Woman exercised at AlmaVia of San Rafael

No matter how old you are, we all know that physical activity is the key to remaining strong and healthy. But for older adults, the stakes are higher. Seniors can experience benefits like improved immune and digestive functioning, better bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer. Besides that,…

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Seniors at AlmaVia of Camarillo

Spirituality is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Just like we tend to our physical health, it is important to nurture our spiritual health. All people need spiritual care, whether they realize it or not. Perhaps the best place to start is to consider what spirituality really means. Spirituality is finding alignment between our…

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In 2021, 6.2 million people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That means one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia, and seventy-two percent are age 75 and older. By 2050, the number of older adults who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia…

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The list of things that change as a person ages is a lengthy one, but right at the top of the list are the changes that affect your physical and mental wellbeing.  However, there are nutritional habits you can easily implement that will help slow and improve some of these changes that cause nutrient deficiencies…

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We live in a culture that loves its pets. Whether you prefer the furry, four-legged variety or the kind with gills and fins, it doesn’t take long for a pet owner to tell you exactly what their beloved animal friend means to them.  Just as you can find measurable benefits to things such as laughing…

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There’s a lot to consider as you age when it comes to your wellbeing. You not only have to be mindful of social wellness, but you should also be aware that physical wellness is at a critical point. At any age, physical activity keeps us feeling and looking our best. Still, when you get older,…

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Long before a baby utters its first word, they have their first laugh. Laughter is a universal language on its own that every age, country, and culture knows and appreciates. But laughter doesn’t just feel good in the moment; there are actually short and long-term health and spiritual benefits of laughter, too.  With National Let’s…

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Every 34 seconds, someone experiences a heart attack. February is American Heart Month, and while you may already know that heart disease is the number one killer in America, were you also aware that heart disease is a major cause of disability, too? 84% percent of those 65 and older die from heart disease. Yes,…

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Music is a powerful thing. Perhaps more than any other human activity, music has the ability to cross cultural boundaries and unify people with its power.  However, music is especially powerful when it comes to the mental and physical well being of seniors. There is even such a thing as music therapy. In this older…

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Social distancing is one of the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In the state of California, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order mandating gatherings larger than 250 people to be canceled or postponed until at least the end of March,…

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