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These Foods Will Reduce Your ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Level

October 12, 2021 — Many people try to avoid increasing their LDL or “bad” cholesterol level. One common way is to avoid eating foods that contain saturated fats or trans fats, including egg yolks, liver and other organ meats, shrimp, deep-fried foods, and whole milk dairy products. Fortunately, improving your cholesterol doesn’t have to be all about saying “no”... Read More

Community Health Worker Brought Comfort During the Pandemic

September 20, 2021 — We at Charlesgate appreciated the opportunity given to our residents this year to participate in a COVID behavioral health support program through the Rhode Island Foundation. The program was made possible by partners Rhode Island College School of Education in Healthcare, Community Care Alliance, and St. Elizabeth’s.  One element of the program involved having a... Read More

Celebrating Assisted Living Week

September 10, 2021 — Charlesgate Senior Living Center is celebrating Assisted Living Week Sept. 13-17. The theme this year is “Compassion, Community, Caring.” The theme reflects the hard work and dedication of all the caregivers in assisted living communities and highlights the importance of family and remaining connected to those you love. National Assisted Living Week was created by... Read More

Celebrating National Senior Citizens Day

August 19, 2021 — National Senior Citizens Day is Saturday, August 21. Here at Charlesgate, we think every day is Senior Citizens Day! This annual observation is a great time to remind all people of the important position that seniors hold in our families, communities, and country.   Here is an excerpt from the proclamation President Ronald Reagan issued... Read More

How the Senses of Smell and Taste Change as We Age

August 5, 2021 — It’s not your imagination – food may not smell or taste as good as it used to. The changes in your senses may be due to long- or short-term causes that can happen to anyone as they age.   What causes loss of smell? Many problems cause a loss of smell that lasts for a short... Read More

The Role of Spirituality in Aging Well

July 20, 2021 — Several studies have shown that as we grow older, we benefit from thinking about higher things such as beauty, the meaning of life, the things that connect us, our place in the world—in short, the quality that is often called “spirituality.” As we age, the reality and inevitability of the end of life grows more... Read More

Is it Time for Assisted Living?

July 5, 2021 — Over 800,000 older Americans are living in assisted living facilities and communities today. Residents choose assisted living because it offers the combination of a private, home-like residence as well as support to meet personal care and some health care needs. According to the National Center for Assisted Living, the typical assisted living resident is 85... Read More

Four Good Reasons to See an Ophthalmologist

June 21, 2021 — If you’re like most Americans surveyed in a recent Harris Poll, you probably thought you would notice a change in your vision if you had an eye disease. The fact is, some of the leading causes of blindness—such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy—can begin without any symptoms. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)... Read More

Six Ways to Protect Your Memory

June 7, 2021 — Every June, the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) sponsors Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Awareness Month. Their aim is to remind us of steps we can take to protect our memory, and to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Yes, research has proven that there are things we can do to protect our... Read More

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed for America

May 24, 2021 — In honor of Memorial Day (May 31), we’re sharing this story from the U.S. Department of Defense website. The author is Jim Garamone, and the photographer is Joshua Seybert. When Jane Horton hears someone say “Happy Memorial Day,” it makes every one of her nerves stand on end. “That’s not what the day is about,”... Read More