Age-Related Eye Issues

Our eyes are one of the many things that can decline as we get older. In this article, we’ll go over some of the common age-related eye issues, prevention tips, and things that can help with vision loss.  What are the most common age-related vision issues?  How can I prevent age-related vision issues?  While not all of the vision issues …

Benefits of Humor for Stress Management

It’s only natural to have stress in your life, but too much can lead to adverse health issues and just make it much harder to enjoy your life. However, there are many benefits of humor for stress management. Humor can be a surprisingly simple way to help manage your stress! How Humor Helps Your Stress  As simple as it sounds, …

Cybersecurity Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping

Online shopping can be so convenient for the holidays, especially when you can take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from the comfort of your own home this time of year. However, many scammers are aware of how many people use online shopping, and they are out in full force this time of year. This article offers some …

The Importance of Dental Hygiene for Seniors

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Most of us know that eating healthy and exercising are important as we get older, but less of us look to brushing our teeth and flossing as a big impact on our overall health. However, the link between dental health and overall health is an important one, so regular brushing, flossing, and dental appointments …

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Preventing Accidents and Falls at Home 

September is National Fall Prevention Awareness Month and with 36 million falls being reported each year for older adults, it’s an important issue. Falls can risk an older adult’s health and independence, so check out our top tips for preventing accidents and falls at home. Source

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Nursing Home Advocacy

Elder abuse is a big problem, and unfortunately, the rates of elder abuse are high in nursing homes. In some nursing homes, the staff to resident ratio can be very high, and seniors can be neglected too. At SCOA, we want all seniors to be happy and healthy, and that is why we place such an importance on nursing home …

Heatstroke Prevention

If your body overheats because you’ve been out in the heat for too long or overexerted yourself in the heat, this is called a heatstroke. A heatstroke is incredibly dangerous, especially for seniors and young children, and it requires emergency treatment. If it’s not treated quickly, your brain, heart, kidneys, and muscles can all be damaged, and you could even die. …

Elder Abuse Prevention

At least 10 percent of adults over 65 will experience some form of elder abuse this year, and that’s far too much in our eyes. Luckily, there are some steps we can all take to help prevent this issue, which we’ll go over below. SOURCE

Older Americans Month

Each May, the United States recongizes the month as Older Americans Month (OAM). The theme for this year’s Older Americans Month is Aging Unbound, which encourages us to explore diverse aging experiences and talk about how we can combat different stereotypes. Older Americans Month started in 1963 under President John F. Kennedy (called Senior Citizens Month at the time), and …

Preventing Senior Hunger

More than five million seniors are food insecure here in the U.S., and at SCOA, we think even one is too many. Seniors in Southern states like Georgia are at an even higher risk of being food insecure, and this is a huge problem. In today’s article, we’ll talk about preventing senior hunger. Click here to learn about our upcoming …