Starting the Conversation with an Elderly Parent about Making a Move

April 20, 2018 — As our parents age, it’s natural for us to become more concerned about their well-being. Are they living safely in their home? Should they consider moving to a senior living community? If you’re noticing any of the following, these are signs it may be time to consider alternative living options for your loved one. Dangerous... Read More

Springtime Provides the Perfect Opportunity to Improve Your Health

April 5, 2018 — Now that spring has arrived, many of us look forward to spending more time outdoors. And that’s a good thing! Unless where you live is under a smog alert and has poor quality air warnings, being outdoors has numerous health benefits, particularly if you engage in some form of physical activity. Here are just some... Read More

The Amazing Ways Sleep Does a Body Good

March 20, 2018 — Many of us probably don’t give a lot of thought to those hours that we’re slumbering. But as it turns out, there are some pretty remarkable things that go on when we’re sawing logs. Your brain is very busy during sleep. The regions of the brain involved in learning, processing information, and emotion are more... Read More

Nutrients that Nourish an Aging Body

March 5, 2018 — March is National Nutrition Month, which gives us the opportunity to explore the nutrients most important to an aging body. Seniors may be at greater risk for malnutrition due to a range of physical, social and medical issues – from a decreased sense of taste and smell to living alone to chronic illness. To help... Read More

Exercise Is Good for the Body – and the Brain

February 20, 2018 — Staying active as we age is critically important. The famous centenarian George Burns once quipped, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!” One of the most important ways to maintain general health is by exercising. The necessity for exercise increases as we grow older... Read More

Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Health Right Now

February 7, 2018 — Most of us are familiar with the accepted methods of improving our health – exercising, eating more nutritiously, and scheduling regular checkups with our healthcare practitioners, just to name a few. But for many of us, maintaining a healthful regimen can be challenging. A lack of time, energy, money and/or willpower can all be obstacles... Read More

The Health Benefit of Laughter Is No Joke

January 22, 2018 — Have you ever noticed how relaxed you become after a good, hearty laugh? There’s a reason for that! Laughter reduces stress almost immediately by stimulating blood flow and relaxing the muscles. It’s like giving your body an internal massage. Laughter also releases a plethora of beneficial hormones (endorphins, serotonin, growth hormones) while reducing the level... Read More

Does Positive Thinking Really Work?

January 5, 2018 — Norman Vincent Peale, author of the book The Power of Positive Thinking once said, “Change your thoughts and you can change your world.” Many of us, when we face challenges in life, aren’t interested in people telling us to “look on the bright side” or to keep a positive attitude. We want to be acknowledged... Read More

Creating a Happy Holiday for Someone Living in a Senior Community

December 5, 2017 — For many, the holidays are the best time of the year, but they can also come with added stress. Shopping, getting ready for traveling, or welcoming visitors can seem overwhelming during what is usually already a busy time. If you have a loved one living in a senior living community, trying to include them into... Read More