Health Matters

Friendship for Children

Jul 19,2018

A man told me a story about his 10-year-old son, Jeff — a good student and a well-behaved child. Jeff is somewhat quiet and did not begin to develop strong friendships until the past year. Four boys have become good friends. They play video games and hang out at school together. 

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Courtesy &nbsp&nbsp A critical part of preventing falls and other health problems as one ages is staying physically active and promoting wellness. To this end, Medicare covers an annual wellness visit to determine a patient’s health risks.

Taking Full Advantage of Medicare Benefits

Jun 21,2018

As people age, it’s important to receive wellness care: healthcare that may lower risk of illness or injury. Medicare pays for some wellness care, but it does not pay for all the wellness care a patient might need.

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Tips on How to Live with Anxiety

Jun 21,2018

Everyone experiences anxiety. When we have a test to take, when we have a job interview, when we ice skate for the first time. Some level of anxiety prompts us to pay attention, and that can be helpful.

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AEC &nbsp&nbsp Living Seniors stopped by Alameda Food Bank’s table at Mastick Senior Center’s celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 30.

Mastick Celebrates Senior Health, Fitness

Jun 14,2018

AEC Living visited Mastick Senior Center on Wednesday, May 30, to help celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The event, which was free to seniors, offered mini senior fitness tests with a certified personal trainer and free blood-pressure and glucose checks from Alameda Hospital. 

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Experiencing Depression

May 17,2018

There is no way to describe depression that fits everyone. Just as each person is unique, so are our ways of experiencing our feelings. 

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Being with the Family

Apr 19,2018


When clients first come to my office, I find out about their backgrounds. Where they came from sets a backdrop to who they’ve become. Who raised them lays a foundation for the values and lifestyles they grew up in and this impacts who they become as they age.

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Courtesy &nbsp&nbsp Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma. Be sure to have annual eye exams and catch it early.

Medicare Can Help Protect Your Eyesight

Mar 15,2018

Are you at risk for glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision — usually side vision — by damaging the optic nerve. That’s the nerve that sends information from the eyes to the brain.

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