Senior Living Blog | Senior Health

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

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

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

Scam Alert: Con Artists Prey on COVID-19 Fears

Published: April 13, 2020

From natural disasters to world disturbances, any time there is big news that worries people, con artists are quick to capitalize on our fears and concerns. We haven’t seen a more concerning current event than the COVID-19 pandemic in many years—and no sooner did the word “coronavirus” appear in the headlines than fraudsters unleashed their… Read More

The CDC Offers Information on COVID-19 and Older Adults

Published: April 5, 2020

Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has now spread around the world, including cases in our state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says… Read More

For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

Published: March 5, 2020

As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression,… Read More

Brain Health: What Really Works?

Published: February 20, 2020

Polls show that when it comes to aging, worrying about memory loss is a top concern of Americans. A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation found that nearly half of middle-age residents of the U.S. think they’re at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of… 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

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