The Facts About Flu Shots

The flu might be the last thing you want to think about during the summer. However, with summer winding down and flu season approaching, it may be time to start thinking about protection. An estimated 70-85% of seasonal flu-related deaths occur in people ages sixty-five and older (Centers for Disease Control, 2023). LECOM Health is…

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The Current State of COVID-19 in the Senior Community

In 2020, the world as we knew it was flipped upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic instilled fear and panic in people of all ages. Since the risk of becoming severely ill from COVID increases with age, fear and panic were especially prevalent within the senior community. Fast forward to 2023, and our…

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Wound Awarenes

Wound Awareness Month

LECOM Institute For Successful Aging is commemorating Wound Care Awareness Month. Within the Erie senior living community, LECOM offers special treatments for wounds. “LECOM is unique because there are doctors that specialize in wound care,” said George Munro, Wound Care Coordinator for LECOM. Seniors and Wounds in Long-Term Care Facilities Seniors are at risk for…

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Alzheimer's Kaleidoscope | LECOM Institute

Alzheimer’s Kaleidoscope -A Commentary Melanie R. Titzel, Ph.D.

I have a kaleidoscopic view of Alzheimer’s disease with many colors and views changes. My colorful experience reflects various roles I’ve held, including care partner, researcher, senior living administrator, Educator, and volunteer. I have directly and personally witnessed many changes in the delivery of Alzheimer’s services and education over the last thirty years. I have…

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