Senior Living Blog

Understand the Signs of Parkinson’s

Published: April 30, 2023

In 1998, one of the most famous actors of the time, Michael J. Fox, became the face of Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed at the early age of 29, Michael describes waking up and noticing his pinky as “auto-animated.” That was his first symptom of the disease that would change his life. Parkinson’s disease is when brains… Read More

Are Supplements Worth It?

Published: April 10, 2023

Get extreme energy! Melt your fat with this secret ingredient! Doctors won’t tell you about this amazing herb! Sometimes it can feel like supplement bottles are yelling at us from the shelves of our local pharmacy. Some make some pretty big claims about how the capsules inside will solve all sorts of health problems and… Read More

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Published: March 27, 2023

Our feet put up with a lot!  They hold our weight, are stuffed in uncomfortable shoes, and get stepped on. We couldn’t walk, run, or dance without them.  And as we age, our feet need extra care. Over time our feet flatten, become wider, and the muscle tissue in our feet wears down, causing a… Read More

Does the Moon Affect Our Sleep?

Published: March 10, 2023

During National Sleep Month in March, sleep experts have been offering tips and advice for better slumber. Scientists know more these days about sleep and its role in health. When we sleep, our bodies might be resting, but our brains certainly aren’t! Sleep is the time when the brain consolidates and stores memories, as well… Read More

Cold Weather Safety Tips

Published: February 25, 2023

It’s February, and winter is in full swing over most of the country. During the chillier months, it can be tempting to hunker down by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate—but this time of year, it is just as important for seniors to be active and engaged. Make the effort to get out… Read More

The Benefits of Reminiscing & Nostalgia for Seniors

Published: February 10, 2023

A trip down memory lane with an older loved one is not only beneficial to you, but it’s also great for your loved one. Think about that twinkle in your loved one’s eye or the smile on their face when they talk about a fond memory. To reminisce is to remember or recall past experiences,… Read More

Four Myths About Aging

Published: January 25, 2023

Common misperceptions can stand in the way of making the best choices as we grow older. Myth #1: Seniors are grouchy. Cartoon strips starring curmudgeonly old men, elderly women whacking miscreant teenagers with their canes…the crabby senior is an archetype with which we are all familiar. It is true that physical pain, depression, sensory impairment… Read More

Foods That Are Good for Your Brain

Published: January 10, 2023

A miracle brain power supplement? Superfood capsules? Herbal shakes with mysterious “cognitive health” enzymes? If you watch TV or go on the internet or read magazines, you are likely bombarded with commercials for products claiming to protect the memory and stave off dementia, even to “boost brain power.” Then there are nutrition “experts” who make… Read More

Four Reasons to Fight Ageism in 2023

Published: December 25, 2022

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?  Maybe you’ve vowed to lose weight, save money, read more books or clean the garage? We’d like to suggest another worthy resolution that could benefit you, your older loved ones, and even the young folks in the family: fighting ageism. Today there is an increased emphasis on… Read More

Celebrating the Holidays When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease

Published: December 10, 2022

Whether your family celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other winter holidays, you are probably making plans right now for the festivities. If you are caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of memory loss, some advance preparation can help things go smoothly. Before the visit If you are the family… Read More