Most healthy Americans likely think malnutrition is something that only affects people in undeveloped countries. Recent studies indicate senior adults, especially those recovering from illness, are vulnerable to malnutrition.
According to National Pharmacies’ website, this includes as many as 50 percent of people aged 65 and older, especially those who are isolated. It’s also been reported by nutritional experts that there is a high likelihood that malnutrition is either not properly diagnosed in senior adults, or perhaps gets missed altogether.
With the extreme drought conditions taking hold in California, the City of Alameda is doing its part to reach the 20 percent reductions in water use requested by the Governor. All Alameda parks will be watered 20 percent less. This may result in green grass turning brown. Submit questions online at the city website or call the Parks Maintenance Line at 747-7572.
Alameda first to welcome Relay for Life 20 years ago
This year will mark the 20th time that the Alameda community has supported the American Cancer Society through the Relay For Life fundraising event. In 1995, Alameda was the first city in the area to host a relay.Since then, the events in Alameda have raised $1,474,561.49 for cancer research and services for those affected by cancer.