Healthy Living

Five Tips to Help Aging Loved Ones Maintain a Healthy Diet

By |2023-02-10T11:17:44-05:00February 6th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

Five Tips to Help Aging Loved Ones Maintain a Healthy Diet A Balanced Diet is Important to Healthy Aging What’s in your mom’s refrigerator - fresh fruits and vegetables or frozen dinners and string cheese? “Maintaining a nutritious, balanced diet is important to healthy aging, but it can be a struggle for seniors - [...]

Beating the Winter Blues

By |2023-01-26T10:16:11-05:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Beating the Winter Blues Are the short, dark days getting your senior loved ones down? “The short, dark days do more than usher in more than winter weather,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager for the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “During the winter months, many seniors begin to feel down. Freezing temperatures , [...]

Mind Games Improve Brain Health

By |2023-01-24T15:00:07-05:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Daily Workouts for the Brain It’s no secret that regular physical activity is one of the keys to healthy aging, but did you know it’s just as important to make sure the brain gets a daily workout? “Exercising the mind is just as important as exercising the body - especially for seniors, It’s critical [...]

Winter Weather Exercises for Seniors

By |2022-12-30T10:30:10-05:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Get Moving This Winter Did your aging loved ones enjoy a few too many sweet treats over the holidays? “It’s not uncommon for people of all ages to put on an extra pound or two during holidays,” said Sierra Goetz, operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “However, for older people it can [...]

How Children Can Help With Caregiving

By |2022-12-30T10:09:01-05:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

Caring for Children and Aging Parents Are you a member of the sandwich generation - someone who is raising children while, at the same time, caring for aging parents? If so, you know that you have to make the most of every minute in every day. “Caring for children can be tiring. Caring for [...]

Tips to Keep Your Senior Safe This Winter

By |2022-12-30T09:55:59-05:00December 15th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Cold Weather Poses Risk for Older Adults While winter can be a wonderland, it’s important to remember that colder temperatures, ice, snow and hours of darkness can pose risks for older adults. “The cold weather months present some significant challenges for older adults,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare Advocacy [...]

Beating the Holiday Blues

By |2022-12-30T09:49:09-05:00December 12th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Most Wonderful Time of the Year...Not For Everyone For most of us, this is most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, for many seniors, it’s the worst.  “Instead of joy and excitement, the holidays can trigger bouts of sadness and loneliness for seniors - especially if they live alone,” said Teresa Steinfatt, vice president [...]

Is Your Mom Eating Healthy Meals?

By |2022-12-06T11:49:25-05:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , |

Is Your Mom Eating Healthy Meals? When you visited your aging mom over the Thanksgiving holiday, you noticed that she let others do the cooking - which is unusual, because she’s always loved preparing big family meals.Has she lost interest? Is she having trouble remembering or reading the recipes? Is arthritis limiting her ability to [...]

RSV and the Elderly – What you Need to Know

By |2022-11-22T11:19:59-05:00November 21st, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

You might have heard it on the news… hospital pediatric units across the country are filled with young patients who are sick with respiratory syncytial virus or RSV - an infection that affects the lungs and breathing passages.  While we typically hear of outbreaks among babies and small children, adults can also get RSV, and [...]

Enjoying the Holidays with Senior Loved Ones

By |2022-11-10T15:14:51-05:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: |

You’ve been gathering with family members to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas for as long as you can remember… but this year, things are different.  Your mom’s dementia is worsening, and she’s becoming more and more frail. You worry that she may not be able to make it and, if she does, that she won’t enjoy [...]

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