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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast ... Read more

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

   The 6th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2013 to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older ... Read more

Falls Preventention Awareness Day

Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow   Date: September 23, 2014 The 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on September 23, 2014—the first day of fall. This year’s theme, ... Read more

Dementia care costs more than Cancer care

Treating dementia patients’ costs around $159 billion a year. A report from New England Journal of Medicine, state that treatment for dementia is more expensive than treatments for patients with ... Read more

Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.

Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit: 1. Get a Kit of emergency supplies. Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe ... Read more

Thrive at Home is presenting these free classes:

Marie Woodard, RN, Thrive at Home Administrator and a member of the Fairfax County Long Term Care Coordinating Medical and Social Services Committee, will be holding two 90 minute presentations ... Read more

Labor Day Picnic and Food Safety

The staff at Thrive at Home wishes you a happy and safe holiday weekend!      Seven Super Steps to Safe Food in the Summer During warm weather, it is especially important to take extra ... Read more


Aid & Attendance and Housebound Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for ... Read more

The Importance of Kidneys

Once a person is in adulthood, around thirty to thirty-five years old, the kidneys’s functionality begins to decline by .5 percent a year. This makes the kidneys more susceptable to disease; ... Read more

The Incessant Obesity Epidemic

  The 50’s was the decade when fast food was popularized in America. Today, many seniors who grew up eating burgers, fries and soda are now overweight.  A report looking at 7 major ... Read more

How Much Will You Pay to Look Younger

  People say money can’t buy you happiness, but can it buy you youth? 79 billion baby boomers are hoping it will, with one anti-aging cream and Botox injection at a time. Around 70 million ... Read more

First of It’s Kind Dementia Village

  Just a few minutes from downtown Amsterdam, on the outskirts of Weesp, Netherlands is a unique community that has a restaurant, hair salon, grocery store and even a movie theater, with ... Read more


    Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or ... Read more

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling any food.   Wash food-contact surfaces (cutting boards, dishes, utensils, countertops) with hot, soapy water ... Read more

Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2012

  12/3/2012 National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as a reminder to ... Read more

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