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28 02, 2023

Maintaining Your Balance is Essential to Healthy Aging

2023-02-28T17:32:27-05:00Physical Health|

It’s no secret that physical activity is a key to healthy aging. But it also will help you maintain your balance as you age. Good balance is an essential part of your health in your senior years. For people aged 65 or older, falls are the leading cause of accidental death. One out of every three [...]

28 02, 2023

Dr. Joan Ullyot, a Women’s Running Trailblazer Who Shattered Myths

2023-03-12T20:33:44-04:00Physical Health|

Dr. Joan Ullyot was both a marathoner and trailblazer, a woman who challenged societal norms and showed that women can indeed run long distances. As we celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, sports, and society every March during Women’s History Month, Ullyot is a worthy candidate for her contributions. A Harvard-trained doctor, Ullyot began [...]

1 02, 2023

For Seniors Shopping Online, Here are the Safety Tips You Should Know

2023-02-01T17:05:51-05:00Blog, Physical Health|

The number of seniors who use the internet continues to grow, with the Pew Research Center reporting that 75% of those age 65 and older are online. More than half of seniors are shopping online, which also makes them at risk of being the victims of cyber crime. While online shopping can be convenient, [...]

1 02, 2023

The Holidays are Long Over and Now it’s Time for a Healthy Eating Reset

2023-02-01T11:31:35-05:00Blog, Physical Health|

Trust us, we know the feeling. We splurged over the holidays also. So many sweets! Good food! Gravy, stuffing, the dozens of cookies that Santa didn’t eat, the alcoholic drinks, fudge, and other holiday treats. Now you’re feeling. The pants are a little tight. Or maybe a lot tight. The energy level is low and [...]

4 01, 2023

How to Protect Yourself from Contracting a Cold or the Flu in the Winter Season

2023-01-04T13:48:54-05:00Blog, Physical Health|

The heart of winter’s cold and flu season is upon us. It’s the time of year that seniors and their caregivers should take precautions from contracting a cold or the flu. In addition, COVID-19 continues to persist, adding another wrinkle to the winter illness season. It’s so important for older adults, their loved ones, [...]

4 01, 2023

Moving to a Senior Living Community in Winter Can Have Many Benefits

2023-01-04T13:47:36-05:00Blog, Physical Health|

Winter brings its share of outdoor hazards. Days that are shorter on light, the cold, snow, and ice. Roads are dangerous with ice and even black ice. Same for sidewalks. And going outside in the frigid cold just isn’t fun. Throw in a global pandemic and new COVID-19 variants and it definitely can bring [...]

29 11, 2022

Celebrate Milestones and Support Independence to Help Your Loved Ones

2022-11-29T14:47:04-05:00Blog, Physical Health|

Stay positive. Have gratitude. Give thanks for the little things and celebrate milestones with your loved ones who have memory loss.  In some ways, it may seem counter-intuitive to celebrate milestones in difficult times. But that’s exactly the point.  Even as holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, or any other special occasion have their complications with loved [...]

31 10, 2022

For November’s National Diabetes Month, Here are Healthy Living Tips

2022-10-31T15:29:29-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

November is National Diabetes Month when seniors and elderly can focus on prevention and keeping diabetes controlled. It’s especially important now during the COVID-19 pandemic as the illness is expected to surge in the fall and winter. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more likely to [...]

6 10, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Are You Ready to RISE?

2022-10-06T17:59:03-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, part of a yearly campaign to raise awareness about one of the leading cancers in women along with skin cancer. This year’s theme is “RISE” or Rally in Screening Everyone. The best way to detect breast cancer is through mammograms. It’s important to detect breast cancer early because [...]

6 10, 2022

Take stock of your mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week

2022-10-06T17:55:06-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

Mental Health Awareness Week runs October 2-8, meaning it’s a good time to take stock of your mental health as a senior and key in to how to handle depression and enjoy good mental health. Congress designated the first week of October as National Mental Health Awareness Week in 1990. This year’s theme for [...]

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