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In an era where technology is ever-evolving, and in which the youngest generations are often the most immersed in it, it's easy to overlook the profound impact it can have on one of the most valuable segments of our society: older individuals. The small investment of teaching seniors technology (or of seniors teaching themselves to use it) yields incredibly worthwhile returns that can enhance their quality of life in big ways.

From chatting with loved ones to monitoring health and simplifying daily tasks, the digital realm opens up a world of possibilities that can help older adults lead more independent, fulfilled, and connected lives.

April marks the beginning of Volunteer Awareness—a time to honor and recognize the extraordinary contributions of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to making a positive impact in their communities!

At Spectrum Community Services, we are deeply grateful for the selfless dedication of our volunteers, who work to enhance the lives of seniors in Alameda County. As we commemorate Volunteer Awareness Month, let's reflect on the significant impact of their efforts and the transformative power of collective action.

Healthy eating is recommended throughout life, but as we age certain factors can affect our nutrient needs. Choosing a variety of foods from all the food groups (vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy and protein foods) will help you build a healthy eating routine.

The following tips can help you get started on your way to eating right.

SUPPORT WILL HELP FIGHT SENIOR HUNGER AND ISOLATION IN ALAMEDA COUNTY

On March 1st, Spectrum Community Services kicks off a month of activities as part of #SaveLunch – a nationwide campaign led by Meals on Wheels America designed to rally communities around our senior neighbors and protect the essential services that enable so many to remain healthy and independent at home. Across the country, Meals on Wheels programs will enlist elected officials, community influencers, and other prominent figures to deliver meals, speak out for seniors, and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels.

 

Heart disease remains a leading cause of mortality worldwide, particularly affecting the senior population. With advancing age, the risk of heart disease increases, and lifestyle factors contribute to the elevated risk. Fortunately, by making informed lifestyle choices and taking recommended preventive measures, seniors can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease. Here are some key heart health tips for seniors.