• Tips for Holiday Gatherings with Your Older Adult Loved Ones

    Tips for Holiday Gatherings with Your Older Adult Loved Ones

    With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to begin thinking about how you want to celebrate them this year and how you want to include your aging loved ones in your celebrations. Since the holidays can be stressful for people of any age, the idea is to make your celebrations as stress-free as possible for […]

  • Tips To Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Pain – Part II

    Tips To Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Pain – Part II

    In an earlier blog post, we discussed some ways in which you can manage chronic pain. This is such an important topic, however, that we felt a follow-up blog is appropriate. Chronic pain is generally defined as pain that lasts 3-6 months longer than expected. Unfortunately, older adults tend to suffer from this kind of […]

  • How Physical Exercise Improves Your Mental Health

    How Physical Exercise Improves Your Mental Health

    What’s your first reaction when you hear the word “exercise”?  Does it make you envision long, intensive, sweaty gym sessions where pain is your constant companion? If you are an older adult, your first reaction may be negative, but exercise comes in many forms. You just need to find your version. It may shock you […]

  • Issues Older Adults Commonly Face When Driving

    Issues Older Adults Commonly Face When Driving

    You gain wisdom with age, as well as potential health and mobility problems that can affect your ability to drive safely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2018, over 45 million adults age 65 or older had valid driver’s licenses, representing a 60% increase since 2000 for this demographic. If you […]

  • Management For Chronic Pain In Older Adults: Tips That Help

    Management For Chronic Pain In Older Adults: Tips That Help

    The older we get, the more likely we are to have chronic pain. Studies show that starting around the age of 55-65, a larger percentage of the population begins to experience chronic pain. And those numbers continue to increase as we age. Let’s face it, with age, many experience more and more pain throughout their […]

  • 20 Fall Prevention Tips – Fall Prevention Awareness Day: Sept. 22nd

    20 Fall Prevention Tips – Fall Prevention Awareness Day: Sept. 22nd

    As you get older, any type of fall can land you in the doctor’s office or even the hospital. That is why states have adopted the first day of fall — Sept. 22nd — as Fall Prevention Awareness Day. For aging adults, the best-case scenario is to avoid a fall altogether and to do that, […]

  • Physical Activity For Older Adults. How Much Exercise Is Needed?

    Physical Activity For Older Adults. How Much Exercise Is Needed?

    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, […]

  • Spiritual Care in Senior Living

    Spiritual Care in Senior Living

    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 […]

  • Occupational Therapy Helps Those With Alzheimer’s

    Occupational Therapy Helps Those With Alzheimer’s

    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 […]

  • The Importance of Pets to Seniors

    The Importance of Pets to Seniors

    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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