Stay safe during senior living by following these 6 steps to prevent falls

By / December 12, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Residential Living, Senior Living, Skilled Care, Uncategorized, Wellness , , , , , ,

Falls are the main cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in people age 65 and older. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one in four older Americans falls each year, often suffering dislocations, bone fractures, or head injuries. As seniors age, they become increasingly prone to falls for a number of reasons: … Continue reading Stay safe during senior living by following these 6 steps to prevent falls

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Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities

By / November 25, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Health Care, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Senior Living, Wellness , , , , , ,

The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s a good time to discuss dental health. Vibrant cheer and merriment hangs high in the air in senior living, along with acts of giving, spending time with loved ones, and yes—the promise of lots of sweets and treats. According to the National Center of Health Statistics, … Continue reading Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities

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Wellness for seniors begins with making healthy food choices

By / August 16, 2019 Food, Wellness ,

Eating healthy foods is vital to older adults’ energy, strength, and well-being. At a time when metabolism slows and fewer calories are needed, good nutrition remains as essential as ever to overall health. Generally, this means a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein. The dietitians at Brethren Village, with input from the National Council … Continue reading Wellness for seniors begins with making healthy food choices

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Sleeping better means feeling better: Follow these 7 tips for better rest

By / August 7, 2019 Health Care, Senior Living, Wellness , ,

Sleep issues might increase with age, but that doesn’t mean you must resign yourself to restless nights and tired days. In fact, sleep problems can seriously affect your health and disrupt active senior living, so finding a solution is important to your well-being. The National Sleep Foundation found that 44 percent of seniors deal with … Continue reading Sleeping better means feeling better: Follow these 7 tips for better rest

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Hot weather tips for preventing dehydration to enjoy active senior living

By / July 12, 2019 Lifestyle, Residential Living, Wellness , , ,

Senior adults have a higher risk of dehydration, particularly during hot, humid weather. That’s why they need to increase their intake of water during active senior living in the summertime. Water, which makes up about 60 percent of the human body, is vital to health. It carries nutrients, protects tissues and organs, flushes toxins, maintains … Continue reading Hot weather tips for preventing dehydration to enjoy active senior living

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Protect your skin in cold months to enjoy wintertime senior living

By / February 21, 2019 Health Care, Residential Living, Wellness , ,

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

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Social activities at retirement communities can dispel holiday loneliness

By / December 20, 2018 Family, Lifestyle, Senior Living, Wellness , , , , , , ,

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

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As cooler weather comes, a senior living community offers indoor fitness and fun

By / November 8, 2018 Lifestyle, Senior Living, Wellness , , , ,

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

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Six tips to help seniors communicate more when seeing their doctors

By / August 31, 2018 Health Care, Wellness ,

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

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Is spring fever real? Yes, judging by senior enthusiasm for outdoor wellness activities

By / June 7, 2018 Lifestyle, Wellness , , , ,

“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

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