Senior Living Blog

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

Laughter Has the Power to Heal

Published: November 5, 2019

We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. That old adage may turn out to be truer than many people thought. According to numerous studies, laughter does indeed have many health benefits. Norman Cousins, an American journalist, professor and world peace advocate, published about his ability to heal himself with laughter in the New… Read More

Start Your Weight Loss Plan Before the Holidays

Published: October 21, 2019

The holidays are right around the corner, tempting us with some of our favorite foods and traditions. But if you’re one of the estimated 160 million Americans who could benefit from shedding a few extra pounds, making a weight reduction plan now can help you resist those temptations. We’ve all heard that being overweight has… Read More

A Good Night’s Sleep Can Boost Your Overall Health and Well-being

Published: October 7, 2019

Many of us probably don’t give a lot of thought to those hours that we’re slumbering. But as it turns out, there are some pretty remarkable things that go on when we’re sawing logs. Your brain is very busy during sleep. The regions of the brain involved in learning, processing information, and emotion are more… Read More

Managing Chronic Pain Without Opioids

Published: September 20, 2019

With the current crackdown on opioids, many seniors are being left to deal with chronic pain. Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, a popular opioid, recently filed for bankruptcy. So what can you do if you’re living with chronic pain? Here are some natural ways that have shown some promise for many people. Exercise Many… Read More