As temperatures across the country continue to climb, we are reminded of how important it is to pay attention to your body and its need during the hot summer months. It is common for seniors to have a higher sensitivity to the sun, making it especially important for them to watch their water intake and Read More >>
The Importance of Staying Social as We Age
Regardless of your age, it is important not only be physically active, but socially active as well. For seniors especially, staying social does more than just give you something to do, it also has wide ranging health benefits. According to University of Rochester Medical Center, continued social interaction has the potential to reduce seniors’ risk Read More >>
Five Benefits of Retirement
Although many seniors fear that retirement will slow them down, it can actually have some incredible health benefits when done right! According to recent research, retirement increases an individual’s physical activity and amount of sleep, while also decreasing the amount of time spend in a sedentary position. Retirement can offer plenty of benefits – both mental Read More >>
Reduce Your Risk for Dementia with Regular Exercise
Regardless of age, we all know how important it is to treat our bodies well. And for individuals looking to reduce their risk of neurodegenerative Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a recent study on senior activity offers some interesting insights. Performed at the University of Pittsburgh, this five year study asked more than 700 volunteers with Read More >>
Three Incredible Benefits of Senior Volunteering
A rewarding experience for individuals of all ages, volunteering is a way to give back to your community while improve your own health and well-being. Volunteering has some especially positive benefits for senior citizens, providing them with a sense of purpose and a chance to get out and get active after retirement. Boost Your Mental Read More >>
Signs Your Aging Parent Needs Some Extra Help
Age is a funny thing. It sneaks up on all of us, probably because we are so used to seeing someone one way that we don’t notice the changes that are occurring to them over time. As we age, everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning can become more difficult to perform, and if you have Read More >>
When Is the Right Time to Move out of Your Home?
One of the toughest decisions is answering the question, “When is the right time to move out of my home?” Absolutely no one I have ever worked has wanted to move out of their own home. It’s home! It’s where all those memories are, it’s often where children and grandchildren were raised, holiday dinners were Read More >>
Who Cares the Cause! Dementia Is Dementia!
Living with a loved one whose mind is slowly leaving them is such a difficult and trying life experience. First, it seems that our loved one can’t quite keep all the facts straight about just the little things of life. And, we often blow off this initial part of ‘dementia’ as just normal aging…and part Read More >>
It’s All about the Food (and the Drink)!
We all love to eat, right? And there is nothing like home cooking, sharing a meal with family and friends, teasing mom about whether her pumpkin pie this year is as good as last year’s! You know, all the things we hold so dear to us seem to happen in the kitchen and around the Read More >>
Finding Happy Endings with Helping Hearts, Part Two
Everyone still likes happy endings, right? A very young 90-something woman, who had lived alone in her own home for many years, fell in her bathroom and was not found for a number of hours. (This does happen to older adults way too often and there is a way to make sure help arrives quickly.) Read More >>