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New 55 Guide

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Magazine
Looking to get the most out of life in your golden years? Turn to our experts for advice on keeping your skin young and vibrant, making health care decisions for yourself and your family, and selecting your dream home.

Health and Wellness Birgit K. Toome, MD, FAAD
Appearance Dermatology
(856) 751-9560
(856) 691-3442

Q. What is the best advice for keeping my skin looking its best and youngest?
A. Minimize sun exposure, wear sunscreen SPF 15 or higher (applied every two hours when outdoors) and avoid smoking.

Q. Is a facelift my only option if I am getting loose facial skin?
A. Absolutely not. Many patients are now taking advantage of wrinkle fillers such as Sculptra®, Radiesse® and Juvederm® to replace the facial volume they have lost over the years. These products help to avoid that “pulled,” unnatural look, and are quite long lasting.

Q. What is the best non-surgical approach to tighten loose skin and cellulite on the body?
A. As we age, we all have certain areas on the body that just won't tighten. For those trouble spots VelashapeTM, the non-surgical body contouring and tightening procedure can provide measurable and amazing results!

End-of-Life Care

Scott Magown
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Mount Laurel
(856) 778-0222

Q. Who pays for hospice care?
A. Most terminally ill people wish to be comfortable and at home during their last months. However, many wait too long to contact a hospice provider, despite evidence that early hospice care can greatly improve the quality of life for both patients and loved ones. There is no need to defer hospice care due to financial concerns. Hospice care is available to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans cover 100 percent of hospice care.


Bob Meyer
Wyngate at Medford, a Bob Meyer Community
(609) 654-4030

Q. What should I look for in a 55-plus community?
A. When looking for that perfect home in a 55-plus community, make sure it has every amenity you’re looking for, such as a beautiful home design, resort-style amenities and a great location. Indulge in gourmet kitchens, entertainment rooms, studies and guest rooms. A 55-plus community is perfect for a homeowner looking for that care-free, relaxing lifestyle, so that you can enjoy the best years of your life.

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 10 (January, 2011).
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