Senior woman talks on the phone

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 1.3 million adults attempt suicide each year in the United States. For a tragedy of this magnitude, it is incredible that simply talking about it can make a big difference. There are so many reasons that people don’t want to talk about suicide. It can be a taboo…

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Reacher

As we age the risk and impact of falls increases significantly, especially if you or a loved one has a dementia or movement disorder diagnosis. In this video Sanjay Iyer, MD walks you through some of the ways you can create a safer environment in your home to decrease the risk of falls. Here are…

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exercises in bed

A little bit of gentle movement in the morning (or at any point during the day!) can help you go through your days in the right mindset. Check out this gentle bed exercise tutorial by Marissa Brooks, a therapist who has practiced for over 27 years and specializes in fall prevention and aging in place.…

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Charlotte Harris Teeter

When you run out of eggs and milk, check out these Charlotte-area stores that offer special hours for seniors and/or immuno-compromised individuals. Compare Foods – every day from 7-9am Dollar General – First hour of business, every day Food Lion – Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8am Fresh Market – Monday-Friday from 8-9am Harris Teeter – Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8am…

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Online exercise classes, Facetiming with family, food delivery… we’re all figuring out ways to survive during quarantine. Whether it’s a struggle to manage your loved one’s care remotely, a strategy for passing the time or a small joy from your day, share your experience of self-isolation with us.

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Virtual Happy Hour

Join Charles Edwards, MD this Thursday, July 9th at 5pm for good company, conversation and community. The theme for this week will be keeping a sharp mind. Register below and we’ll send you a link to join the fun through Zoom, along with instructions on how to connect. If you’re uncomfortable getting connected by yourself,…

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We are thinking of all of our patients, families and healthcare workers during this stressful time. The need to isolate elderly and high risk groups due to the coronavirus outbreak can create more anxiety, depression and confusion. Normally we encourage socializing as a way to engage and find purpose, but this unprecedented challenge will hopefully…

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