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In Celebration of Active Aging

“Active aging”, a term created by the World Health Organization in the late 1990’s, is a deliberate approach to aging according to one’s personal wishes and needs. While each person’s goals may be different, many aging adults share a common desire to lead engaged, independent lives with a focus on healthy longevity. Continue reading

How to Help Get the Most out of Your Food

Our bodies can only integrate somewhere between 10 and 90 percent of the nutrients that we consume. With some simple tricks, there are ways we can amplify our body’s ability to get the most nourishment out of our meals. Continue reading

Balanced Care Recipe: Autumn Ratatouille

This recipe for Autumn Ratatouille is quick and easy. All the recipes we’ve shared are healthy and are easily adapted to individual needs and preferences. Continue reading

Designing a Personalized Healthy Lifestyle

Fifty percent of all adults are managing at least one chronic condition according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By making sound choices in daily living, it is possible to create a healthier future for yourself and your loved ones. Continue reading

In Recognition of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month, we are sharing information about gynecologic cancer, which is only found in a woman’s reproductive system. Being armed with information can be powerful in creating and maintaining healthy longevity. Continue reading

Fill up on Fruits and Vegetables

September is Fruit and Veggies Month! We strongly believe that longevity is linked to a balanced lifestyle that includes physically and mentally engaging exercises, de-stressing activities, and a healthy, varied, plant-filled diet. Every meal should contain is 50 percent fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

Home Care Assistance Recognizes Lynn Reed as Caregiver of the Year

The 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award is Lynn Reed of Home Care Assistance of St. Louis. Lynn, a veteran with over 30 years of experience, “is such a ray of sunshine” in the lives of her clients and their families due to her positive, compassionate and outgoing nature. Continue reading

Understanding Leukemia and Lymphoma

Over 170,000 people will be diagnosed with either leukemia or lymphoma in 2016, and education is key to preventing, screening, or treating leukemia and lymphoma. Since September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month worldwide, we’re sharing an overview of the diseases along with treatments and ways to help if a loved one is living with either. Continue reading

In Recognition of National Cholesterol Awareness Month

Over seventy million people in the U.S. have unhealthy levels of cholesterol, and of that number, only about 20 million are taking measure to control it. September is National Cholesterol Awareness month, we’re promoting education around healthy, balanced cholesterol levels. Continue reading

How to Show Appreciation This Grandparents Day

This Sunday, September 11th, is Grandparents Day worldwide, a holiday dedicated to celebrating all grandparents for their tireless love. To celebrate these special people who love our children unconditionally, we’ve come up with five ways to show appreciation this Sunday. Continue reading