We know that we can stay healthy by regular check ups but do we understand how important it is to live a healthy life on a daily basis? Every day, we should strive to eat nutritional foods, stay active, and remain engaged in life to help maintain strength and mental awareness.

Deah Bowes

Elderly Health Scams

by lori paterno on Sunday, June 1, 2014 9:35 PM

One of the most common types of phone scams among those targeted toward seniors is the health insurance scam. Because just about every person over 65 has Medicare, it is easy to pose as a representative of Medicare to collect personal information, make bogus charges, or even set up fake clinics where personal information is collected to bill Medicare fraudulently.


Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education.

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education. 
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