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2014-09-23 12:30:36

Older Pennsylvanians Urged to Become Strong Today and Falls Free Tomorrow HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Aging and Health encouraged all Pennsylvania residents today at an event at the state capitol to join in the observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 23. The theme of this year's Falls Prevention Awareness Day, "Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow," aims to promote practices that help protect people against...

2014-05-01 12:32:16

Urges Older Pennsylvanians to Stay Safe and Healthy HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Aging Brian Duke urges all Pennsylvanians to join in the national celebration of Older Americans Month. This year's theme, "Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow," focuses on injury prevention and safety to encourage older adults to learn how to protect themselves and remain healthy and independent for as long as possible. "For 35 years, the department has been proudly serving older...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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