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Feeling anxious is a natural emotion. It’s a temporary feeling that is felt in times of distress, anticipation, and trouble. But, when anxiety goes from being temporary to being constant, then that might be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental disorders, affecting an estimated 40 million… Read more

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Many Americans, particularly older adults, struggle with hearing loss. It is an extremely common problem in people over 65, and is often the result of a combination of factors. Simple wear-and-tear on the delicate mechanisms of the inner ear over time, in addition to sustained exposure to loud noises, certain medications, and some illnesses, can… Read more

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Wives’ tales have been passed down from generation to generation, sharing timeless information from years past. But, how many of these tales are actually true? Here we go over some of the most popular wives’ tale, going in depth on whether or not they’re actually accurate.   Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold Some people… Read more

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Baking Soda is cheap, versatile, easy to use, and can clean everything and anything you can imagine; from household items to appliances to beauty supplies to skin. Here we go over 12  amazing ways to use baking soda. Clean: Rust off silverware. Mix together baking soda and water until you get a nice paste that… Read more

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What is Bronchitis? There are two types of bronchitis: Acute and chronic. Both happen when the bronchial tubes, or the tubes that transport air to the lungs, are inflamed. Symptoms include: Trouble breathing Coughing Overproduction of mucus Mild fever Shortness of breath or wheezing (Most common in people with asthma) Acute bronchitis is the most… Read more

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Diets are tricky. They’re often hard to stick to, have confusing guidelines and can be extremely time-consuming. Diet programs love to take advantage of this, and often promise fast, painless, and motivational plans that are supposed to help people lose weight fast and keep it off. But, do these programs actually work? Yes and no…. Read more

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Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder that affects many older adults. Its symptoms include movement problems, such as shaking, difficulty walking, stiffness of the limbs, and stooped posture. In later stages, Parkinson’s can also have psychiatric and behavioral effects, such as depression, dementia, and sleep disturbances. In addition to these common symptoms, bone… Read more

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No matter which senior center you attend, every center in New York must follow a certain set of rules and requirements. These requirements are known as the senior center Bill of Rights, which ensure fair treatment of all patrons. These rules are:   1) Anyone who fits the requirements of the senior center can join… Read more

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JASA, a New York City-serving senior agency, celebrated over 500 senior volunteers at their Volunteer Recognition Day on November 10, 2016. The event focused on the hundreds of volunteers, all from varying senior centers throughout NYC, and their impressive work through the JASA’s Give Back to the Community Program, a program which focuses on… Read more

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For many older adults, sleep troubles rank among the biggest changes that occur with age. Many people who were formerly sound sleepers suddenly experience insomnia, waking during the night, daytime sleepiness, and general disturbances in their sleep patterns. Difficulty getting a good night’s sleep can exacerbate stress, diminish energy, compromise memory, and generally diminish quality… Read more

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Osteoporosis is a disease that affects bone health and density. Bones are constantly breaking down and replacing themselves like other living tissues do. When suffering from osteoporosis, bones can’t replace all of the tissue that breaks down, causing them to weaken significantly. At first, osteoporosis doesn’t have any symptoms. The only way to find out… Read more

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Are You Worried About… Lack Of Warmth? While indoor plants have the advantage of staying warmer, your home is not always as toasty as your plants need it to be. When the heat is low or off, indoor plants can suffer from the cold, especially when placed by windows or drafty areas. While you… Read more

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Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during the night. One of the leading causes of snoring, sleep apnea isn’t just annoying – it can have serious health consequences. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the disorder, and is caused by airway blockage. This type of sleep apnea… Read more

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What Are The Thyroid Glands? The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s Apple. The gland produces hormones that affect the metabolism. The thyroid is extremely important, maintaining the body’s heart, temperature, protein production, and usage of fats and carbohydrates. Problems with one’s thyroid can… Read more

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Section 202 Section 202, Supportive Housing for the Elderly is a program that provides housing for low- to moderate-income and disabled seniors. The program works through private and nonprofit sponsors, who provide the costs for the senior housing developments. These housing facilities can include meals, transportation, housekeeping, and other various services. But, not every facility… Read more

