Seniors

Williamsburg Landing's Outstanding Service to Seniors Award

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns grew. In April 1963, President John F. Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Citizens designated May as “Senior Citizens Month,” the prelude to “Older Americans Month.”

Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself from Being Victimized

New Year, Fresh Start: Controlling Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

According to government statistics, the incidence of diabetes has increased in tandem with excess weight and obesity in essentially all age groups and ethnicities across the U.S. – and not by coincidence. Medical research studies have consistently demonstrated strong relationships between excess weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

Preventing Falls This Winter

Kathy M. Kammer, Senior Director of Community Relations at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, Va., advises, “While the winter months can be beautiful and inviting with snow-covered landscapes and ice crystals glistening on trees, it can also be a rather hazardous time of year. Although anyone can suffer a slip or fall, wintertime can be especially risky for people of retirement age.”

Tips to Prepare for a Safe, Healthy Winter

For some, the cool temperatures and crisp air of winter is a refreshing change. However, for many of us – especially for retirement-age Americans – the shorter days, freezing temperatures and the accumulation of ice and snow can bring special challenges. Winter can be beautiful at times, but it can also be accompanied by serious risks to our health and safety.

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