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Physical Activity to Combat Frailty, Moving in-the-midst of COVID-19

Muscle strengthening can improve bone strength and combat frailty. This fact sheet provides simple ways to fit muscle strenghtening exercises into your daily routine!

May 2020 | Fact Sheet

Physical Activity to Reduce Fall Risk, Moving in-the-midst of COVID-19

Strength and balance activities can reduce the risk of falls. This fact sheet provides resources for older adults to get active while at home!

May 2020 | Fact Sheet

OSU Extension adult exercise programs keep Oregonians active

Walk With Ease and Strong Women & StrongPeople are focusing on self-directed programs and virtual meetings to stay connected to their participants.

Chris Branam | Apr 24, 2020 | News Story

Out There OSU Extension StrongWomen™

Keeping older women strong reduces the risk of fractures from falls and helps older adults maintain their independence. Extension Family and Community Health faculty train local volunteers leaders who guide their StrongWomen™ groups two to three times per week.

Jun 2019 | Video

OSU Science on Tap presents Marijuana as Medicine

At OSU Science on Tap, Oregon State University researcher Jane Ishmael will present “Marijuana as Medicine,” an exploration of current trends in marijuana use and recent progress in understanding how cannabinoids act on the body.

Chris Branam | Feb 15, 2019 | News Story

Food Safety Tips for At Risk Populations - SP50-872

Food safety tips for at risk populations including pregnant women, infants, young children, older adults and other populations who are most susceptible to foodborne illness.

May 2018 | Publication

Coping with Caregiving: How to Manage Stress When Caring for the Elderly

This guide offers suggestions to help caregivers maintain their personal well-being while providing quality care for a relative or another care receiver.

Sally Bowman | Oct 2016 | OSU Extension Catalog

Got Calcium? What form is best?

Q: Do studies substantiate calcium gluconate is better absorbed by bone than calcium carbonate?

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