Senior Living Blog

Plan Ahead for Healthcare Decisions

Published: April 5, 2021

We like to think that we will always be capable of making our own healthcare decisions. Sometimes, however, it doesn’t work like that. A stroke, a car accident, Alzheimer’s disease—any number of circumstances might limit or take away a person’s immediate ability to make healthcare decisions. Fortunately, you have the power to think about and… Read More

Why Older People Have Trouble Sleeping

Published: March 19, 2021

It’s harder to get a good night’s sleep as we grow older. We might find ourselves in bed for hours, unable to drift off. Or, we might fall asleep right away, only to find ourselves awake in the middle of the night. Maybe we wake up at 4 a.m., and lie awake until dawn. Painful… 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

Simple Ways to De-Stress

Published: January 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised stress levels for many people. Research studies are showing increases in sleep problems, anger, and lack of motivation during the pandemic. Prescriptions for anti-anxiety medicines reached a new high in 2020. People are also reporting more physical impacts of stress, such as teeth grinding. When stress lasts a long time,… Read More

Dental Health is Good for More Than Your Pearly Whites

Published: January 5, 2021

Our teeth and gums change as we grow older. Years of wear and tear take a toll, often causing thinning enamel and broken or lost teeth. Teeth with repairs such as crowns, fillings and root canals are less hardy. As gums recede, sensitive areas of the teeth not covered by enamel may be exposed. Some… Read More

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Published: December 21, 2020

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, it’s important to understand some key facts about these potentially life-saving injections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the following information about getting vaccinated. Fact: COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19 None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available or in development in the United States use… Read More

Give Your Feet Some Love This Winter

Published: December 4, 2020

Baby, it’s cold outside! If you’re heading outside, you’ll certainly put on a warm coat and a hat—but what about your feet? Older adults are at higher risk of falling, and are more prone to certain health condition that make their feet more vulnerable. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reminds seniors… Read More

Learn the Facts About Lung Cancer

Published: November 24, 2020

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and in our last blog post we encouraged readers to join the “Great American Smokeout.” In this post we’ll provide some information about lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. Every year in this country, about 221,000… Read More