Seniors sing their way to health

Celebrating its bat mitzvah year of singing success, the Rose Schnitzer Choir will treat attendees at Cedar Sinai Park’s June 6 annual meeting to a stirring performance. “Choral singing is an inexpensive way to help people be healthier, happier and more mobile as they age,” says Cantor Barbara Slader, the volunteer director of CSP’s Rose…


Insulin resistance may hasten cognitive decline

A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance. According to the research, both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function…


Adaptability key to moving on

Three years ago my father-in-law, now 96, traded his bicycle for a recumbent trike. Freed from the fear of falling and breaking a hip or shoulder as he had seen friends do, he continued his cycling adventures. But the heavier cycle and different muscles needed to pedal made climbing hills a slow, tiring process. Concerned…


Test your hearing health

May is Better Hearing Month and according to the American Academy of Audiology, approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65. One in three people over the age of 60 have hearing loss and that statistic increases to one in two…


Senior service and housing directory

PRODUCTS & SERVICES ADULT DAY SERVICES AT CEDAR SINAI PARK 6125 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 97221 503-535-4403 This social model program provides socialization, support services and recreation in a secure, supervised setting. Group activities are adjusted to the needs, abilities and interests of participants to encourage self-esteem and feelings of success. Lunch and…

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