Senior Living Blog

Managing Chronic Pain Without Opioids

Published: September 20, 2019

With the current crackdown on opioids, many seniors are being left to deal with chronic pain. Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, a popular opioid, recently filed for bankruptcy. So what can you do if you’re living with chronic pain? Here are some natural ways that have shown some promise for many people. Exercise Many… Read More

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable?

Published: September 5, 2019

September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. Many experts believe that one-third of all cases of dementia could be prevented through lifestyle changes. Engaging in healthful activities – from exercise to eating well to learning new skills – may be able to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s symptoms from developing, even in people who have some of… Read More

Does Spirituality Play a Role in Healthy Aging?

Published: August 20, 2019

We all understand the importance of physical activity, eating well and keeping our minds engaged to help improve our overall health and well-being. But the link between spirituality and good health has been less clear. Science is beginning to take a closer look at spirituality’s role in health and aging. Several studies over the past… Read More

The Most Important Vaccinations for Older Adults

Published: August 5, 2019

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with flu season just a few months away, now is a good time to review essential vaccinations for seniors. Research tells us that many seniors aren’t getting the vaccinations they should and yet, they are one of the age groups where vaccines are most important. As we age,… Read More

Dispelling the Myths of Growing Older

Published: July 22, 2019

One of the reasons ageism is so rampant in America is that there are numerous erroneous and deeply held beliefs about what it mean to grow older. You’ve undoubtedly run across many of these yourself. The media is rife with aging’s negative stereotypes – from a grumpy old man to a frail older woman, society… Read More

Older Adults Using Technology to Lead Better Lives

Published: July 5, 2019

Personal technology is playing an important role in improving the lives of older Americans. A study conducted by University of Exeter researchers concluded that adults aged 60 to 95 who received computer equipment and training “had heightened feelings of self-competence, engaged more in social activity, had a stronger sense of personal identity, and showed improved… Read More

Using the Creative Arts to Help People Living with Dementia

Published: June 20, 2019

Most people are familiar with the power of the arts to transform lives and alter one’s perception of the world. Many of us have had the experience of having a book, movie, or play provide a springboard for future dreams and aspirations. Most of us have experienced what it’s like to have a favorite song… Read More

Managing Your Medications

Published: June 5, 2019

The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can make taking the right doses at… Read More

Exercise Remains Important, Even as We Age

Published: May 20, 2019

May is National Physical Fitness Month. This is a good reminder that engaging in physical activity is an essential part of maintaining good health, even as we age. In fact, the older we get, the more important exercise becomes. Seniors need to exercise more than their younger counterparts because they are at greater risk for… Read More

Does Memory Loss Mean You Have Dementia?

Published: May 6, 2019

Have you had the experience of meeting a neighbor on the street and not been able to remember their name? Or run to the grocery store to pick up some items you need and once there, forgotten what you went there for? People of all ages experience memory loss at times. And lapses in memory… Read More