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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.

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Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best In-Home Care in the annual York Reader's Choice Awards. We need your help to win! Vote for Tabitha daily between Sept. 13-26

Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.

GracePointe by Tabitha, Assisted Living & Memory Care Suites, celebrates 10 years of exceptional quality care. The Senior living community is located on Tabitha’s main campus in the heart of Lincoln, Neb. Read more.

As an approved education site through the Nebraska Health Care Association, Tabitha is pleased to offer a pathway to becoming a Nursing Assistant (CNA). Space is limited—apply today.

Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Lincoln in Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through August 31 at BestofLincoln.net.

Vote Tabitha for best hospice and in-home care company in the 2021 Best of Grand Island contest between now and August 22. Learn more.

While normally “back to school” is reserved for children, it turns out that this time of year is important for every age. That’s because you’re never too old to continue learning, and it can help you live up to your true potential in everyday life.

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Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha joined forces for 19th annual golf event at Lincoln’s NuMark Golf Course, raising over $75,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Read more.

Tabitha kicked off construction of its upcoming 200,000 square foot Senior Living Community in Grand Island—Tabitha at Prairie Commons. Read about Groundbreaking Ceremony held June 24, 2021.

Nominate Tabitha for best hospice and in-home care company in the 2021 Best of Grand Island contest between now and July 12.

Although aging is inevitable for any organ, there are easy steps you can take to reduce and slow down the skin’s aging process.

Help Tabitha make the Best of Lincoln ballot. Nominate daily through June 30 at BestofLincoln.net for Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work.

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 these precautions.

Give to Lincoln Day offers a unique opportunity to make an even bigger impact in the lives of Seniors and our local community. Donations made between May 1 and 25 receive a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund. Learn more.