Monthly Archives: October 2014

Take time for a flu shot

Our immune system weakens as we age, so people 65 years and older are more susceptible to the flu. The flu hits older adults harder, too, with more severe symptoms. It is important that all older adults are vaccinated, according to flu.gov.

  • Seniors have two flu shot options: the regular-dose flu shot and the high-dose shot that results in a stronger immune response. Talk to your health care provider to decide which one is right for you.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately.
  • Because you are at high risk for flu-related complications, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medications if you do come down with the flu.

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Anyone can vote early

"Your vote counts" pin.Older adults wield an immense amount of power at the polls. In the 2010 election, 61 percent of seniors voted compared to 46 percent of eligible voters overall. Voting has changed through the years with touch-screen voting in some places and showing READ MORE

Pink Heals campaign visits campus

Residents gather to show their support for the Pink Heals fire truck raising cancer awareness.

Residents gather to show their support for the Pink Heals fire truck
raising cancer awareness.

When Nicki and Elaine came to visit Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, Jean Koch was one of many residents there to greet them. Nicki and Elaine, two Pink Heals fire trucks, came in August to visit and support cancer survivors and loved ones of people READ MORE