PROBLEMS GETTING YOUR HAIR BRUSH? HERE ARE QUICK TIPS FROM DAILY ACTIVE LIFE: Use foam hot water pipe insulation to wrap the brush handle. Glue it in place to make it fit. If the hole diameter or overall size is too large / large, cut the foam. Then, attach it tighter before recording. The foam creates a non-slip grip that can be held with minimal force. The enlarged size allows you to hold the grip more comfortably with a slight bend of your finger. If you found this quick tip helpful and would like access to more tips like this one, visit the Generations website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click the Active Everyday Living link on the homepage. Active Daily Living offers FREE personal advice on improving health, independence, and aging. Here you can access videos, articles and resources tailored to your needs on a variety of topics focusing on older adults and caregivers.
MAKE A SMART FOOD CHOICE FOR HEALTHY AGING: It’s never too late to make smarter food choices. Eating healthy is an important part of staying healthy as you get older.
The following tips can help you maintain a healthy weight, get the nutrients you need, and lower your risk of chronic disease. (National Institute of Aging, nia.nih.gov)
• Try to eat and drink from this food group every day: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and milk. Variety is an important part of eating healthy!
• Cut back on foods and drinks that are high in calories and add sugar, sodium and saturated fat. Instead, switch to healthier options like fresh fruit and vegetables.
• Instead of high-calorie snacks, such as potato chips, try nutrient-dense snacks, such as carrots.
• Instead of fruit products with added sugar, such as figs, try fresh fruit, such as peaches.
• Instead of regular cola, try fruit or vegetable flavored water.
• Use a food diary to help you track total daily calories, carbohydrates, protein, etc., and see if you are making healthy choices. Understand how many calories you need based on your daily activity level.
• Choose a variety of foods that are packed with nutrients and low in calories.
• Check food labels to understand what foods will meet your nutritional needs on a daily basis.
GENERATIONS STILL SELLING PECANS: The Generation’s Retirement and Senior Volunteer Program still has pecans to sell! This pecan is fresh from Georgia from the newest pecan plant. It costs $ 10 per bag with a choice of 12 oz. a bag of small pieces, or 12 oz. bag parts. Money raised from this sales support project which benefits our local community such as Children’s Vision Screening, Little Elf Workshops, Love-A-Bears, Pet Pad Program, etc. Please call Generations at 1-800-742-9002 to arrange ride purchases and pickups. We are located in the Zella Young Building on the campus of the University of Vincennes, 1019 N 4th St., Vincennes, IN. Please call the office when you arrive and a staff member will bring your pecans for you. Thank you!
MAGAZINE GENERATION: Our magazine is aimed at adults in pre-retirement and retirement and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free for subscribers. All we need is your name and address. If you’d like to receive magazines in the future, call Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or [email protected].
Generations, Area 13 Aging & Disability Aging, is a program of Vincennes University’s Division of Public Service. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org