Go4Life: Fitness news from the National Institute on Aging at N I H


There are many fun ways to be active outdoors, but make sure you stay safe in the sun. Go4Life has the following tips to keep your skin healthy:

  • Limit your time in the sun. Try to stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies. The sun’s rays pass through clouds. You can also get sunburned if you’re in the water so be careful when in a pool, lake or the ocean.
  • Wear protective clothing. A hat with a wide brim can shade your neck, ears, eyes, and head. Look for sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s rays. If you have to be in the sun, wear a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
  • Drink plenty of liquids, especially if it’s hot outside. Water and fruit juices are good options. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Visit Go4Life for more tips on staying safe in the sun.

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National Institute on Aging

Alzheimer's and Dementia Research

e-Update from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging at N I H



"When I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I wanted to do everything possible to fight the disease, not give in to it. I talked with my doctor about possible treatments. He helped me find a clinical trial that was right for me. Now I get to talk with Alzheimer’s experts. Plus, I know I’m doing something that might help my children and grandchildren avoid the disease."

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Advances are being made because thousands of people have participated in clinical trials and studies to learn more about the disease and test treatments.

You can help. Check out Participating in Alzheimer’s Research: For Yourself and Future Generations to learn about:

  • Types of clinical research
  • Common questions about participating in research
  • Why placebos are important
  • Why studies need all kinds of people

Share this information with older adults and caregivers on social media:

Twitter: Volunteers support advances in #Alzheimers #research. You can help, too! Learn more about participating in a trial: http://bit.ly/2rI8b7H

Facebook: Advances in Alzheimer’s research are due in large part to the older adults who volunteer for clinical trials. You can volunteer, too! Learn more about participating in Alzheimer’s research from the National Institute on Aging at NIH: http://bit.ly/2sOwq3o


Schedule of A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Classes

The below classes are in Bloomington/Normal

May 2 thru May 25, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am., Tues/Thur at ARC in Normal (Activity and Recreation Center)

June 2 thru July 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on Fridays, for residents of Evergreen Place (Assisted Living Facility in Normal, IL) (possibly 8 spots available to public)

August 1 thru August 24, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Advocate BroMenn Adult Day Services in Normal, IL

September 22 thru November 10, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on Fridays at Blair House in Normal, IL

To register for these classes please contact Lacey Armstead at:lacey.armstead@ccsicares.com


Get in touch


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Bloomington, IL 61705-9327


Email: aginginfo@eciaaa.org
Phone: 309-829-2065
Fax: 309-829-6021

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Seniors may call toll free:
Phone: 1-800-888-4456