The Highs and Lows of Hypertension As We Get Older

The Highs and Lows of Hypertension As We Get Older

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is deceiving. Sometimes called the silent killer because most people don’t feel it since often there are no noticeable symptoms. Many folks don’t know they have high blood pressure until they visit their physician. There is good news. Lifestyle changes can help lower blood pressure and keep it under…

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Meet our Team: Cassie Regimbal

Meet our Team: Cassie Regimbal

Meet Cassie Regimbal, director of client service operations at the Council on Aging. She has a passion for older adults and has worked in the industry for almost 20 years. Cassie is a licensed master social worker who graduated from Portland State University in 2018. Focusing on older adults has been her life’s mission. Cassie,…

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Ten Ways to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Ten Ways to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

No matter where you live, it is always possible a disaster could occur without warning, so it’s best to get ready before the shake, rattle, and roll begin. That is the key to surviving a disaster – to anticipate “it” before “it” reaches you.  1. Identify your risk Due to strained financial resources, isolation, and…

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Introduce yourself to the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library

Introduce yourself to the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library

If you live in Oregon and have a print disability that may include visual, physical, and reading difficulties, the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library are available for you. Located in Salem, Oregon, they lend throughout all of Oregon.  Lending is accessible through the mail or via download. “Talking Books delivers a personalized connection to…

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Poor balance is the number one reason why seniors fall

Poor balance is the number one reason why seniors fall

Trouble balancing is the most common reason seniors seek medical help If you’ve ever felt lightheaded or dizzy, you may be having trouble balancing. Often this dizziness is caused by issues with your inner ear.  A common symptom is vertigo where you feel like things around you are spinning.  Good balance is critical to staying…

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