It is a common misconception that bears hibernate during the winter. While bears tend to slow down during the winter, they are not true hibernators.  It’s this “Grizzly Bear” behavior that some of us humans…

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Contaminated Food

Did you know the Centers for Disease Control estimates 76 million people each year get sick by eating contaminated food?!  Older adults and children are considered most susceptible to foods contaminated by harmful bacteria and…

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Colder weather

Cold weather, like hot weather, can often catch people unprepared.  This is a good time to be reminded of what can happen when things cool down. Did you know that temperatures do not have to…

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Fall has arrived.  The word “fall” is on my mind and it conjures up all sorts of associations.  For example, “fall” connects to “harvest” in my brain.  As a result I’m imagining the cornucopia of…

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The change of seasons can trigger memories for people of all ages, particularly for older adults.  Reminiscing and retelling stories from the past is an important way to feel connected to important people even when…

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