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Maintaining Good Nutrition Remains Important as We Age

February 5, 2019 — Nutrition’s role in aging well has been well established. According to the National Institutes of Health, even if you already have one or more chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Mediterranean-style diets – which place an emphasis on eating lots of fruits,... Read More

Charlesgate Is Training Its Employees in Crisis Prevention

January 21, 2019 — At Charlesgate, many of our residents, including those living with chronic health conditions and memory loss, are more vulnerable than the population at large. With this vulnerability comes an increased potential for situations to arise where a resident may feel as if they are in trouble, causing them to act out in ways that may... Read More

Top Ten Resolutions for Caregivers in the New Year

January 7, 2019 — If you’re a caregiver and you’re planning ahead for the New Year, don’t forget to make some resolutions for your own self-care. Caregiver can be a highly challenging task and it’s important for both you and your loved one to ensure your needs are being met. Here are some ideas for some ways to make... Read More

Great Holiday Gifts for Those Living in a Senior Living Community

December 5, 2018 — ’Tis better to give than receive, as the old saying goes. But finding the perfect gift for someone living in a senior community can be a challenge. Most senior living residents have limited space and many may have limited options for getting out and about. But, with a little thought and consideration, finding the right... Read More

Five Tips for Staying Warm and Healthy this Winter

November 20, 2018 — Many of us use winter as an excuse to stop exercising, stay indoors and maybe even isolate ourselves from others. This is a bad idea. Both physical activity and staying socially active are essential elements in aging well. But winter can present a greater chance of falling, due to icy sidewalks and streets, making staying... Read More

This Holiday Season, Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

November 5, 2018 — November kicks off the holiday season for most Americans. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, people celebrate their faith, their families and their many blessings. It’s a time to give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Unfortunately, all too often, once January 1 rolls around, it’s back to business as usual. What would happen if... Read More

Improve Your Heart Health

October 22, 2018 — Heart disease remains the #1 cause of the death throughout the world. The good news is that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. Here are just some of the ways you can improve your heart health and reduce your risk of a cardiovascular... Read More

Plan Ahead to Ensure End-of-Life Wishes Are Met

October 5, 2018 — It’s something many of us prefer not to think about, and yet something each one of us is going to face at some point – making the transition from life to death. Planning ahead can save you and your loved ones a lot of heartache. No one wants to find themselves in a situation where... Read More

Limited Mobility Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Get the Benefits of Exercise

September 20, 2018 — We’ve discussed the importance of exercise for aging well before. But what about those living with chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition?  What can they do to keep fit? The good news is that exercise can be done by almost everyone. Many people living a chronic condition may restrict... Read More