Cancer Screenings Help Save Lives

According to the American Cancer Society, elective procedures including cancer screenings were often placed on-hold during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of infection.   Regular cancer screenings, however, remain very important for both disease prevention and early detection and treatment.  Many healthcare providers have re-initiated cancer screenings now that the incidence of COVID-19 is …

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Decluttering and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

It’s easy to get into the habit of holding onto things you don’t need anymore. Maybe you no longer have the time or patience to clean the spacious house you’ve lived in for decades. Or perhaps you started a postcard collection a few years back and currently find yourself with hundreds of postcards without a …

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Things to Do in Somerset, New Jersey this Spring

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and it’s no longer unbearable to spend time outdoors – it’s officially springtime! After spending all winter cooped up at home, you’re probably ready for some new, engaging experiences to enjoy. Luckily, the Somerset, New Jersey area is bustling with new opportunities and activities for you to …

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Heart Health and COVID-19 Recovery

There is growing concern that COVID-19 affects heart health even if the symptoms of infection are not severe.  Studies suggest that regardless of the severity of COVID-19 illness, many people have suffered some degree of cardiac injury.  This includes those who have had no previous cardiac history.  As recently as early February, the American Heart …

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Staying Healthy All Year: How to Exercise from Home this Winter

Between the snow and cold temperatures of the winter season and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, conditions are certainly less than ideal for outdoor exercise and trips to your local gym. This means that until warmer weather arrives, you’ll be stuck in your home more often than you may like. Fortunately, exercising in your home can …

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Spiritual Wellness – What it is and Why it is Important

The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as “an active process through which people become aware of and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” Part of this process includes being in tune with your spiritual side. Generally, when you have a good level of spiritual wellness it means you have a defined life purpose or …

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5 Ways You Can Support Others (and yourself) This Holiday Season

This article is adapted from this AARP Friends & Family Blog article. New research shows that you likely helped someone this year…and even if it was a small gesture, it likely made a big difference.  A recent survey by OptionB.org, a nonprofit organization that promotes resiliency founded by Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandburg, found …

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7 Dimensions of Wellness: Why Senior Wellness Matters

Wellness is most likely a word you’ve heard time and time again throughout your lifetime, but what exactly is it? As defined by The Global Wellness Institute, “wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.” Wellness is seen as an individual pursuit, meaning it’s up …

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Does My Loved One Need Occupational Therapy?

Does your loved one struggle with pain, an injury, illness or disability that makes it hard for them to complete daily living activities? Maybe they struggle to complete household chores, move up and down the stairs, or get in and out of the car. If you’ve noticed a change like these, your loved one might …

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The New Normal: Staying Safe During the Re-opening Process

Many questions continue to pop-up regarding what life will look like when we are no longer living in the shadow of COVID-19. New Jersey continues the “re-opening” process with access to gyms and indoor dining returning this month. It’s crucial to navigate the re-opening of these venues safely to protect yourself and remain healthy. Reopening …

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