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February is National Cancer Prevention Month!

More than two-thirds of all new cancers are diagnosed among adults aged 60 years and older. As the number of adults living to older ages continues to increase, so too will the number of new cancer cases. In 2018, more than 1.7 million people were diagnosed with cancer. Without more efforts to prevent cancer, that number is expected to reach more than 2.2 million by 2050, with the largest percentage increase among adults who are 75 years old or older.

Here are 6 tips to prevent cancer in older adults:

1. Don't use tobacco. Using any type of tobacco puts you on a collision course with cancer.
2. Eat a healthy diet.
3. Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active.
4. Protect yourself from the sun.
5. Limit Alcohol
6. Get regular cancer screening tests. Regular screening tests can catch some cancers early, when they're small, have not spread, and are easier to treat.
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February is National Cancer Prevention Month! 

More than two-thirds of all new cancers are diagnosed among adults aged 60 years and older. As the number of adults living to older ages continues to increase, so too will the number of new cancer cases. In 2018, more than 1.7 million people were diagnosed with cancer. Without more efforts to prevent cancer, that number is expected to reach more than 2.2 million by 2050, with the largest percentage increase among adults who are 75 years old or older.

Here are 6 tips to prevent cancer in older adults: 

1. Dont use tobacco. Using any type of tobacco puts you on a collision course with cancer.
2. Eat a healthy diet.
3. Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active.
4. Protect yourself from the sun.
5. Limit Alcohol
6. Get regular cancer screening tests. Regular screening tests can catch some cancers early, when theyre small, have not spread, and are easier to treat.

Prayer: We thank You for Your love and mercy this day, most merciful God, and we ask for the desire and ability to give unselfishly to others, as we have received so generously from You. May the power of Your presence heal the broken places of our lives. When we lack strength, renew us with Your love. When we feel alone and lost, be our companion and guide.
Quiet the voices of fear that confuse our judgment and our heart’s true vision. Give us Your guidance that we may never ignore the human needs around us. Rather, help us to seek out opportunities for service and love. May we continue to serve You with courage and gratitude today and always. Amen
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Prayer: We thank You for Your love and mercy this day, most merciful God, and we ask for the desire and ability to give unselfishly to others, as we have received so generously from You. May the power of Your presence heal the broken places of our lives. When we lack strength, renew us with Your love. When we feel alone and lost, be our companion and guide.
Quiet the voices of fear that confuse our judgment and our heart’s true vision. Give us Your guidance that we may never ignore the human needs around us. Rather, help us to seek out opportunities for service and love. May we continue to serve You with courage and gratitude today and always. Amen

The residents enjoyed some music with Mike and Jan Cherry today while celebrating all our February birthdays. ... See MoreSee Less

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