Senior Living Blog

The CDC Offers Information on COVID-19 and Older Adults

Published: April 5, 2020

Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has now spread around the world, including cases in our state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says… Read More

Remodeling the “Food Pyramid” for Seniors

Published: March 20, 2020

March is National Nutrition Month. Many people assume the nutritional requirements of seniors are the same as those for younger adults. But a report released by the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) revealed that it’s not that simple. The researchers warned, “Nutrition recommendations are usually based on that of a… Read More

For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

Published: March 5, 2020

As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression,… Read More

Brain Health: What Really Works?

Published: February 20, 2020

Polls show that when it comes to aging, worrying about memory loss is a top concern of Americans. A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation found that nearly half of middle-age residents of the U.S. think they’re at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of… Read More

How Shedding Unwanted Pounds Can Improve Your Health

Published: February 5, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of adults age 65 and older were obese during the period from 2007-2010. Since that time, obesity rates for all Americans has increased – and obesity among older adults has risen most of all. According to a poll conducted by Gallup and… Read More

How You Can Prevent – or Recover from – a Stroke

Published: January 20, 2020

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. The good news is that, according to the National Stroke Association, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Many of the risk factors for… Read More

Start the New Year off Right with Tai Chi

Published: January 6, 2020

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise and/or reduce stress? Well, we may have the perfect answer for you. Tai chi! Tai chi is both a physical and meditative practice that has many health benefits. As we mentioned in an earlier post, exercise remains important, even as we age. Tai chi… Read More

Man’s Best Friend May Improve Your Health

Published: December 20, 2019

Anyone who owns a pet can tell you about their animal’s ability to provide joy, lift one out of a funk and even create a purpose in life. But they may provide even greater health benefits. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), owning a pet may have the following health benefits: Decrease… Read More

Making the Most of Winter

Published: December 5, 2019

Winter can be a dangerous time for seniors. Icy conditions raise the risk of falling and seniors are at a greater risk for hypothermia. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and warm this winter.  Stay in during snow and ice storms Pay attention to weather alerts about freezing rain, snow and ice,… Read More

How Hospice and Palliative Care Helps People Improve Their Quality of Life

Published: November 20, 2019

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. This month exists to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care and the needs of those living with life-limiting illnesses. Many people are reluctant to enlist the services of hospice or palliative care, because they see it as “giving up.” In truth, hospice/palliative care is a compassionate… Read More