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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Short-term rehab increases independence and enjoyment of daily life

By / March 28, 2019 Health Care, Senior Living , , ,

People of all ages today, including seniors, can rely on the proven benefits of rehabilitation therapy to help them regain physical mobility and ease back into a normal life at home. Rehabilitation services support seniors in managing and recovering from pain while improving strength, endurance, and balance. In these ways, therapy services reduce seniors’ risk … Continue reading Short-term rehab increases independence and enjoyment of daily life

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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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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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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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Rehab services aid our Residents and greater community members in healing and recovery

By / March 28, 2018 Health Care, Wellness , , , , , ,

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

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Water activities at retirement communities can be key to wellness for seniors

By / March 14, 2018 Lifestyle, Senior Living, Wellness , , , ,

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

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Our most popular outdoor activities for senior independent living Residents

By / July 24, 2017 Community, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Residential Living, Senior Living, Wellness , , , , , , ,
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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.

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