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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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A few years ago, Danny Honniball read an annual report story about an elderly California Mason who’d been secretly living in his car for a decade, until one day he landed in the emergency room. When the hospital phoned the number listed as next of kin, they reached his lodge. His brothers and Masonic Outreach […]

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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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Throughout the month of June, Grand Master Galloway calls upon all California Masons to recognize the enduring legacy of the Masonic Homes of California. Through the vision of our forefathers and the continuing dedication of brothers today, every day we bring needed relief to our brethren and [...]

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One of the greatest threats to senior wellbeing and quality of life is falling. In fact, falls represent the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal 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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As author and literary critic Gilbert K. Chesterton once wrote, “Education is simply the soul of society as it passes from one generation to another.” This is not a transfer that can happen solely through literary works, films, or encyclopedias; it must take place in person, with individuals [...]

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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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Even for devoted parents, it is sometimes difficult to know when a child or teen is struggling with challenges that make it difficult for them to achieve social and academic success. The Masonic Center for Youth and Families (MCYAF) offers various areas of assessment to help ensure that your [...]

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This article provided by Comfort Keepers, an independent caregiving provider in the Masonic Value Network Clearing the Plate Think back to a time when you were a child and your parents made you eat all of the vegetables and fruits from your plate. Although it may have seemed like a chore at the [...]

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