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Low Income & High Stress: The Effects of Poverty Part 2 of 3

When you live in poverty, you worry about being able to provide basic needs like housing, food and health care for your family. It is no surprise this can cause tremendous stress. Data shows that the rate of adults experiencing any type of mental illness is greatest among those with family incomes below the federal […]

Being Poor & in Poor Health: The Effects of Poverty Part 1 of 3

Over 43 million Americans fall at or below the federal poverty level. This means that a family of four is living on $24,600 a year (or $2,050 a month). Being poor in the US also means living 10-15 years less than the richest Americans. This is the first installment in a series that will look […]

Aging In Place

Aging In Place: How Older Adults Can Maintain Independence According to US Census data, persons 65 years or older represented 14.5% of the U.S. population in 2014; they are expected to represent 21.7% by 2040. Nearly all seniors want to stay in their homes or “age in place.” Unfortunately, there are many factors that can […]

Eat Local

Summer is right around the corner. That means plenty of locally-grown produce options will be available. But why is choosing local produce good for you? It’s fresh. Most wholesale produce is picked up to a week before it reaches a supermarket and travels an average of 1500 miles! Veggies and fruits grown by local farmers […]

 

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