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Brain Power: Super Foods for a Healthier Brain

06.30.2015

As we age, our body ages along with us, but research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these “smart” or “super” foods to your daily eating regime.  Read More »

It’s Men’s Health Month!

06.16.2015

It’s Men’s Health Month!

Did you know that 52% of men meet the Physical Activity Guideline for aerobic activity? Keep up the good work and remember to include all four categories of exercise in your daily routine!  Read More »

Thank You For Supporting S.192

06.11.2015

Thank you to all the organizations who signed on and joined us in raising awareness about the importance of oral health for older Americans to age healthfully and in their homes!  Read More »

Take Action: WHCOA Needs To Address Oral Health

05.29.2015

Take Action: WHCOA Needs To Address Oral Health

The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held every decade since the 1960s to address issues currently faced by older adults. Regional forums are being conducted across the country. In the Fall of 2014, Oral Health America and 286 leading national, state, and local organizations and individuals submitted a letter urging Executive Director, Nora Super, to include oral health on the agenda of the White House Conference on Aging’s Healthy Aging section because oral health is an integral component to achieving optimal systemic health as we age. The Healthy Aging categories have been announced and oral health is not included. There is still time to make sure our concerns are heard. Read More »

FY16 Funding: Older Americans Act

04.29.2015

Oral Health America recently submitted a written testimony to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies requesting FY2016 funding for all programs administered under the Older Americans Act (OAA) be restored to at least FY2010 levels. Read More »

Who Should Get Checked for Cholesterol?

04.21.2015

It is good to know your cholesterol levels because having high blood cholesterol can increase your chance of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Take charge of your health today and find ways to lower your risk of heart disease.  Read More »

National Volunteer Week

04.16.2015

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.How have you or other older adults volunteered this year? Read More »

Today is World Health Day

04.07.2015

Today is World Health Day

April 7th, 2015 is World Health Day! This year's focus is food safety. We all need food to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Learn how you can make more informed food choices.  Read More »

WHCOA Regional Forum

03.31.2015

WHCOA Regional Forum

The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held every decade since the 1960s to address issues currently faced by older adults. Tune in today to watch a live stream of the WHCOA regional forum in Phoenix, Arizona.  Read More »