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Alcohol Abuse Soars for Older Americans

Posted by Cedars on October 18, 2017

New study released from AARP suggests a ‘public health crisis’

Adult drinking in the U.S. has become a “public health crisis” in the past decade, with the steepest rise among those 65 and over, according to a recent federal study.

The increase in alcohol use, in high-risk drinking behavior, and in alcohol abuse and dependence for those 65-plus was at least double that of the general population, said the study, published in JAMA Psychiatry.

For support contact your local providers.

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Protect your family from elder financial abuse

Posted by Cedars on September 22, 2017

Safeguarding a loved one.

Since elder financial abuse is correlated highly with isolation, one way you can prevent the possibility of it happening is to make sure an elderly relative has regular social interactions and outings.

Spotting the signs.

  • Changes in an elderly person’s typical spending patterns.
  • Transferring assets to a new “friend” assisting with finances.
  • Excessive reimbursements to caregivers, friends or family members.
  • New authorized signers on an elderly person’s bank.
  • Unexplained changes in an elder’s bank or attorney.

www.eldercare.gov for more information.

 

Posted in : Senior Living

Cedars Market Returns

Posted by Cedars on June 6, 2017

Open Air ~ Farm to Market

Open Air ~ Farm to Market

Open Air Market ~ Farm to Market Venders

Location: Cedars of Austin (700 1st Dr NW, Austin)

East Side Millpond Parking Lot **Watch for signs**

Wednesday ~ 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Please enjoy these local venders.

Thank you, we have had an amazing Cedars Market this year. As of 9/20 the Cedars Market is closed for the season.

 

Posted in : About Us /Senior Living

Austin Paint The Town Pink Fundraiser at the Cedars

Posted by Cedars on February 6, 2017

Cedars is hosting a week of fun for Austin’s Paint The Town Pink. Activities Director Cathy Ehley has a week of fun and celebration to raise as much money as we can for our local cancer fundraiser. Our week started off with wearing pink clothes and our famous pie in your face contest.

Paint The Town Pink Fundraiser

Paint The Town Pink Fundraiser

Posted in : About Us /Chef Jack /Senior Activities /Senior Living

Cedars Reading Buddy Program

Posted by Cedars on January 21, 2017

Cedars of Austin hosts a variety of  Wellness activities for their residents. Cathy Ehley Recreation Wellness Director brings a group residents to the Banfield Elementary School to engage in their reading program on a regular basis.

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Cedars Reading Buddy Program at Banfield Elementary School.

Cedars Reading Buddy Program at Banfield Elementary School.s

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Isolation is more than being alone.

Posted by Cedars on

 AARP Connect2affect

What is isolation?

Isolation is more than being alone. It’s the result of feeling detached physically or psychologically, or being disconnected from support groups of family, friends and community.

Loneliness and isolation are not the same thing.

  • Loneliness (also known as subjective isolation) denotes how people perceive their experience and whether or not they feel isolated.
  • Objective isolation involves quantifiable measurements, such as the size of one’s social network (and the frequency of engagement with it), availability of transportation, and ability to access resources and information.
  • Isolation is a growing health epidemic.
  • More than 8 million adults age 50 and older are affected by isolation.
  • The health risks of prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Visit connect2affect.org to learn more

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