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The Ellen DeGeneres Show and St. Camillus Have Something in Common

The Ellen DeGeneres Show and St. Camillus Have Something in Common I happened to catch the last few minutes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on TV a few days ago. It featured a montage highlighting recent viewers who had received generous sums of cash from the show and its corporate sponsor, Shutterfly. Now I don’t…

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Aging in Place: Home Modification and the Aging Population

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), only one in six home owners has made home modifications that would allow them to be safe and comfortable in their home as they age. Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapist Assistants (OT/OTAs) help people of all ages to increase their ability to engage in everyday activities (occupations). OT/OTAs help…

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

Are you getting that feeling that you’ve been here before – you’ve made your resolution to exercise regularly and now three weeks later the days between your exercise sessions are getting more numerous and you’re wondering if you have the ability to exercise regularly?   Well, yes, you do have the ability; you just may need…

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Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For: The New Annual Giving Garden at The Centers at St. Camillus By Michael Connor, Relationship Development Coordinator “Be careful what you wish for,” is an adage that my late mother loved to toss out to me as an occasional maternal, always omniscient warning. When I began working in the…

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What We Know About Falls and Fall-Related Injuries

We happen to know quite a bit about falls here in the United States. First we know that they are widespread. About 1 out of 3 older adults fall annually, and your chances of falling increase as you get older.  Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in those over 65, and they…

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The Power of Moving

General physical activity is a mediator for many medical problems prevalent in society today, such as high blood pressure, cardiac disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and many more. And exercise, a type of physical activity, is a powerful intervention to prevent or minimize the effect of those same multiple medical conditions.  Not just any exercise…