When you’re a senior, socialization isn’t just an excellent option. It’s essential for your mental health and may even offer notable physical health benefits. In addition, more than 13 million older adults live alone, and these people have significant socialization opportunities. When you focus on seniors meeting people and remaining socially active, the likelihood of developing dementia, obesity, high blood pressure, and other health risks decreases.
Too much heat can harm anyone, but it’s hazardous for older adults. Hyperthermia (when your body temperature rises too high) can put older adults at risk of various health problems, including heat syncope, heat edema, and heat stroke (a medical emergency). In addition, heat and the elderly generally do not mix well.
Do you have one or more loved ones who are seniors? If so, it’s important to realize that senior isolation is a huge issue for older adults. It’s natural to become more isolated as you lose some of your mobility and social opportunities. But with a bit of help, it’s possible to help the older adults in your life enjoy rewarding social opportunities and avoid isolation.
More than 50 million people around the world live with dementia. These people require extra love and attention. To better connect with the people you love and encourage healthy brain activity, it’s vital to engage in fun, brain-stimulating activities with them regularly. Here are five ideas for stimulating dementia activities you can try today. 1. […]
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 […]
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, […]
Elder Care Alliance is honored to announce our approval to host the Alameda Chapter of Aging2.0. The accomplishment comes after several months of engaging in a rigorous interview process, and we look forward to creating original events in our Support Center to continue our commitment to innovation in aging. Aging2.0 is dedicated to supporting cutting-edge […]
For LGBT elders, recent years have brought a welcome shift in attitudes — and more acceptance. In cities across the country, parades and celebrations marked Pride Month in June, and the festivities are slated to continue throughout the summer. But lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors also have experienced darker times when they did not […]
Social isolation has serious risks for older adults. Individuals who have minimal contact with friends or family members are at higher risk of illness and death, and they experience higher health care costs than seniors who engage with others often. The Villa at San Mateo and other organizations offer a variety of activities to help […]
Need a ride? There’s still time to participate in the city’s Senior Rides program! The City of San Mateo Senior Rides Pilot Transportation Program offers affordable transportation service to adults over the age of 60 who are current residents of the City of San Mateo. The program runs through June 30 and offers service when […]
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