Senior Living Blog | Healthy Aging

In Challenging Times, Accentuate the Positive

Published: January 20, 2022

“Eliminate the negative … latch on to the affirmative…” The lyrics to that old song come in handy these days. If you’re like most people, you’re spending a certain amount of time fretting. Given what’s going on in the world right now, that’s understandable. But what if you can’t stop the bad thoughts that are… Read More

Six Great Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Published: January 13, 2022

“I love sleep because it’s like a time machine to breakfast.” Whoever said that was pretty smart! But there are many other smart reasons to love a good night’s sleep, including: Protecting against health problems. As researchers from the University of California, Berkeley noted, “Sleep deterioration has been linked to such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease,… Read More

6 Tips for Winter Skin Care

Published: December 5, 2021

As we grow older, we’re more likely to experience the discomfort of dry skin—especially in the winter months. Here is some helpful information from the American Academy of Dermatology: Dry skin is a common problem during the winter and its effects can be painful, causing the skin to flake, itch, crack and even bleed. Yet… Read More

Drawing Can Help Your Memory and Your Brain Health

Published: August 5, 2021

Somebody’s name, an item you need to buy, or something you want to tell your friend – these are all typical things that might escape your memory. To remember something, you might repeat it a few times and visualize doing it. Of course, you can write it on paper or in your phone’s memo app,… Read More

Worried or Stressed? Mindfulness Can Help

Published: July 20, 2021

If you experience frequent worry or stress, you might benefit from practicing mindfulness. Numerous studies have shown the ability of mindfulness to lower stress, which is often the foundation of many diseases. It can also bring peace of mind and expand our ability to experience the world around us. Mindfulness is a powerful practice of bringing one’s… Read More

Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

Published: May 5, 2021

In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again here at Webster at Rye and in our larger community as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. In our community, older adults are a key… Read More

Reading, Puzzles, Crafts – Your Brain Loves It All

Published: April 22, 2021

Most of us have heard about the benefits of brain exercise. When we’re kids, reading, writing, games and other mentally stimulating activities help build healthy brains as we grow up. As we age, these activities may continue to help us preserve our memory and cognitive abilities well into our later years. Research has shown that… Read More

The Link Between Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

Published: March 5, 2021

Depression is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. According to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, an estimated 15% of people older than 65 are dealing with depression. Symptoms include a persistent feeling of sadness, lack of energy, and changes in normal eating and sleeping. People with depression may also have… Read More

Safe Exercises for Osteoporosis

Published: February 19, 2021

Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis? According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 10.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with this disease, which is a loss of bone density. Osteoporosis can rob us of our independence as we grow older. This condition is a major cause of back pain, spinal problems and broken bones—including serious hip… Read More

Exercise For a Healthier Heart: It’s Never Too Late

Published: February 5, 2021

February is American Heart Month—a great time to consider whether we’re doing all we can to support cardiovascular wellness. Most people today are aware of the heart health benefits of physical activity. Many young and middle-aged people make regular exercise part of their daily routine. But what about their grandparents? If you’ve pretty much been… Read More