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Keeping Yourself, and Your Grandkids, Healthy through Immunizations

If you have school-aged grandkids, you’re probably hearing about all the shots they need before returning to class. It’s also a good time to check your own immunization record. Our immune systems weaken as we age, putting older adults at higher risk for catching preventable diseases—even the ones we think are just for kids.

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Vacationing in Later Years: 6 Tips That Will Make You a Smarter Traveler

Whether you’re traveling thousands of miles a year, or taking the short occasional trip, there are risks you’ll want to avoid. Here are 6 tips to ensure your next trip is fun and safe.

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LGBT Older Adults Run a Higher Risk for These 3 Chronic Conditions

Chronic conditions can be difficult to manage at the best of times, but for many LGBT older adults, unique challenges threaten the healthy aging of a generation.

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3 Simple Tips for a Healthy and Safe Cookout

Memorial Day weekend is here—the unofficial start of summer. To ensure your summer cookouts are both fun and safe, here are a few tips from the USDA.

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease 101: The Difference and Why it Matters

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often spoken about interchangeably, but they are not the same condition. Understand the differences.

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Jim Firman on His Third Phase: The Best Time of His Life! [Interview]

May is Older Americans Month and to celebrate, we sat down with NCOA’s CEO Jim Firman to ask about his personal experience of aging.

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Location, Location, Location: Top 5 Largest (and Smallest) Cities for Successful Aging

Where you choose to live can impact your health, economic security, and independence as you age. See the top 5 largest and smallest metro areas for successful aging.

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