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

Aging and Mental/Behavioral Health

November 20, 2017 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in five people over the age of 55 are living with some type of mental health concern. Two-thirds of those living in nursing homes exhibit mental and/or behavioral problems. The most common conditions include anxiety, cognitive impairment and mood ailments, such as depression... Read More

Eat More Healthfully this Holiday Season

November 6, 2017 — The holiday season is upon us and for many of us, this means, in addition to getting together with family and friends, we’ll also be overindulging on turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie. And while one day of feasting most likely won’t cause any lasting harm, it’s a good time to take a... Read More

Creative Endeavors Can Help People Living with Dementia

October 20, 2017 — Most people are familiar with the power of the arts to transform lives and alter one’s perception of the world. Many of us have had the experience of having a book, movie, or play provide a springboard for future dreams and aspirations. Most of us have experienced what it’s like to have a favorite song... Read More

Need a Powerful Stress Reducer? Meditate!

October 5, 2017 — Meditation is a practice with a long and rich history. While its roots are in religious traditions, it has evolved to become a mainstream practice for anyone looking to reduce stress, improve their job or athletic performance, or simply improve their overall health and well-being. Meditation’s reputation for improving people’s health has attracted the attention... Read More