It’s Fall – Time for your Covid Booster! 

September 20, 2022 — As Fall rolls in, so have the new COVID-19 boosters. MRNA technology has made it possible for a new bivalent booster to be developed that is tailored to protect not only against the original COVID-19 virus but its most dominant circulating sub-variants BA4 and BA.5. The CDC is recommending that all those eligible make arrangements... Read More

Navigating the Hazards of Happy Hour

January 14, 2022 — January is the month for new year resolutions. Cutting back on alcohol usually makes the top of the list, along with exercising more and trying to eat healthier. We all have our unique relationship to alcohol. For many, having a few drinks is part and parcel of social gatherings and good times. The comforting ritual... Read More

Gathering Responsibly for the Holidays

December 13, 2021 — It’s the holiday season and all of us at HealthSense wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and joyous holiday season! As we look to show our love and appreciation, spending time with others is the most precious gift we can give them. We can wrap this gift with respect and care... Read More

The Power of Gratitude

November 9, 2021 — With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us look forward to our uniquely American holiday! We gather with family and friends around a table to share a meal and show gratitude for what we have in our lives. The next day, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season resumes in full force,  and the... Read More

Have Your Say – Your Health Your Way!

October 12, 2021 — If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is to be prepared for change. The same can be said for health care planning. We cannot take our health for granted, so having a plan in place to deal with health challenges as our conditions evolve is important, especially for frail older... Read More

Is there a nurse in the house?

September 15, 2021 — There’s nothing like a global pandemic to shine a light on the nursing profession and the value nurses bring to public health. Nurses in general have an excellent reputation. Indeed, a Gallup poll survey in 2018 showed that nurses ranked as the top trusted professionals for the 17th year in a row and enjoy consistently... Read More

Dealing with Delta

August 16, 2021 — The Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading with alarming speed among the unvaccinated. As a protection to yourself, and your community,  unvaccinated individuals should get the shot as soon as possible. Immunity can take up to 6 weeks to develop; and we must all do our part in stopping the spread of this virus. In... Read More

The path to independence is paved with support

July 16, 2021 — July is the month where we celebrate American Independence. The hard-won fight that gave birth to a democratic bastion of freedom for people to live their lives as equal under the law. Independence didn’t just happen – it was and is a long game with lots of strategic decisions and choices made for the greater... Read More

Gray is a Color on the Rainbow

June 14, 2021 — June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and affirm the diverse mosaic of our humanity. Part of this rainbow coalition includes a growing number of LGBTQIA+ elders. Conservative estimates are that there are over 3 million LGBTQIA+ people over 50 living in the US today. According to SAGE, an advocacy organization for the older... Read More