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16 06, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month: Wear Blue and Get Screened Too!

June 16th, 2016|Blog, Lifestyle|0 Comments

“He who can believe himself well, will be well.” – Ovid  Men, who typically are proactive about so many things, tend to take a back seat when it comes to their own health care. To raise awareness about the need for more men to focus on their health, the Men’s Health Network has designated June [...]

10 06, 2016

Food for Thought: How Food is Connected to Memory

June 10th, 2016|Blog, General, Lifestyle|0 Comments

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home grown tomato.”- Lewis Grizzard When the days get longer and the temperatures are hotter, you know that summer is here. What does summer mean to you? Is it the first juicy slice of red, ripe watermelon, or the seed-spitting contest after? Maybe a [...]

24 05, 2016

Don’t Forget: Giving Your Memory a Workout

May 24th, 2016|Blog, Mental Health|0 Comments

Memory is the treasure and guardian of all things.—Marcus Tullius Cicero  Having memory loss is just another lovely treat of getting older. It may start out small, with misplaced keys or the forgotten name of an acquaintance, but like most conditions, it could get progressively worse if you do nothing to try to make it [...]

12 05, 2016

Learning to Heal: The Grieving Process and Aging

May 12th, 2016|Blog, Lifestyle|0 Comments

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Losing someone you love can be deeply painful, impacting your physical health, your other relationships, even your ability to function. As difficult as it is to mourn and adjust to a loss, most people find ways to cope and move on [...]

25 04, 2016

Are You Good at Retirement?

April 25th, 2016|Blog, Retirement|0 Comments

The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off. – Abe Lemons  People approach retirement in two ways. They may look at aging as a bad thing to be avoided if possible, which is reinforced by our remain-youthful-at-all-costs culture, or they take the more positive approach of the golden years, when the older [...]

13 04, 2016

The Arts and You: A Partnership in Healthy Aging

April 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found. -- Wilson Mizner In every stage of life and development, there is passion for art. When young children first scribble on a sheet of paper, up it goes on the fridge. Young adults may pursue their creativity through dance, visual arts, [...]

7 03, 2016

Easy Downsizing Tips for Seniors

March 7th, 2016|Blog, Independent Living, Retirement|0 Comments

It is Time to Consider Downsizing Your Home? Most people grow emotionally attached to their homes throughout the years. Each room has a memory associated with it, easily transporting us back to certain points in our lives. However, today, more and more seniors are starting to realize the joys that downsizing can bring, especially after [...]

23 02, 2016

The True Cost of Aging

February 23rd, 2016|Blog, Economics, Independent Living|0 Comments

Aging in America – the Costs Seniors Face At this point in time, there are currently around 79 million baby boomers in the United States. This generation has always had a profound effect on the economy, and as they retire they’ll begin to have more of an effect on the cost of healthcare. In fact, [...]

3 02, 2016

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

February 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Why Should Seniors Try Yoga? Maintaining a level of physical activity is vital for healthy aging. Exercise helps keep us mobile, improving our balance and flexibility and allows us to stay independent for as long as possible. You’ll feel more energetic and can even manage some of your chronic aches and pains, all by being [...]

19 01, 2016

How to Beat the Winter Blues

January 19th, 2016|Blog, Lifestyle, Mental Health|0 Comments

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? The winter months can be a difficult time for seniors. After the festivities of the holiday season are over and family and friends have returned home from visiting, the long, cold months ahead can be isolating and lonely for the elderly. However, there’s actually a scientific reason for seasonal depression, [...]