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Brighten Your World This Summer

June 5, 2018 — Have you noticed that colors seem less vibrant lately? Or that your vision is getting more blurry? If so, you may be one of the nearly 22 million Americans who have cataracts. Few conditions of aging erode an older person’s independence faster than losing their eyesight. As people age, they are far more likely to... Read More

Social Isolation Is a Dangerous Health Risk

May 21, 2018 — As most of us know, age is a risk factor for many diseases. The longer we live, the greater our chance of having more health challenges. One of the greatest threats to a healthy and enjoyable life is often overlooked – social isolation. The older we get, the greater our risk of becoming isolated. We... Read More

Changing Culture and Quality Concepts Through Dining Services at Charlesgate

May 15, 2018 — John Ladish, Executive Director, Charlesgate Food Services As the executive chef for Charlesgate’s nursing center, assisted living community and independent living apartments, and with over 40 years of experience in the long-term care food service industry, I have gained and built upon some great philosophies which enable me to establish and maintain a quality dining... Read More

Age Is No Obstacle for Those Who Dream Big

May 7, 2018 — May is Older Americans Month and we’d like to take a moment to recognize those seniors – Americans and otherwise – who didn’t let age get in the way of their hopes and desires. These courageous individuals demonstrate that age is no barrier to achieving one’s deepest passions. Please join us in celebrating the idea... Read More

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