New, Free Grant to Help Older Adults 62+ Install Safety Features Into Tucson Rural Homes

Direct is one of five Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Arizona. Founded in 1980 as a private, non-profit organization operated by and for people with disabilities. They advocate for voice, choice, and independence for individuals with disabilities including older adults aging in place. Rural Home Access Program for Adults Age 62+ Direct’s Rural Home […]

Skin Care Tips for Seniors Living In The Desert

As we age, it’s normal for our skin to retain less moisture. Older adults tend to have thinner, more sensitive skin. That’s why we encourage our local desert community to create a skin care routine that improves overall hydration. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it deserves your affection! Skin functions […]

ElderHealth Members Share Their Favorite Family Holiday Recipes

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are among us. You may be planning to spend them with family, and sometimes that may include travel. The stores are bustling and the weather has gotten cooler. You might follow family traditions and look forward to those family gatherings.  It’s a time of giving and time […]

Quick And Easy DIY Rice Heating Pad With Instructions

If you have achy joints, muscle pains, cramping, cold hands and feet – a quick and easy solution is to make a rice heating pad. It’s a great option to help provide warmth and comfort. You’ll only need a few common household items to make your very own rice heating pad. Here’s a list of […]

Earth’s Medicine: Nutrient-Rich Foods For Senior Health

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As we age many of us start to have a daily medication regimen. Whether it’s blood pressure medication, thyroid, a diuretic or bowel regimen it seems like medications keep piling up. Medications are sometimes necessary and you should always follow your physician’s orders. More and more people are seeking non pharmacological interventions and natural remedies.  […]