The coldest season often conjures images of hot cocoa, snowball fights, and book reading marathons under comfy duvets, but it also can spell poor driving conditions; bouts with the flu; painfully chapped lips; and dry, cracked skin. For some people in their senior living years, winter is the paramount season for enjoyable recreation; for others, … Continue reading Protect your skin in cold months to enjoy wintertime senior living
Though wishful greetings of “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” may be sincere and heartfelt, they might have little effect on people who are lonely, including those in their senior years. Most seniors live full, active lives, but one in six Americans over age 65—around 8 million people—describe themselves as lonely, according to the Pew Research … Continue reading Social activities at retirement communities can dispel holiday loneliness
Colder temperatures don’t have to mean winter hibernation for retirees with so many indoor exercise options available. Today’s seniors have the advantage of handy fitness opportunities to help maintain their health, particularly if living at a senior living community. Fitness activities have a number of physical health benefits: they can help prevent osteoporosis and arthritis; … Continue reading As cooler weather comes, a senior living community offers indoor fitness and fun
Most seniors today are members of what sociologists call the Silent Generation, born between the years 1925 and 1945. They are called the “Silents” because they were raised to quietly conform to societal expectations and, in their youth, children were to be “seen and not heard.” As adults, their focus was on work and the … Continue reading Six tips to help seniors communicate more when seeing their doctors
“The beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” (Harriet Ann Jacobs, American writer) What is it about spring that seems to revive the soul—and body, too? Do we really get spring fever? Clinical psychologist Michael Terman says that what we call spring fever is an … Continue reading Is spring fever real? Yes, judging by senior enthusiasm for outdoor wellness activities
Physicians frequently recommend rehabilitation services for seniors and others following hospitalization due to stroke, serious injury, or surgery. Doctors also prescribe rehab therapy for people dealing with chronic pain or problems affecting mobility or balance. At Brethren Village, our Transition of Care Services Team evaluates and treats our rehab patients—our own Residents, as well as … Continue reading Rehab services aid our Residents and greater community members in healing and recovery
More and more seniors are finding aquatic exercise to be their favorite and most beneficial way to maintain fitness. While physical activities in water can have advantages for anyone, they have notably favorable results for seniors with certain health challenges. Water therapy can provide soothing relief for chronic condiditons including arthritis, joint pain, and circulatory … Continue reading Water activities at retirement communities can be key to wellness for seniors
From spring through fall, many retirees enjoy spending time outdoors, savoring either the mid-day sunshine or the cooler air of dawn or dusk. Newcomers to senior residential living soon discover that their new home offers an array of outdoor recreational activities, with various interests in mind.
Brethren Village Residents find it rewarding to stay active in the sports and activities they enjoy. They understand the importance of keeping the body energized and strong during senior living. So, we would like to recognize the efforts and achievements of some of our most physically active Residents.