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

Does Aging Diminish Your Ability to Live Well?

July 5, 2018 — Stereotypes about aging abound – you’re probably familiar with many of them: Older people are grumpy and unhappy, focused on their aches and pains and a burden to their children. But when we look at the research, we discover that much of what we’ve been taught about aging is simply not true. At Charlesgate, we... Read More

Can Spirituality Help You Lead a Healthier Life?

June 20, 2018 — We all understand the importance of physical activity, eating well and keeping our minds engaged to help improve our overall health and well-being. But the link between spirituality and good health has been less clear. While science and spirituality rarely cross paths, there have been some studies looking into whether or not spirituality plays a... Read More

Brighten Your World This Summer

June 5, 2018 — Have you noticed that colors seem less vibrant lately? Or that your vision is getting more blurry? If so, you may be one of the nearly 22 million Americans who have cataracts. Few conditions of aging erode an older person’s independence faster than losing their eyesight. As people age, they are far more likely to... Read More

Social Isolation Is a Dangerous Health Risk

May 21, 2018 — As most of us know, age is a risk factor for many diseases. The longer we live, the greater our chance of having more health challenges. One of the greatest threats to a healthy and enjoyable life is often overlooked – social isolation. The older we get, the greater our risk of becoming isolated. We... Read More

Changing Culture and Quality Concepts Through Dining Services at Charlesgate

May 15, 2018 — John Ladish, Executive Director, Charlesgate Food Services As the executive chef for Charlesgate’s nursing center, assisted living community and independent living apartments, and with over 40 years of experience in the long-term care food service industry, I have gained and built upon some great philosophies which enable me to establish and maintain a quality dining... Read More

Age Is No Obstacle for Those Who Dream Big

May 7, 2018 — May is Older Americans Month and we’d like to take a moment to recognize those seniors – Americans and otherwise – who didn’t let age get in the way of their hopes and desires. These courageous individuals demonstrate that age is no barrier to achieving one’s deepest passions. Please join us in celebrating the idea... Read More

Starting the Conversation with an Elderly Parent about Making a Move

April 20, 2018 — As our parents age, it’s natural for us to become more concerned about their well-being. Are they living safely in their home? Should they consider moving to a senior living community? If you’re noticing any of the following, these are signs it may be time to consider alternative living options for your loved one. Dangerous... Read More