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10 Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

By |2024-01-15T15:49:10-05:00January 11th, 2024|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , |

10 Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder Your dad is sleeping more than usual.  Your mom has lost interest in Bingo and other activities she used to love. Is it just the winter blues or could it be something more serious? Winter for Seniors Is Hard “The winter months can be hard for seniors. The [...]

The “Eyes” Have It

By |2023-05-18T14:32:47-05:00May 11th, 2023|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , |

The “Eyes” Have It Healthy aging includes healthy vision.  May is Healthy Vision Month - a great time to learn about common age-related eye problems and what you can do to prevent them. According to the American Optometric Association, the risk of developing eye diseases significantly increases after age 65. The most common age-related [...]

Senior Green Thumbs – The Benefits of Gardening 

By |2023-04-27T09:28:56-05:00April 27th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Senior Green Thumbs - The Benefits of Gardening  Whether it’s tending a large vegetable plot, working in a community garden, or planting a few potted pansies, gardening can do wonders for a senior’s overall health and well-being. More Than A Hobby “For many seniors, gardening is much more than a hobby. Being outdoors and [...]

Weathering the Storm – Helping Your Senior Stay Safe in Severe Weather

By |2023-03-15T09:30:56-05:00March 13th, 2023|Categories: Aging in Place|Tags: , , , |

Weathering the Storm - Helping Your Senior Stay Safe in Severe Weather As winter turns to spring, we start worrying less about ice and snow and more about severe weather. “Whether it’s damaging thunderstorms, flash flooding, or tornadoes, it’s important to prepare for whatever Mother Nature throws at us - especially if you have [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health

By |2022-06-22T14:59:46-05:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone - especially older adults. According to an AARP Foundation report, two-thirds of adults reported experience social isolation and high levels of anxiety since the beginning of the  pandemic. And, unfortunately, there is no vaccine to prevent loneliness. [...]

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