Monthly Archives: June 2016

Can we delay aging?

Research on animals suggests we could improve humans’ healthy lifespan

By Felipe Sierra for Next Avenue

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Credit: Thinkstock

Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging.

No, we cannot “prevent aging”… but what if we could delay it?

Unfortunately, the deterioration READ MORE

Parsons celebrates CNA Week

Front Row: Candace Harris, Gypsie Collins, Dakkin Sexton, Lyndsi Carpenter, Amber Stove, Deeandra Pierce Middle Row: Jamie Carnahan, Hannah Swayze, Torrie Hale, Savanna Garretson, Maria Stover, Mey Barlow, Summer Buskirk, Chad Rogers Back Row: Pam Abney, Adryanna Lao-Rivera, Kayla Glaspie, Shawn Page, Sarah Rightmer, Colbie Sanders, Brenda Heins, Ruth Peak Not pictured: Sheila Glaspie, Kelly Wood, Tricia Sexton, Jasmine Edie, Phyllis Hollins, Carly Parker

Front Row: Candace Harris, Gypsie Collins, Dakkin Sexton, Lyndsi Carpenter, Amber Stove, Deeandra Pierce
Middle Row: Jamie Carnahan, Hannah Swayze, Torrie Hale, Savanna Garretson, Maria Stover, Mey Barlow, Summer Buskirk, Chad Rogers
Back Row: Pam Abney, Adryanna Lao-Rivera, Kayla Glaspie, Shawn Page, Sarah Rightmer, Colbie Sanders, Brenda Heins, Ruth Peak
Not pictured: Sheila Glaspie, Kelly Wood, Tricia Sexton, Jasmine Edie, Phyllis Hollins, Carly Parker

Certified Nurse’s Assistants, or CNAs, are a critical part of the Parsons Presbyterian Manor team. June 12-18, we celebrated CNA week with a catered dinner, a CNA survival kit, a name plaque with positive adjectives and a wooden wall décor piece.

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Why Social Security benefits won’t be cut

One of the presidential candidates is a key reason

By Chris Farrell for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

I love Social Security. Seriously. Social Security was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 and over time has evolved into America’s most successful pension and insurance program.  Social Security helps keep millions of America’s READ MORE

Prepare for surgery with exercise and diet

‘Prehabilitation’ is slowly being recognized as valuable for success after a procedure

By Judith Graham for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

A dozen years ago, at the age of 50, Lillie Shockney decided to have breast reconstruction surgery after two bouts of cancer and two mastectomies. The procedure called for removing a flap of skin and fat from her abdomen, used to rebuild her breasts.

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Getting rid of possessions: It’s harder than you think

Since the process is partly psychological, here’s how to prepare

By Harriet Edleson for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

If you’re ready to move to a smaller space or think you might want to downsize in the not-too-distant future, take a deep breath and start planning.

It’s a much bigger task than you’ll ever imagine, partly because the process entails far more READ MORE