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  1. Aging: A Natural and Beneficial Part of Life

    Sep 24, 2020

    Aging is a highly individualized experience and age-related changes occur at different rates for different people. The functional status between individuals of the same chronological age can be surprisingly different. Research suggests that some individuals report feeling up to 20 percent younger than their chronological age. 
  2. Osteoporosis: Risk Factors, Prevention, and Detection

    Sep 16, 2020

    Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” It is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and reduced bone strength, which leads to an increased risk of fractures and poor bone quality. Throughout one’s life, old bone tissue is constantly being broken down and new tissue is being built to replace it. Most people reach their “peak bone mass” around age 35, then very slowly start to lose bone mass faster than they can build it.
  3. Coordinating a Community-Led Business Retention and Expansion Program

    Sep 11, 2020

    Communities are better able to impact their existing business climate when they have a clear understanding of their local and regional economies. One way to learn more about the economy is to engage in a community-based Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program. When a community undertakes the BRE program, the process helps them implement best practices related to cultivating their business climate and ecosystem (Purdue, 2019).  Communities that actively implement an on-going BRE program focused on the retention and expansion of local businesses will: