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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

Are Memory Lapses a Sign of Dementia?

September 5, 2018 — Molly and her husband, Stan, were taking a leisurely evening stroll through their neighborhood. As they approached a woman who lived in the neightborhood, Molly was ready to say hello, when she realized she couldn’t remember the woman’s name. Aaron was chatting with a coworker about a recent television show. When the coworker asked the... Read More

An Ounce of Prevention

August 20, 2018 — August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccinations are one of the best ways we have to prevent many diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several diseases have been virtually wiped out in the United States thanks to immunizations – polio, smallpox and diphtheria are among the most notable. Many others... Read More

Five Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Stroke

August 6, 2018 — Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. The good news is that, according to the National Stroke Association, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Many of the risk factors for stroke... Read More

Charlesgate Celebrates Senior Prom

July 23, 2018 — At Charlesgate Nursing Center, residents and staff are like family to each other. Many staff members do special things for residents on a daily basis, without fanfare, as part of the daily routine. But a recent event brought to light how special the relationship is. Recently, the Charlesgate activity staff hosted a prom for our... Read More