Health and Wellness

  1. Genetic Scam at the Auburn Expo: MedGen Medicare Fraud Alert

    A genetic scam is sweeping the nation, and last month we got caught up in it. There was a genetic scam at the Auburn Expo, with possible Medicare fraud. MedGen, the company that provided genetic sampling at … Continue

  2. Successful Aging Expo Speakers April 30, 2019 in Scarborough

    The Successful Aging Expo speakers in Scarborough on April 30, 2019 will cover topics from travel to exercise. Older Mainers and their family and friends can learn about everything from cruise planning to physical therapy tips at … Continue

  3. Hypothermia and Polar Votex: Be Prepared for Cold!

    Polar Vortex!  Hypothermia! The very name brings images of scary movies and even scarier temperature drops, but if you’re “of a certain age” in Maine, cold weather is nothing new to you! If you’re like me, you remember … Continue

  4. Successful Aging Expos Announced

    Successful Aging Expos and Forums in Maine 2019 Successful Aging Expos are shows or fairs that feature services and information especially targeted to older Mainers. There are often health screenings, talks, entertainment and special opportunities like flu … Continue

  5. Holiday Travel: Tips for Happy Thanksgiving Journeys

    Holiday travel can be a stressful event for anyone, and traveling when you’re older is no exception. The key is planning! Sit down with a cup of tea and a piece of paper, and list everything you … Continue

  6. Get Your Flu Shot!

    Time to get your flu shot, because flu season is starting! According to the CDC, influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. As of February 2018, there were 28 … Continue

  7. Avoid Browntail Moth: Stop itching!

    Browntail moth is back! Gardeners and picnickers, alert! We’re approaching the first molt for the browntail moth caterpillars, and that means their tiny itchy spines will be blowing around on the warm air, settling on chair arms … Continue