Elder E-Letter March 2016 March is National Nutrition Month For National Nutrition Month® 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages ev


Elder E-Letter March 2016

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March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

For National Nutrition Month® 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to learn how to "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right" while still following a healthy eating pattern.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting the amounts of added sugar, sodium and saturated fats that you eat. The guidelines state that the majority of Americans follow a diet that is too high in these components.

"During National Nutrition Month and beyond, make an effort to cut back on food and beverages high in added sugar, sodium and saturated fats," says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy spokesperson Lisa Cimperman. "Take the time to find creative, healthful and nutritious ways to add flavor to food."

Read more.

webmd photo of healthy portions on plate

5 Great Reasons to See a Geriatrician


As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, one in five Americans will be over 65. In fact, seniors over age 85 are the fastest-growing segment of the population. If you or any of your loved ones are over 65, being treated by a geriatrician can make all the difference. Geriatricians are primary care doctors who have had additional training in the health care needs of older people.

Seniors have many special medical needs, from addressing the natural aging that goes on within the body to managing multiple medical problems and ensuring social support. Geriatricians have a deeper understanding of how these issues might affect a senior's ability to function day to day and how the conditions should be treated.

Here's a look at how a geriatrician approaches some of the more serious senior health issues: Read more.


Feb 2 Carol talked about the importance of estate planning at KLUP Radio Station

Feb 4 & 5 Carol attended UT Law's CLE on The 12th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts.

Feb 11 & 12 Carol presented New Rules, New Roles: Duties of Ad Litems in Guardianships at Docket Call in Probate Court, an Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship Law Seminar.

Feb 23 Carol delivered Estate Planning at Morningside Ministries at The Meadows.

Feb 25 Carol talked Estate Planning at The Elvira Cisneros Senior Community Center.

Coming Up


March 8 Carol talks Wills and Estate Planning at OASIS.

Senior Website of the Month: www.ageinplacetech.com

Age in Place Technology Watch: www.ageinplacetech.com
If you want to know the latest tools and advice for remaining in your home for as long as possible, bookmark this site. You’ll find topics (robots for caregiving) that you never knew existed.

Thanks to Strangers, a 95-Year-Old Gets His Wish to Play Jazz Again


95-year-old Edward Hardy, a British war veteran and lifelong jazz pianist, recently went to live in a nursing home because he has dementia. After arriving, he missed his wife of 75 years and said his only wish was to play in a jazz band again. A worker at the facility sent out a classified ad asking if anyone would like to come play with Hardy.

The response was amazing…

More than 80 musicians asked to come out to Wookey, Somerset and play music with Hardy. Out of the large group of applicants, the band was narrowed down to a quintet with Hardy starring on the piano. Even though he has dementia, he has still retained all of his musical abilities. The performance was incredible and the band looks forward to reuniting in the upcoming months.

Check out this video and watch Hardy and the band play a jazzy version of “The Lady is a Tramp” – made famous by Frank Sinatra.

This is such a sweet story and an awesome reminder of how a little kindness can make a huge difference in someone’s life.


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