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How Does Using Sunscreen Protect Our Skin as We Age?

Some sun can be good for you, but in order to keep your skin healthy and ultimately reduce the risk of skin cancer, it’s best to take precautions.

There are three types of skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma grow slowly and rarely spread to other parts of the body. They’re usually found on parts of the skin most often exposed to the sun such as the head, face, neck, hands and arms. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer as it can spread to other organs and be deadly.

Try to avoid being in direct sun for prolonged periods when the sun's rays are the strongest. Seek shade between the peak hours of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It’s also important to remember that you can get sunburned on a cloudy day and when you are in or around water. Being cognizant and wearing sunscreen will help protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun.

When choosing sunscreen, make sure to select a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. An SPF of 15 will block out 93% of the sun’s rays, an SPF of 50 blocks out 98%. Our lips can become sunburned, too. Choose a lip balm with SPF 30. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes prior to going outside. The extra time allows the ingredients to fully bind to your skin. Reapply sunscreen every two hours.

For answers to all your aging questions, start with Tabitha. Contact a Senior Care Expert today.

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Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

Tabitha Meals on Wheels strongly depends on wonderful and dedicated volunteers to deliver meals, and is always looking for more individuals, organizations and companies willing to serve on a regular basis. Learn more.

Through Aug. 18, vote Tabitha daily for Best of Grand Island—hospice and in-home care company. Vote online at BestofGI.com and text 645 & 711 to 308.222.3146.

Did you know your upcoming vacation (or staycation) anticipation can actually boost your mood? Get tips on vacation planning and ideas of things to do around Nebraska this summer. Watch video.

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It is important to make time to enjoy the outdoors. Spending time outside on a daily basis is beneficial to one’s mental, emotional and physical health. Read more.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels partners with the U-Stop Kicks it Back to the Community program. Every Tuesday in July, U-Stop will give two cents from every gallon of gas sold to support local Seniors.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha came together for the 20th Annual Gateway Sertoma Golf Event Friday, June 10. The event raised a grand total of nearly $90,000 for Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Learn more.

Through July 7, nominate Tabitha for Grand Island’s “Best of the Best” in Hospice, In-Home Care Company, Place to Work and Customer Service categories!

Before swimming this summer, make sure you have measures in place to keep you and your family safe. Consider implementing the following tips into your poolside regimen as your summer fun starts to ramp up.

Help Tabitha earn a spot on the final ballot for Best of Lincoln honors! Nominate Tabitha now through June 30 at BestofLincoln.net. View categories.

Donald Starkey, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and Tabitha Hospice client, received a memorable rally of riders thanks to his Hospice nurse and ABATE of Nebraska motorcycle club. Read more.

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April is Global Volunteer Month. Volunteers are a vital part of the Tabitha family—and often become family to those we’re privileged to support, too. Read Frankie and Delaney's story.

Tabitha announced JP Lauterbach has joined its Tabitha Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Lincoln-headquartered nonprofit, as director of development. Read more.