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Hospice Care at Home Empowers Vermonters in their End-of-Life Journey

Program helps Vermonters and their families live well and cope with loss.

Aging Well Caregiving Palliative Care Patient Stories

Building Up While Sitting Down

Whatever your reason for not being able to get up and about, the health benefits of a workout are still within reach.

Aging Well Arthritis

Don’t Sweat It: Busting Six Menopause Myths

Expert advice to help weather a commonly misunderstood chapter of life.

Women’s Health Aging Well

Medicare 101

Medicare provides health insurance benefits for people age 65 years and older, as well as certain people under 65 with disabilities or specific medical conditions. Becoming eligible for Medicare creates a lot of new opportunities – but you need to know how to make the most of them.

Aging Well

Simple Steps to Prevent Dementia

Neurologist Steele Taylor, MD, tells his patients to stop worrying about the possibility of developing dementia and instead take action on factors they can control, such as sleep and diet.

Aging Well Food and Nutrition Alzheimer's and Dementia Recipes Diet

Walking Is Enough

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need to stay healthy. Learn how, one step at a time, you can gain the physical benefits of regular movement.

Wellness Aging Well Fitness

Q+A with an Expert: The New Alzheimer’s Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new medication to treat Alzheimer’s Disease. Steele Taylor, MD, neurologist and co-director of the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Memory Program, addresses the promise and pitfalls of this new treatment.

Aging Well Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Pandemic’s Heart-Breaking Side Effect: Sitting, Sitting, Sitting

Medical experts are concerned that the nearly year-long pandemic has led to a decrease in physical activity and increase in heart health risks. UVM Medical Center Cardiologist Sherrie Khadanga, MD, offers advice for stepping up activity at home, and ultimately, improving the health of your heart.

Wellness Aging Well COVID-19 Heart Health Fitness

Chocolates, 92 Candles and a Shot

How better to celebrate 92 years on Earth than getting the COVID-19 vaccine? At least that’s how Marion Blanchette saw it on Saturday, February 13 – her 92nd birthday. “I was waiting until it was my turn,” she says, “and I was anxious. But it was perfect. It ran so smooth – no waiting, nothing.”

COVID-19 Aging Well Vaccines Patient Stories

At 105 Years Old, Sophie Knows the Vaccine Will ‘Get rid of this COVID’

Sophie Connors is living through her second global pandemic, and this time she is well-aware of the impacts – and how the world will beat it.

COVID-19 Aging Well Vaccines

Watch Your Step: Preventing Injury at Any Age

You are never too young to start thinking about fall risks, especially during the pandemic as we spend more time around the home. Follow these top tips for making small changes around your home to prevent falls for you and your family.

Injury Prevention Aging Well Safety Tips

Prevent Falls to Avoid Osteoporosis Complications

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four adults age 65 and older will fall. If the pandemic has led to a decrease in your daily exercise, this could put you at greater risk of falling. Read our tips on how to prevent falls at home and what to do if you do fall.

Aging Well Injury Prevention Bone Health

Smoking Took Her Husband and Her Son. Now She’s Ready to Quit.

Marilyn Powell knows all too well about the impacts of smoking. She has no doubt that smoking contributed to the death of her father, her husband, even her oldest son who passed away in his sleep at 39 years old. But as any ex-smoker knows, that is easier said than done. Learn more about the smoking cessation care she received during COVID-19.

Heart Health Aging Well Patient Stories Smoking Stroke

Caring for Your Grandchildren? Set Yourself up for Success

While our communities slowly re-open, many grandparents may find themselves providing care for their grandchildren. Learn how to establish an open dialogue with your child and their spouse in order to prevent potential conflicts.

Injury Prevention Aging Well Caregiving Safety Tips

Got Back Pain? These Patients Got Care Without Leaving Home

With limited in-person appointments available, Joseph Van Horn and Raymond Mitchell describe how they were able to receive orthopedic care for back injuries. Learn how they both got care during COVID-19.

Chronic Conditions Aging Well Back Pain

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