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Seniors are more likely to become dehydrated, and face a greater risk of everything from falling to contract illnesses. In this article, we’ll explore the factors that influence hydration, the health consequences of dehydration, and steps seniors and caregivers can take to reduce the overall risk.

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When it comes to nutrition for older adults, misinformation can be especially dangerous. In an effort to provide accurate information to help support health and wellbeing, we want to dispel some of the more common myths surrounding senior nutrition.

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Falls represent the leading cause of most injuries of American seniors. With a few alterations and additions, seniors can manage their living environment, thus reducing their risk of falling.

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Quality, Not Quantity The older we get, the harder it becomes to get a good night’s sleep. Beginning in our late 20s, there’s a steep decline in the amount of deep sleep we get each night – and by the time we reach 50, that amount is reduced by more than half. For older adults […]

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This article provided by Comfort Keepers, an independent caregiving provider in the Masonic Value Network   The Silent Killer It may be surprising to realize that nearly half of all U.S. adults have high blood pressure (or hypertension). It’s especially concerning considering that high [...]

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This article provided by Comfort Keepers, an independent caregiving provider in the Masonic Value Network A Growing Concern Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths. [...]

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This article provided by Comfort Keepers, an independent caregiving provider in the Masonic Value Network A Complex Organ When it comes to exploring the brain, it would seem that with each breakthrough the scientific community makes, new unprecedented questions arise. While this is certainly [...]

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A NEW CAFÉ AT THE MASONIC HOMES WILL FOCUS ON FOODS FOR COGNITIVE HEALTH By Michelle Simone What do the Barbagia region of Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula; and Ikaria, Greece have in common? According to author Dan Buettner, they’re all [...]

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FAQs about Masonic Senior Outreach Services

What is Masonic Senior Outreach Services (MSOS)? MSOS provides free assistance to Masonic family members ages 60+, connecting clients with the services and resources they need to stay healthy and safe at home or in their home community. MSOS is direct relief, one of the oldest forms of Masonic [...]

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FAQs about the Masonic Homes Residential Services

General campus information Where are the Masonic Homes residential communities? What levels of care are offered? The Masonic Homes are licensed residential communities for Masonic family members ages 60+ (RCFE/CCRC). Our Union City campus (Northern California) offers independent and assisted [...]

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