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Your Annual Flu Shot Might Fight Alzheimer’s

August 20, 2020 — Flu season is almost upon us. People age 65 and older are at high risk for flu-related complications, so they are urged to get a seasonal flu vaccine each year. That is especially the case with the added threat of the coronavirus. And this year, when the time comes to get innoculated, there’s yet another... Read More

Keep Cool and Enjoy a Summer Read

August 11, 2020 — If you’re tired of reading about COVID-19, social distancing, and face masks, you’re not alone! How about a little summertime distraction? August is the perfect time for some lazy reading time. Find some shade, pour your favorite beverage and check out these fun stories you may have missed. The 9 Types of People You’ll Meet... Read More

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Apnea

July 22, 2020 — Are you getting enough sleep? Fully one-third of U.S. adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While some people’s lifestyles may cause them to sleep less than they should, others may have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea.... Read More

How Doing Good Does Us Good

July 13, 2020 — Older adults possess a vast array of skills and experiences that can contribute to the greater good of society via volunteering. And those who do regular volunteer work benefit physically and mentally—even to the extent of lowering their risk of death, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study... Read More

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