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It is very common for people over the age of 60 to get less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night. In fact, many older adults struggle with insomnia. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling and staying asleep – taking longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep or waking frequently during the night…. Read more

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Over 95% of Americans are connected to wireless internet, mostly through routers inside their homes. Yet, a lot of people don’t know what exactly WiFi is, or how they can get the best connection. Here, we go over the basics of WiFi and simple tricks you can do to ensure the fastest connection. What Is… Read more

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New York For Seniors is excited to announce the completion of our Winter 2017 Edition magazine launching on Monday, February 13th! Bringing together seniors from all over New York, this edition highlights some incredible programs and people whose generosity shined over the holiday season. Along with the features, the magazine is filled with informational articles that… Read more

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What Is Public Housing? Public housing are apartments owned by the New York City Housing Authority that are rented to people with low to moderate incomes. These apartments’ rents are 30% of the household’s total income, which allows each household to pay what they can afford. The NYCHA owns, approximately, 328 public house developments… Read more

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Lower temperatures affect more than just humans, it affects our animals too. Too often, people tend to neglect their pets during the winter, not realizing that cats and dogs also need their fair share of protection against the colder weather. Here, we go over some pivotal rules to follow when caring for your pets during… Read more

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Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects many Americans from all walks of life. Although it is frequently associated with certain populations (it is more prevalent in men, smokers, and overweight individuals, as well as within certain ethnic groups) it can affect anyone. Sleep apnea involves temporary cessation of breathing during sleep, and can… Read more

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What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an umbrella term for multiple eye conditions caused by damage to the optic nerve inside the eye. Although each condition varies in causes and symptoms, all can lead to permanent eye damage, including partial and complete blindness in one or both eyes. In fact, glaucoma is one of the leading… Read more

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Do you ever get back pain when it rains? Or headaches in the cold? Old wives’ tales have always blamed the weather for making the body ache, and now, science does too. After years of people swearing this phenomenon is true, there is now solid evidence that aches and pains worsen in certain weathers. So, what… Read more

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What is Ageism? Ageism is the act of discrimination against an older person. This primarily affects people over the age of 60, and is unfortunately experienced by many seniors on a near daily basis. Ageism can come in many forms, including: Stereotypes that depict older people as invalids, forgetful, stupid, or slow. Jokes aimed towards… Read more

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Parkinson’s disease is a complex disorder that causes problems with movement, as well as psychiatric, skin, urinary, and digestive problems in its later stages. Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, meaning that it gets worse over time. People who suffer from Parkinson’s initially experience a range of symptoms including tremors, body stiffness, slowness of movement, and… Read more

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What Are The Thyroid Glands? The thyroid is the butterfly shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. The gland produces hormones that affect the metabolism. The thyroid is extremely important, maintaining the body’s heart, temperature, protein production, and usage of fats and carbohydrates. Problems with one’s thyroid… Read more

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Hair loss is almost inevitable. It’s estimated that 85% of men experience hair loss by the age of 50 and 40% of women experience it by the age of 40. Because of this, many products love to claim that they can prevent or cure hair loss. Everything from shampoos to oils to vitamins to medicines… Read more

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What Is CDPAP? CDPAP, or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a Medicaid-based program that allows individuals to be in control of their personal home assistant. Unlike other programs, CDPAP allows for the recipient to choose and hire their own health care assistant. The program allows the recipient to feel both in control of… Read more

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Arthritis is accompanied by three main symptoms: joint pain, reduced mobility, and swelling of the affected joint. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the dominate types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly attacks healthy cells, leading to joint degeneration. Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is caused by general wear-and-tear… Read more

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Among seniors, depression is the most common mood disorder. It often goes undiagnosed and untreated due to the stigma that it is not a real disorder. Depression is very real, and should never be ignored. Here, we go over the types, symptoms, causes, and effects of depression. Depression is the feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and… Read more

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