Seniors' Health

Caring for the dementia caregiver — register today!
St. Benedict’s Senior Community – St. Cloud is offering Validation Associate Courses intended for health care providers, community members and direct care providers who care for people with dementia. The four-session spring course begins April 4. For details or to register, contact CentraCare Heath Education & Professional Development at 320-255-5642 or e-mail
Purpose with heart
St. Benedict’s Senior Community – St. Cloud recently made enhancements to its memory care settings with modern, private amenities and a resident-centered design to improve access to care. We affirm that an active, stimulating daily life, backed with the latest scientific advances and research, is the key to treating someone with memory loss conditions. We tailor all of our services to meet the individual needs of our guests, and we make it our mission to fill their days with love and laughter. If you have a family member or loved one in need of memory care, please come experience our wonderful settings firsthand. Call 320-252-0010 and schedule a tour.
Ending Well: Reimagining End-of-Life
Join us at St. Benedict’s Senior Community – St. Cloud from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19 and April 9 for a two-part series on Ending Well Reimagining End-of-Life. This free, interactive workshop will explore topics on living and dying well, what gives your life meaning, and understanding health care directives. A light meal will be served. Preregistration is required by March 12. Call 320-654-2354.
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'Meaningful' Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Older adults who find meaning in their daily activities may remain in better health as they age, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that when middle-aged and older adults felt their days held meaningful activities, they tended to report better health and well-being four years later.

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Many Middle-Aged Americans Worried About Health Insurance: Poll

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Many middle-aged folks nearing retirement have serious concerns about their health insurance coverage, a new survey shows.

Nearly half of people aged 50 to 64 say they have little or no confidence they'll be able to afford health coverage once they retire, according to findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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