Senior Living Blog

In Challenging Times, Accentuate the Positive

Published: January 20, 2022

“Eliminate the negative … latch on to the affirmative…” The lyrics to that old song come in handy these days. If you’re like most people, you’re spending a certain amount of time fretting. Given what’s going on in the world right now, that’s understandable. But what if you can’t stop the bad thoughts that are… Read More

Six Great Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Published: January 13, 2022

“I love sleep because it’s like a time machine to breakfast.” Whoever said that was pretty smart! But there are many other smart reasons to love a good night’s sleep, including: Protecting against health problems. As researchers from the University of California, Berkeley noted, “Sleep deterioration has been linked to such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease,… Read More

Dementia: Four Types and Their Symptoms

Published: December 20, 2021

In articles about aging, you may have read the phrase, “Alzheimer’s and other dementias…” There are several different types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s being the most common. The National Institute on Aging explains that dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of neurological conditions affecting the brain that get worse over time.… Read More

6 Tips for Winter Skin Care

Published: December 5, 2021

As we grow older, we’re more likely to experience the discomfort of dry skin—especially in the winter months. Here is some helpful information from the American Academy of Dermatology: Dry skin is a common problem during the winter and its effects can be painful, causing the skin to flake, itch, crack and even bleed. Yet… Read More

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