Senior Living Blog

How to Help Someone Who’s Grieving During the Holidays

Published: November 20, 2021

For many people, the holiday season is a special time of year marked by celebrations and gatherings with family and friends. This year it may be even more special for people who are reuniting after the isolation of the pandemic. But for those struggling with the death of a loved one, the holidays may be… Read More

Healthy Habits to Help Protect Against Flu

Published: November 5, 2021

It’s back – flu season is here once again, on top of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind us that the single best way to reduce the risk of seasonal flu and its potentially serious complications is to get vaccinated each year. Also important, of course, are good health habits that… Read More

The Benefits of Stretching

Published: October 27, 2021

Most of us think of stretching as something we’re supposed to do before exercising – something to prepare our heart for beating faster or to “wake up” our muscles. But stretching isn’t just something we tack on to our exercise program. It’s an important activity at any time. Stretching the ligaments and joints improves flexibility… Read More

Beware Those ‘Free Trial’ Offers

Published: October 13, 2021

Cheese samples at the supermarket, little packets of body care products at the makeup counter or that little tube of toothpaste your dentist gives you — marketers like to give away free samples in hopes that we’ll like their product and actually purchase it. Plenty of legitimate businesses are happy to let us try a… Read More

Small Changes Can Help Seniors with Obesity

Published: September 21, 2021

Small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in heart health for older adults with obesity, report researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine. In a press release, the researchers said that two changes brought significant improvement in aortic stiffness, a measure of vascular health: Cutting 200 calories a day, plus 30 minutes of moderate… Read More

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

Published: September 5, 2021

Webster at Rye continues to follow guidance from the New Hampshire Department of Public Health in response to the Delta variant and breakthrough infections among vaccinated people. You can read our most current update here. We would like to also share the following current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about… Read More

Don’t Forget the Other Vaccines You May Need

Published: August 20, 2021

National Immunization Awareness Month is observed every August to call attention to the need for vaccination for people of all ages. Lately, news about vaccines has been focused overwhelmingly on COVID. But, of course, vaccines protect us from several other harmful diseases throughout life—and older adults are often at higher risk of contracting these diseases… Read More

Drawing Can Help Your Memory and Your Brain Health

Published: August 5, 2021

Somebody’s name, an item you need to buy, or something you want to tell your friend – these are all typical things that might escape your memory. To remember something, you might repeat it a few times and visualize doing it. Of course, you can write it on paper or in your phone’s memo app,… Read More

Worried or Stressed? Mindfulness Can Help

Published: July 20, 2021

If you experience frequent worry or stress, you might benefit from practicing mindfulness. Numerous studies have shown the ability of mindfulness to lower stress, which is often the foundation of many diseases. It can also bring peace of mind and expand our ability to experience the world around us. Mindfulness is a powerful practice of bringing one’s… Read More

Helping a Loved One with Dementia Manage Their Money

Published: July 5, 2021

When a senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, family often worry about their loved one’s physical safety. Yet in the earliest stages of dementia, a senior may face a different danger: trouble managing their money. In fact, say experts at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “When once-simple financial… Read More