Take charge of your health

Social Connect: An Antidote for Stress and Social Isolation

Stress and social isolation can affect anyone. If you are an older adult or a person with disabilities, you probably know that you are particularly at risk for them. Social Connect is proving to be a resource that can help you stay well, learn how to manage stress and get connected to others through the program’s classes. Read More

Take the Right Steps to Prevent Falls

According to the CDC, every second of the day, someone age 65 and over falls in the United States. One in four older adults will experience a fall, and one in five falls results in a broken bone, too often a hip fracture. Slips and falls are NOT a “normal” part of aging and they can be prevented. Read More

2021 Falls Prevention Awareness Week Presentations

Falls are not inevitable. Most falls can be avoided. To mark Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 20 through 24, 2021, Juniper held free online sessions. They are chocked full of good information and tips to help you reduce your risk. Read More

Walk with Ease to Reduce Joint Pain and Stay Active

Angela Kalkbrenner is helping older Minnesotans create a routine to stay active and healthy in a safe, relaxing and enjoyable way — walking! As director of wellness at SilverCreek on Main, a senior living community in Maple Grove, MN, she is one of the people leading people through the Walk with Ease program to make walking part of their everyday life. Read More

Small Steps; Big Rewards with Aging Mastery Program

Working for the St. Louis County 911 Communications Division, Holly Olson is familiar with the challenges some older Minnesotans are facing when they’re calling her department. So, when her Minnesota county offered an opportunity to prepare for aging and take steps to improve her own health and well-being, she jumped on it. Read More
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