Senior Living Blog

Managing Your Medications

Published: June 5, 2019

The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can make taking the right doses at… Read More

Exercise Remains Important, Even as We Age

Published: May 20, 2019

May is National Physical Fitness Month. This is a good reminder that engaging in physical activity is an essential part of maintaining good health, even as we age. In fact, the older we get, the more important exercise becomes. Seniors need to exercise more than their younger counterparts because they are at greater risk for… Read More

Does Memory Loss Mean You Have Dementia?

Published: May 6, 2019

Have you had the experience of meeting a neighbor on the street and not been able to remember their name? Or run to the grocery store to pick up some items you need and once there, forgotten what you went there for? People of all ages experience memory loss at times. And lapses in memory… Read More

Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

Published: April 22, 2019

Most of us have heard the conventional wisdom on what it takes to stay healthy as we age – exercise, eat right and abstain from smoking and drinking to excess. For some of us, these things can be challenging – either because physical limitations make it difficult or we simply lack the willpower to maintain… Read More

Take Control of Your Medical Wishes

Published: April 5, 2019

It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in – having someone else make medical decisions for you because you’re unable to do so. And yet, only about a third of U.S. adults have living wills or other form of advance directives – documents that inform medical personnel and loved ones what you want… Read More

How to Create a Life of Balance

Published: March 20, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, one in three adults age 65 or older falls. And the consequences of falling also increase as we age – seniors are much more likely than their younger counterparts to experience a hip fracture or traumatic brain injury after a fall. The CDC… Read More

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with These 10 Superfoods

Published: March 5, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month, a time to bring attention to how eating well can help us age well. According to the National Institutes of Health, even if you already have one or more chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Here is… Read More

Exercises for Those Who Have Mobility Challenges

Published: February 20, 2019

Most everyone is aware that to age well, it’s important to exercise. But what can you do if you’re living with arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition? Many people living with these conditions restrict their physical activity, either because it’s painful or under the mistaken belief that exercise will worsen their condition. The… Read More

You Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Published: February 5, 2019

February is American Heath Month. Cardiovascular diseases – including congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke – remain the leading cause of death in the world; yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. While some risk factors, such as age and heredity,… Read More

Breathe Easier While Living with COPD

Published: January 21, 2019

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the National Institutes for Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease are rising; currently about… Read More