Senior Living Blog

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

Published: September 5, 2021

Webster at Rye continues to follow guidance from the New Hampshire Department of Public Health in response to the Delta variant and breakthrough infections among vaccinated people. You can read our most current update here. We would like to also share the following current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about… Read More

Don’t Forget the Other Vaccines You May Need

Published: August 20, 2021

National Immunization Awareness Month is observed every August to call attention to the need for vaccination for people of all ages. Lately, news about vaccines has been focused overwhelmingly on COVID. But, of course, vaccines protect us from several other harmful diseases throughout life—and older adults are often at higher risk of contracting these diseases… 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

Helping a Loved One with Dementia Manage Their Money

Published: July 5, 2021

When a senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, family often worry about their loved one’s physical safety. Yet in the earliest stages of dementia, a senior may face a different danger: trouble managing their money. In fact, say experts at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “When once-simple financial… Read More

When Parents and Grandparents Disagree

Published: June 20, 2021

Finally, families are starting to get together again. Grandparents are getting to spend time with grandchildren after too much time apart. Some families may be planning visits to distant grandparents, or even taking a vacation with them. It’s wonderful that families can resume spending time together, especially while the grandkids are young. But, of course,… Read More

Having Multiple Symptoms Can Affect Quality of Life

Published: June 9, 2021

Do you frequently experience pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, breathing difficulty, or sleep problems? Those six symptoms are very common among people aged 65 and older. Unfortunately, many of those people also experience more than one symptom at a time. A research team from the University of Washington recently completed a study on “symptom burden”—the effect… Read More

Mental Health and Physical Health are Intertwined

Published: May 25, 2021

Did you know that mental health conditions become more common with age? As we grow older, we’re more likely to be living with chronic health problems that can affect our quality of life. But the opposite is also true – mental health problems can worsen our physical health. That’s because depression and anxiety make it… 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