Memory fitness

Have you ever misplaced your car keys? Or drawn a blank on someone’s name? Or gotten to the store but couldn’t remember why? You’re not alone; we’ve all been there!

Person with seasonal affective disorder.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a short-term condition characterized by symptoms of depression. Although it can happen any time of year, most people are affected in fall and winter. 

Cartoon image of senior doing yoga.

According to the most recent data from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), nearly 21 million adults in the U.S. practice yoga—twice the number from 2002. Among adults ages 45 to 64, use of yoga increased from 5.2% in 2002 to 7.2% in 2012.

Ringing, roaring, buzzing, clicking, hissing—these are some of the ways people describe tinnitus, also called ringing in the ears.

health care professional with patient

The employees of Erickson Living strive to provide residents with extra services that may make life easier. Among these services is a Medicare Advantage health plan called Erickson Advantage, which has been offered exclusively to Erickson Living community residents for over ten years now.

Ashby Ponds Medical Center

2010 AARP poll found 73% of older Americans would like to stay in their residences as long as possible. “Health reasons” are cited as a major reason for moving, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Census.

health benefits file folders

If you haven't already, you might receive a letter from your former company about a change to your previous retiree health plan. Some employers have been cutting back on benefits since the early 1990s, and the trend has continued. 

Retirees on the losing end of the deal

Cartoon image of a sick colon.

Colorectal cancer is a collective term for cancers of the large bowel. This cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States and the third most common type for men and women. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), 134,000 persons will be diagnosed with the disease in 2016 and about 49,000 will die from it. 

For seniors, a higher-dose flu vaccine is more effective than the standard dose but may produce more side effects.

You’ve probably had the flu at some point in your life. And since you successfully fought it off, you may think you could do it again. So why get a flu shot?