Senior Living Blog

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

Meditation’s Powerful Ability to Heal

Published: January 7, 2019

With the dawning of a new year, many people resolve to focus more on their health. One of the best ways to improve your overall health is through meditation. Meditation has been described as the “art of being still.” For many, being still is a challenge. There always seems to be something – or someone… Read More

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Live a Long and Healthy Life

Published: December 20, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Time to take stock and make a plan to create a healthy and happy New Year. While aging is inevitable, getting sicker as we age is not. There are several things we can do to mitigate the effects of growing older – we can actually create a healthful aging… Read More

Keeping Holiday Spirits Bright in the Midst of Challenges

Published: December 5, 2018

For many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, as visions of family get-togethers, gift exchanges and sugar plum fairies dance in our heads. But for many seniors, who may be facing the holidays without a spouse or other loved ones, the holidays can be of time of sadness and even depression. Additionally,… Read More

Can You Change Your Life By Changing Your Thoughts?

Published: November 20, 2018

This is the time of year when most Americans take some time to give thanks for the positive things in their lives. What would happen if we practiced gratitude more frequently? If we woke up each morning and gave thanks for the opportunity to experience a brand new day? Norman Vincent Peale, author of the… Read More

Eat Well to Age Well

Published: November 5, 2018

The winter holidays are nearly upon us, which often presents challenges in eating well. The temptation to overindulge is ever present and it takes some willpower to maintain a healthy diet during this time. Here are some ways you can help ensure you’re eating well during the holiday season and throughout the New Year. Eat… Read More

Is America Overmedicating Its Seniors?

Published: October 20, 2018

One of the most common aspects of growing older is the likelihood that we’ll be taking more prescription medications. While this may seem intuitive, that number of medications seniors are taking is beginning to alarm America’s physicians. In one instance, a woman was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, making it difficult for her to… Read More

The Importance of Social Connections in Aging Well

Published: October 5, 2018

As human beings, we are designed by nature to seek out and connect with each other. According to Matthew Lieberman, author of the book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, “Being socially connected is our brain’s lifelong passion. It’s been baked into our operating system for tens of millions of years.” And research… Read More