Senior Living Blog

Meet our Assistant Director of Nurses, Jessica Griffin

Published: May 19, 2022

Meet Jessica Griffin, Assistant Director of Nurses and Memory Care Unit Manager here at Webster at Rye. For Jessica, healthcare is a family matter. She began her career at age 16, working as a unit aide alongside her mother, who was working as a Licensed Nursing assistant. After high school, she went on to earn… Read More

Five Ways to Improve Your Immune System

Published: May 13, 2022

As we get older, it can be more challenging to keep our immune system in good shape—just when we need it to fight off illnesses that could affect us more than when we were younger. Of course, if we get sick, medicine can help us. But would it be better to avoid getting sick in… Read More

When It Comes to Salt, Do You Know Fact From Fiction?

Published: April 28, 2022

Salt is the most frequently used seasoning in Americans’ diets. So it’s important to sort out the facts from the fiction and make sure we know our salt facts for dietary safety. Salt is an important substance that our bodies need. But too much sodium chloride, the chemical name for salt, can be unhealthy for… Read More

What You Should Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Published: April 15, 2022

More than a million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease, which is characterized by tremor, stiffness of the muscles, and difficulty in initiating movements. It is a disorder of the brain that affects the transmission of messages to the muscles. Parkinson’s disease is progressive, which means that it normally worsens over time, and usually, but… Read More

Tai Chi Offers Many Benefits for Seniors

Published: March 31, 2022

Falls are a serious problem for older adults, often leading to serious injury, loss of independence, and even death. Regular exercise can help build muscle strength and help prevent falls for seniors. However, not every older adult can handle a rigorous exercise routine like high intensity interval training. So how can seniors safely practice low-impact… Read More

Spring Cleaning for Your Brain

Published: March 21, 2022

Something about spring compels us to clear out clutter in our surroundings. Warming temperatures and increasing sunshine prompts us to open the windows and remove the dust of winter. It just feels good to get a fresh start with the changing season. But did you know that spring cleaning is good for your brain, too?… Read More

Avoiding Health Misinformation Online

Published: February 28, 2022

Many people have spent more time than usual online during the COVID-19 epidemic. Throughout the pandemic, social media offered opportunities for sorely needed personal connections. It’s also become quite common now to turn to the internet for information about symptoms you may be experiencing or a new diagnosis for yourself or a family member. However,… Read More

Optimism is Good for Your Health

Published: February 15, 2022

A new study out of Oregon is good news for optimists! Researchers from Oregon State University recently conducted a survey that found people who are more optimistic about the aging process reported fewer health symptoms from stress. The researchers surveyed older adults every day for a period of 100 days. Survey participants were initially asked… Read More

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