Seniors

 
 
Cataracts represent the leading cause of blindness worldwide and they are known to primarily affect older adults. It’s vital that seniors have the right information to better understand the condition and know what to do if they have them.

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While they may not be guaranteed protection, vaccines represent the best form of risk reduction, and can help make symptoms less severe for those who do come down with an illness. Here are recommended vaccinations seniors should consider, upon thorough discussion with their physician.

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As we age, it’s especially important that we foster positive social engagement to not only safeguard against isolation, but to also improve various aspects of our physical health. Here's why it's important.

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In this article, we’ll explore what makes seniors more sensitive to the sun, and look at ways they can reduce their risk of the aforementioned conditions, so that they can enjoy a relaxing summer.

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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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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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On a Sunday afternoon in Corona, 10 members of Temescal Palms Lodge No. 314 gathered in the home of a Mason and his mother, and presented their brother with an award for pioneering in Masonry. Confined to a wheelchair from birth, Newton Hill “Bill” Gosser exceeded many expectations throughout [...]

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“I was raised to always take care of my family. I just never dreamed I would have to use Masonic Outreach Services.” For the past five years, Edward* has been at the side of his wife. Better and worse, health and sickness, he has cooked, cleaned, managed the finances, and driven the long hours to […]

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At age 89, after living alone comfortably for three decades, Mary* slipped and fell. For three terrifying days, she laid on the floor. She couldn’t get up or even move. She had no family; no one who would worry when they didn’t hear from her. She was helpless. Mary’s husband had passed in 1974. [...]

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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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