Senior Living Blog

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

Be a Quitter! Join the Great American Smokeout

Published: November 9, 2020

Nov. 19, 2020, is the annual Great American Smokeout. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this event encourages smokers to quit for one day … and to take steps to extend that to the next day and beyond. No matter your age, there are plenty of reasons to quit smoking! You probably know that smoking… Read More

Shorter Days, Falling Leaves, and … Bunions

Published: October 20, 2020

Podiatrists report that autumn brings an increase in patients coming in with foot pain—specifically, the pain caused by bunions. Why? According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), it’s because people, especially women, often wear sandals and other lighter shoes, or go barefoot a lot, all summer. When the temperature drops, out… Read More

Protect Yourself With a Flu Shot

Published: October 5, 2020

Now that flu season is upon us, we are once again being reminded that getting a flu vaccine is important – especially so this year because of the coronavirus. What role does the coronavirus play in all of this? Sadly, as we’ve learned, the health care system can easily become overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. The… Read More

If a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s, Can Family Talk to the Doctor?

Published: September 21, 2020

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to raise awareness and help advance research through fundraising. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “An estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2020. Eighty percent are age 75 or older.” If you have a loved one who was recently diagnosed, you… Read More

The Health Benefits of Music

Published: September 4, 2020

“Where words fail, music speaks,” said the 19th century Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Human expression would certainly be poorer without music. But the benefits of music go well beyond enjoyment. Scientists are finding more and more health benefits we gain from music, beginning at birth and lasting through the end of our lives. Here… Read More

How ‘Solo Agers’ Can Plan for Their Later Years

Published: August 19, 2020

More and more older people are finding themselves alone as they age, without a spouse or children who can help them as their care needs change. You may have heard the term “elder orphans” to describe this phenomenon. It’s estimated that 22 percent of older adults today fall in this category, and the number will… Read More

Five Ways to Think Positive – Yes, Even in 2020

Published: August 5, 2020

The idea of thinking positive thoughts while dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 may seem a bit too much to ask. But consider this: There is a connection between long-term persistent negative thinking and dementia. “Depression and anxiety in mid-life and old age are already known to be risk factors for dementia,” says Dr. Natalie… Read More

Lowering the Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots

Published: July 16, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are doing a lot more sitting around than we normally would. It’s important for people of all ages to remember that one of the many benefits of staying at least moderately active is preventing deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a… Read More

Census 2020: Have You Been Counted?

Published: July 2, 2020

So many events have been affected by this year’s coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 election will be more complicated, the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year, and countless planned events were cancelled. The 2020 Census has also been impacted by the pandemic. Some of the dates have been extended, with the U.S. Census Bureau… Read More