Physical Capability

The Alaska Heart Run

Millions of Americans live with heart conditions that can turn deadly, but the American Heart Association (AHA) is committed to funding research, awareness and care. Every year, Alaskans take a Saturday in April to help to raise money for the AHA, while also practicing heart healthy habits. On April 21, joins Alaskans in the Alaska… Continue reading

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month
January marks Glaucoma Awareness Month, a sight-stealing disease affecting more than 3 million people. Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve and for the millions of people sufferi ng from glaucoma, its effects often sneak up on them. As much as 40 percent of a person’s vision can be lost without a person noticing, giving the… Continue reading

November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month
One in 11 Americans suffer from diabetes. November marks National Diabetes Month an event aimed at spreading awareness about the risks, symptoms, complications, prevention and management of diabetes. The 2017 National Diabetes Month theme is “You Are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team.” You can check out the theme video here. The goal is… Continue reading

Is Someone You Love at Risk of a Fall?

Is Someone You Love at Risk of a Fall?
Every 13 seconds and older adult is treated in the emergency for a fall related injury. Falling is the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for elderly Americans. But aging doesn’t necessarily mean that your older loved ones have to fall. There are certain risk factors that you can look for that will… Continue reading

How to Talk About Fall Prevention

How to Talk About Fall Prevention
Talking to our elderly loved ones about fall prevention can be challenging, as with many issues that arise around the topic of aging. Often times, it’s really hard for people to accept that their ability to get around is compromised or that their sense of independence is declining. As we’ve talked about before, many falls… Continue reading

5 Keys to Helping Seniors Remain Independent

5 Keys to Helping Seniors Remain Independent
Now that we’ve talked about what independence really means for most seniors, let’s look at a few important keys to helping seniors remain independent, for as long as possible. Keep Healthy Paying attention to your health is one of the most important things you can do for your independence: Exercise regularly—we already talked a lot… Continue reading

Senior Living: What Does it Mean to Remain Independent?

Senior Living: What Does it Mean to Remain Independent?
Alaskans are an independent lot. It’s really a huge part of our identity and perspective. As we age, we often experience threats to aspects of our independence that we may have taken for granted. That’s why we’re celebrating the spirit of independence and independent living throughout the month of July—to increase dialogue about ways to… Continue reading
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