Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College
The Lifelong Learning Academy (LLA) is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors. LLA operates year-round and is supported through student registrations and private contributions. LLA offers non-credit, university level selected by a curriculum committee primarily on the basis of anticipated student interest, balance with other offerings, instructor qualifications, and fit within the constraints of scheduling, space and finances. There are no grades or tests. Students may attend classes at any of our locations, participate in Einstein’s Circle discussion groups, and attend lectures and special events.
Friendship Challenge September 5
During the Friendship Challenge September 5-8, you can make a difference in the life of a senior who is without insurance or underinsured and has nowhere els...
Loneliness: A Growing Health Threat for Older Adults
Social isolation can make disease and early death more likely, but a new campaign seeks to bring greater awareness to the problem.
Link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s
A new study has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.Periodontitis or gum disease is common in older people and may become more common in Alzheimer's disease because of a reduced ability to take care of oral hygiene as the disease progresses. Higher levels of antibodies to periodontal bacteria are associated with an increase in levels of inflammatory molecules elsewhere in the body, which in turn has been linked to greater rates of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease in previous studies. The latest study set out to determine whether periodontitis or gum disease is associated with increased dementia severity and subsequent greater progression of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease.
6 Tips Boomers Need For Slips and Fall Prevention
Blog post at Boomer Places : One of the main concerns for any 50+ persons which includes many of us baby boomers, is a slip and fall. These can cause not only severe inj[..]
When Health is the Real Wealth
by Karen Coney Coplin
The Senior Friendship Health Center isn’t a new organization. It’s served the medical and dental needs of Naples residents since 1985; until recently in a site near City Hall that most will remember as the (now closed) Chapel Grill restaurant. While it may have a new locale and an expanded mission, it remains true to its roots. The Center’s services are devoted to helping residents who are at least 50 years of age and, also, are at 300 percent of the poverty level
Clients qualify as uninsured or under-insured; once so qualified financially, they will be seen by volunteer specialists to create a treatment plan. The Center’s many dedicated volunteers include treating…