If you’re the aquatic-type, this is your time of year. The temperatures are climbing with the humidity and one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors is by slipping into a body of water to cool off, exercise or play with your grandchildren.
Make Downsizing a Pleasure, Not a Pain!
Transitioning to a senior living community can be stressful if you allow it to be. It’s certainly a process, but that doesn’t mean it must be painful. To start, help yourself by selecting the proper time to start your adventure at your new home in a fresh, vibrant community.
Are You Doing Your Part for Brain Health?
What have you been doing lately to continue developing cognitively? Is that just a concern for parents of young children? Science has recently discovered that good brain health is dependent upon cognitive development throughout our lifetime. In fact, it may be most important in older adults as that is the time our brains are most susceptible to unhealthy influences.
9 Apps Seniors Love!
Seniors in this era are more technologically savvy than ever. Smartphones, computers and tablets--retirees own them all. Purchasing these items is often purpose-driven, but don’t sell your device short. There are many creative applications for your device that allow you to utilize it in ways that never crossed your mind.
5 Ways to Enjoy a Senior-Driven Community
If you’re kicking around the notion of making a move to a senior living community, think about what’s important to you. Then ask yourself if those same things are important to your prospective retirement community. This week we are talking about resident driven communities. You value your happiness and your new senior living community should too.
Even Health-Conscious People Don’t…
Are you getting enough sleep? Most people (even those who make an effort to eat well and exercise) may have difficulty answering this question. They may stop and think how much sleep is enough? Americans simply aren’t aware of how much sleep healthy individuals require.
How to Eat Healthy as an Aging Adult
I’ll spare you mediocre lines about Ponce de Leon or a Rod Stewart “Forever Young” reference. Eating right can’t keep us young forever, but the right vitamins and nutrients can mitigate common health problems in seniors. Dieting properly can reduce your risk for diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
Advice for Conquering This Winter’s Weather
New England is certainly no stranger to blizzards, ice storms, or just your every day snow and sleet. As scenic as those gifts from nature may seem to others, to a lot of folks it brings real problems—and dealing with those problems does not get any easier as we age.
5 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout as a Caregiver
The holiday season in the U.S. means time off, right? Maybe not. Maybe for you it just means holiday pay or another day at the office, but if you are fortunate enough to get time away from “The Man” this year, don’t make the mistake of equating days off into free time because that’s probably not the case.
Improve Your Quality of Life in 20 Minutes
Spending your days sitting around the house is not good for anyone. While superior genetics and youth may keep your body from disintegrating too quickly, seniors are not privy to those luxuries. As we age, the human body encounters certain difficulties. Science has proven that those who maintain an exercise regiment can counter some of those natural deficiencies.