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5 Myths About Aging

June 30, 2020 — Many people make assumptions about aging and how older age will affect them. But it’s important to understand the positive aspects of aging. The National Institute on Aging shares five common myths about aging and older adults – and how healthy choices can help you stay healthy and independent. Myth: The older I get, the... Read More

Celebrating Charlesgate Heroes

June 17, 2020 — At Charlesgate, we think our staff is the greatest staff in the world. They go above and beyond every day, and we would not be able to provide quality care without them. This month, while we celebrate the 43rd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 18-25), we thank all of our nursing assistants, resident assistants,... Read More

June is Men’s Health Month – Try Something New!

May 29, 2020 — As Rhode Island and other states approach Phase 2 re-openings of their economies, many senior men may have a hard time pulling themselves away from watching sports highlights and reruns on TV. And, let’s face it, as we get older, it’s easy to wonder, “Why bother?” Well guys, there are lots of good reasons for... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During COVID-19

May 20, 2020 — When we’re emotionally and/or mentally stressed, we tend to turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us—a hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee, a spontaneous gathering to light candles and leave... Read More

May Is American Stroke Month

May 6, 2020 — If you’ve suffered a stroke, you’re not alone. Almost 800,000 Americans experience a stroke every year—one every 40 seconds. More than 7 million have had a stroke in their lifetime, and many are still living with the effects of this condition. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. While the effects of stroke... Read More

Rhode Island Police: Watch Out for COVID-19 Scams!

April 15, 2020 — As if this time wasn’t stressful enough, Rhode Island police said today to be cautious of COVID-19 scams, which could target residents and their personal identifiable information (things like your full name, date of birth, Social Security number, etc.). Police are aware of and want to educate us on the following types of scams: Fake... Read More

Five Ways to Age Well

March 20, 2020 — The idea of aging can be a stressful one. Getting older inevitably means change, and adapting to change can be difficult, especially when those changes have big impacts on us. Perhaps our children move away, or we lose our parents. Perhaps an injury or health event means we lose some of our independence. While feeling... Read More

What’s the Truth about the Foods We Eat?

March 5, 2020 — March is National Nutrition Month, so we thought it would be worthwhile to explore some of the “conventional wisdom” about the food we eat. Is coffee good for you or bad? What about red meat? It’s hard to know what to believe when it comes to healthy eating these days as the research seems to... Read More

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy Throughout the Day

February 20, 2020 — February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. And many of these deaths are preventable – at least 200,000 cardiac deaths in the United States could have been avoided each year with proper preventative care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While maintaining... Read More

Brain Cells Continue to Grow, Even as We Age

February 5, 2020 — Conventional wisdom used to say that people are born with a set number of brain cells and that, as brain cells died, they weren’t replaced. But many studies in the last few years have taken this notion to task. Researchers have discovered that, in fact, we continue to grow new brain cells (neurons) as we... Read More