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Stay Independent, Prevent Sarcopenia (Unit=25)
A major threat to older adults aging in place is sarcopenia, which is age-related loss of muscle strength or performance. This handout, intended for adults age 50+, provides information on this growing public health problem and lifestyle tips to keep your muscles strong and functioning.
Helping Memory-Impaired Elders: A Guide for Caregivers
This publication is designed to give family and professional caregivers a fuller understanding of dementia in later life and ways to cope more effectively with the changes resulting from it.
The digital version can be found at:
Oregon State University
Using herbs and spices is a great way to enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes. This fact sheet answers questions about drying herbs, keeping spices fresh, and knowing which herbs and spices to try with common foods.
FAM 3A-H Digital
LIFE Lessons Newsletters
LIFE Lessons is a set of eight newsletters (4 Fitness and Nutrition; 4 Social Wellness) that are part of the Living (well through) Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise (LIFE) physical activity program for older adults.
They are intended for use with the LIFE Program only.
PDF - Set of 8 Newsletters
Therapeutic Gardening: Creating Raised Bed Planters -- Reiman Gardens
Raised beds and planters make gardening accessible for gardeners of all abilities. Use this information to decide where to put your bed or planter, the materials that will be needed, and the types of plants to consider.
Therapeutic Gardening: Resources -- Reiman Gardens
Resource list for making gardening easier and more accessible, including books, organizations, websites, and selected educational programs.
Therapeutic Gardening: Benefits for Healthcare Facilities -- Reiman Gardens
Therapeutic gardens for healthcare facilities benefit residents, staff, and visitors. Find out details of how to plan and maintain these features.
Therapeutic Gardening: Gardening Tips for Older Adults -- Reiman Gardens
Here are descriptions of several simple ideas and inexpensive tools that can help people continue gardening as they grow older.
Therapeutic Gardening: A Factor in Choosing Healthcare Facilities -- Reiman Gardens
When choosing a healthcare facility, consider the outdoor environment. Well-designed landscapes provide therapeutic benefits to physical, emotional, and mental health. Here are nine features to look for.
Loss and Grief in Later Life
This publication is designed to help you understand loss and grief and respond sensitively to others' grief. Although emphasis is on losses in later life, most information applies equally to grief throughout adulthood.
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