Flu Season Prediction Map for Knoxville, TN

Flu Season Prediction for Knoxville, TN Researchers from Columbia University have come up with a Mathematical Formula to predict the timing and severity of flu season in major cities across the US.  This page shows the weekly ILI+ reported so far in the 2014-15 season.   While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from what is in the vaccine, vaccinations can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death. Why does being older than 65 put me at higher risk for getting the flu? As you age, your immune system weakens. This weakening makes seniors—adults 65 years and older— more susceptible to the flu. For seniors, the seasonal flu can be very serious, even deadly. Ninety percent of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and older. How can I protect myself from the flu? Get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available in your area. Getting the flu vaccine protects you and prevents you from spreading the flu to your spouse, children, or grandchildren. You have two options for vaccination—the regular dose flu shot and the higher-dose flu shot designed specifically for people 65 and older. Both vaccines protect against the same three flu viruses. The higher-dose vaccine should result in a stronger immune response. Talk to your health care provider about which vaccine is right for you. Because you are at an increased risk of getting pneumonia, a complication of the flu, talk to your health care provider about the pneumococcal vaccine. The pneumococcal vaccine will protect you against pneumonia....

The COST of Aging – Who Pays and How?

The Cost of Aging – Who Pays and How? Speakers: Quality Home Health Location: Everett Senior Center Please join us on Tuesday, March 10th at 11:00am as Quality Home Health will provide a brief Q & A to common Continuum of Care questions. Nursing Home, Independent Living or Assisted Living? Local Resources, Meals, Transportation Long Term Care, Medicare, TennCare Choices & VA Benefits The difference between Home Health and In-Home Care Med Management & Senior Assistance Programs Lunch Sponsored By: East Tennessee Personal Care Call the Everett Senior Center to Reserve your seat at...