Senior Living Blog

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

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