Senior Living Blog

Getting Started with Mindfulness

Published: September 25, 2023

You’ve probably heard about practicing mindfulness before but what exactly does it mean? In short, mindfulness means focusing on being rooted in the present moment. It sounds simple enough. But just like any skill, learning to be mindful takes practice and patience. Purpose of Mindfulness Overall, the idea behind mindfulness is being actively engaged with… Read More

Stretch for Better Health

Published: September 10, 2023

It’s a stereotype about aging—muscles tighten and we can’t quite move like we used to. Getting older doesn’t mean we are destined to decreasing mobility and range of motion. And one of the most important thing we can do to maintain mobility as we age is stretching! As we age, our muscles, tendons, and ligaments… Read More

Feel Better About Yourself By Feeling Better About Others

Published: August 25, 2023

These days, it seems that good feelings about other people can be in short supply! Political battles, sniping in Facebook comments and trolls on news sites can make us all feel a little prickly, judgmental and self-focused. But according to a March 2019 study from Iowa State University (ISU), improving our feelings toward other people… Read More

Better Communication with Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

Published: August 10, 2023

Family caregiving is hard work, especially when a loved one is living with memory loss. There is hands-on care, piles of paperwork and watchful responsibilities. Yet many family members report that of these tasks, the most challenging is communicating with their loved one. From the early stages of the disease, people living with Alzheimer’s may… Read More

Have a Food-Safe Summer

Published: July 25, 2023

As we approach the heart of summer, with its beautiful sunshine and balmy weather, many of us look forward to dining alfresco and enjoying barbecues and picnics with friends and family. It’s a lovely season, but for older adults, it’s crucial to remember that warm weather can bring with it a higher risk of foodborne… Read More

What’s Your Disaster Plan?

Published: July 11, 2023

When a natural disaster strikes, all living things are in danger. But older people are especially at risk of injury or illness because of pre-existing conditions or mobility issues. Being prepared for natural disasters can literally mean the difference between life and death or serious injury. And unfortunately, these natural disasters and climate events are… Read More

Reduce Your Stress By Resolving Conflict

Published: June 25, 2023

You’ve probably heard the old adage that couples shouldn’t go to bed angry. This advice could apply to other relationships as well, according to a new study from Oregon State University (OSU). The study authors also say older adults are better at heeding this advice than are younger people. The research team reports that after… Read More

Get Into Nature—It’s Good For Your Health

Published: June 10, 2023

During the pandemic, many people quarantined in their homes and didn’t go out as much. On the other hand, public health experts told us that socializing outdoors was much safer than inside. Events from weddings to family nursing home visits to church services migrated outdoors as weather permitted. If you or an older loved one… Read More

Dealing with Indoor Allergens

Published: May 25, 2023

The itchy, watery eyes. The on-going congestion. The tingling sensation that just…just…just…makes you sneeze! Spring means fresh flowers and sunshine, but it also brings along allergies. Allergies are the body’s overreaction to foreign protein that gets into or onto the body. And it’s the sixth-leading chronic illness in the United States, impacting more than 100… Read More

Spring Clean Your Brain

Published: May 16, 2023

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home! It’s also an excellent time to take stock of your mental and emotional health. As we age, our brains naturally undergo changes that can affect memory, cognitive function, and mood. However, there are several things older adults can do to spring clean for their brains and maintain optimal… Read More