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The village movement, Part 1 of 2

Written by Daniel J. Jachimiak, BA. Posted in Our Community

For every retiree that packs up and moves to Florida, Arizona, or some other warm-weather spot, another four or five prefer to stay right where they are. But as we get older, many people find themselves needing more help, whether it’s a referral to someone who can fix a leaky toilet, a ride to the doctor, or simply a few friends to keep them company.

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New year, new view

Written by Chantal Crane, MSW, LSW. Posted in Our Community

Last year, as we all obliviously banged pots and pans and cheered for a “happy” 2020, 28% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions. Among these individuals, 43% reported their resolution was to diet, and 37% reported their resolution was to lose weight (YouGov). Ironically, though, 95% of diets fail, leaving us feeling far from happy (Monte Nido and Affiliates). Dieting can be detrimental to our mental health and body image, as we may perceive ourselves as being “failures” for not losing weight.

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Cancer Connection in Our Community - COVID and cancer

Written by Jean Schoen. Posted in Our Community

We have entered a new year in the midst of a pandemic. Crazy isn’t it? COVID-related issues have wreaked havoc on every aspect of our lives! Imagine being a cancer patient during this pandemic. I hear comments every day from patients who are afraid to leave their homes, who feel so isolated that they are overwhelmed with depression, and even those who fear going to the cancer center or the hospital for treatment.

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Zepf Center strengthens suicide-prevention services with help from SAMHSA grant

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

Though the rate of suicide in the state of Ohio for the year 2020 has not been officially documented, the number is likely to be significant and sobering, due in no small part to the stress and isolation associated with the COVID-19 lockdowns. Even before the pandemic, an alarming number of lives were being lost each year to suicide in our state. In fact, according to the latest statistics from the Ohio Department of Health, in 2018 alone there were 1,836 suicides in Ohio—five per day.

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UTMC takes interdisciplinary approach to chronic pain treatment

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

Chronic pain is a complex condition that can be frustratingly difficult to treat. It differs from the acute pain we associate with bumps, bruises, cuts, broken bones, or surgery in that it persists long after tissue healing has occurred, and it can even develop in people who have no history of injury. Opioid medications, which can be effective in treating acute pain, proved to be woefully inappropriate for managing chronic pain, as the ongoing crisis of opioid addiction and overdose clearly demonstrates.

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Affiliation won’t change Sunset’s commitment to high-quality care and services

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

With Sunset Retirement Communities and Otterbein SeniorLife recently announcing that the two non-profit senior-care organizations have affiliated, older adults who are currently exploring their senior-living options may be questioning how this new partnership could impact the quality of the services Sunset provides. The answer is simple:

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