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JASA Seniors Give Back To The Community

JASA, a New York City-serving senior agency, celebrated over 500 senior volunteers at their Volunteer Recognition Day on November 10, 2016....

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Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

For many older adults, sleep troubles rank among the biggest changes that occur with age. Many people who were formerly sound sleepers...

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What Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects bone health and density. Bones are constantly breaking down and replacing themselves like other...

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How To Keep Indoor Plants Alive During The Winter

Are You Worried About… Lack Of Warmth? While indoor plants have the advantage of staying warmer, your home is not always as toasty as...

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during the night. One of the leading causes of snoring, sleep apnea...

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Risks, Symptoms, and Signs of An Underactive Thyroid

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....

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Section 202 and Mitchell-Lama Housing Programs

Section 202 Section 202, Supportive Housing for the Elderly is a program that provides housing for low- to moderate-income and disabled...

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With Age Comes Extended Time To Fall Asleep

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...

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Simple Ways To Faster WiFi

Over 95% of Americans are connected to wireless internet, mostly through routers inside their homes. Yet, a lot of people don’t know what...

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Public Housing: How To Apply

What Is Public Housing? Public housing are apartments owned by the New York City Housing Authority that are rented to people with low to...

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Winter Pet Care: What You Need To Know

Lower temperatures affect more than just humans, it affects our animals too. Too often, people tend to neglect their pets during the...

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Sleep Apnea Heart Issues

Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects many Americans from all walks of life. Although it is frequently associated with certain...

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Glaucoma: The Different Causes, Types, and Signs

What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an umbrella term for multiple eye conditions caused by damage to the optic nerve inside the eye. Although...

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Does Bad Weather Really Cause Joints To Ache?

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...

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Workplace Ageism: How To Identify Discrimination and Fight Back

What is Ageism? Ageism is the act of discrimination against an older person. This primarily affects people over the age of 60, and is...

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The Cause Of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a complex disorder that causes problems with movement, as well as psychiatric, skin, urinary, and digestive...

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What You Need To Know About Overactive Thyroids

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....

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Do Hair Growth Products Really Work?

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...

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Arthitis and Occupational Injuries

Arthritis is accompanied by three main symptoms: joint pain, reduced mobility, and swelling of the affected joint. Rheumatoid arthritis and...

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What You Need to Know About Depression

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...

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Simple Ways to Keep Warm While Lowering Your Heating Bill

  Find the Perfect Temperature For every degree higher you set your thermostat to, you’re adding around a 1 to 3% increase onto your...

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Tenant Rights: How to File a Complaint

Housing Complaints The Housing Preservation and Development NYC Program allows for tenants to file complaints against neglectful landlords....

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How to Help Someone with Hearing Loss Understand and Participate in a Conversation

For many individuals, aging is a mixed bag of everyday annoyances, extreme challenges, and wonderful new experiences. While minor and major...

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Everything You Need To Know About Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a non-contagious chronic disease that causes rough, raised patches on the skin. It is an autoimmune...

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What are the Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disorder of the nervous system, caused by gradual loss of function in the parts of the...

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Crohn’s Disease: Types, Signs, and Symptoms

What is Crohn’s Disease? Crohn’s Disease is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or an IBD. Affecting around 780,000 Americans, the disease...

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Knowing Your Tenant Rights: Heat

Tenant’s Rights to Heat Every tenant, in both private and publicly-owned buildings, must have heat between October 1st and May 31st....

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Ways to Deal With Hearing Loss

For some, aging is a process that allows them to slow down, contemplate the subtleties of life, and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of hard...

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Diabetic retinopathy is a vision complication caused by diabetes that, if left untreated, can lead to eventual blindness. Here, we go over...

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How Does Medication Take Effect on Parkinson’s Patients?

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic condition that is caused by deterioration in regions of the brain that control movement. Neurons, the...

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