Senior Living Blog

If a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s, Can Family Talk to the Doctor?

Published: September 21, 2020

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to raise awareness and help advance research through fundraising. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “An estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2020. Eighty percent are age 75 or older.” If you have a loved one who was recently diagnosed, you… Read More

The Health Benefits of Music

Published: September 4, 2020

“Where words fail, music speaks,” said the 19th century Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Human expression would certainly be poorer without music. But the benefits of music go well beyond enjoyment. Scientists are finding more and more health benefits we gain from music, beginning at birth and lasting through the end of our lives. Here… Read More

How ‘Solo Agers’ Can Plan for Their Later Years

Published: August 19, 2020

More and more older people are finding themselves alone as they age, without a spouse or children who can help them as their care needs change. You may have heard the term “elder orphans” to describe this phenomenon. It’s estimated that 22 percent of older adults today fall in this category, and the number will… Read More

Five Ways to Think Positive – Yes, Even in 2020

Published: August 5, 2020

The idea of thinking positive thoughts while dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 may seem a bit too much to ask. But consider this: There is a connection between long-term persistent negative thinking and dementia. “Depression and anxiety in mid-life and old age are already known to be risk factors for dementia,” says Dr. Natalie… Read More

Lowering the Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots

Published: July 16, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are doing a lot more sitting around than we normally would. It’s important for people of all ages to remember that one of the many benefits of staying at least moderately active is preventing deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a… Read More

Census 2020: Have You Been Counted?

Published: July 2, 2020

So many events have been affected by this year’s coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 election will be more complicated, the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year, and countless planned events were cancelled. The 2020 Census has also been impacted by the pandemic. Some of the dates have been extended, with the U.S. Census Bureau… Read More

This Year’s Father’s Day Call Is More Important Than Ever!

Published: June 18, 2020

June is Men’s Health Month. Why not take advantage of Father’s Day to remind Dad and Grandpa about ways they can protect their health? Of course, Father’s Day 2020 will be a little different. For many families, traditional Father’s Day visits have been postponed or are taking place as virtual visits on Zoom and FaceTime.… Read More

Tips for Using and Discarding Disposable Masks

Published: June 5, 2020

Disposable masks, once used primarily by medical professionals, are now becoming standard gear for millions of people worldwide. Masks are a key part of personal safety during the pandemic, but only if you handle them properly. The World Health Organization (WHO) offers these tips for disposable medical masks, also displayed in the graphic below. Before… Read More

Three Health Reminders During This Pandemic

Published: May 27, 2020

By now, you are well aware of basic steps to prevent exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. You wash your hands, use hand sanitizer when you can’t, avoid touching your face, wear a mask when advised to do so, and keep your distance from others. Our Webster at Rye team want to remind you… Read More

Great Ways to Avoid Depression During the Pandemic

Published: May 5, 2020

Here are some Pandemic coping” suggestions we at Webster at Rye would like to share with our blog readers. During emotionally stressful times, turning to others – friends, family, neighbors – comes naturally. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort and connection are simply unavailable to us. A… Read More