Superfoods

Eating healthy is something we all know we should do, but with so many fad diets and so called “superfoods,” it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the information. You  may not know what to do or what will work best for you. The good news is, eating healthy is much simpler than it’s often made out to …

SCOA Receives National Award

ALBANY, GA – Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA) was recently the recipient of the 2022 USAging Aging Innovations and Achievement Award in the Home and Community Based Services category for its Senior Center Without Walls program. The award was announced at the 47th Annual Conference for USAging, the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging …

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Beat the Heat of Summer

As the temperature rises this summer, the risks of heat exhaustion and heat stroke rise with it. For older adults and young children, the risks of heat related issues are even higher as both groups of people have a harder time dissipating the heat.  With older adults often taking a multitude of medicines for various chronic conditions like diabetes, high …

Managing Chronic Pain

Living with a chronic condition like COPD, diabetes, heart disease, or others can be difficult as they require continuous treatment and can continue to create new challenges after your diagnosis. This can all take a toll on your mental health, and it can be hard not to feel sorry for yourself. While a chronic condition certainly makes life a little …

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Health Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon is one of the perfect treats for a hot summer day, but there’s more to the fruit than its sweetness or juiciness. It also comes with lots of health benefits, making the summer treat even sweeter. Read below to learn more about the top health benefits of watermelon.  Hydration: Because watermelon is made up of about 92 percent water, …

Important Nutrition for Seniors

Eating habits and preferences change throughout a person’s life, and sometimes those changes can affect health. However, for seniors over the age of 60, some essential nutritional details are important to watch. Here are a few suggestions on how to meet these unique dietary needs. HYDRATION As you age, you might find you lose your sense of thirst. Therefore, you …

Beat the Heat of Summer

Whew! Summer is in full gear now, and those warmer temps can create many problems for anyone going outside. We’d like to share a few tips that might make your life a bit cooler during the hot days of summer. Increase liquids – Increasing liquids is always a good idea for seniors but even more so during the hot summer. If …

Exercise for Arthritis

According to the latest CDC data, it is estimated that over 58 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with arthritis – of those, 49.6% are over the age of 65. Symptoms of arthritis can include pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased motion, and more. While medication is part of treatment, there are exercises seniors can do to help with …

Tech Tips!

We live in a world filled with technology. And it’s often rather challenging to figure out which new technologies will benefit you. So we’ve done a deep dive to find those tech tips that can make your life much better. Skype, Facetime, and WhatsApp – All three of these will allow you to visually connect with your children, grandkids, or …

Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. This organization was created around the basic principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities. In 2022, ACL will …