The Benefits of Pet Therapy

With a swish of her tail, she gracefully leaps into my lap and starts to purr.  “She” is Anastasia, my Siberian cat. Having her near me is a constant source of comfort and happiness. Many residents of senior living communities have discovered the job of pet ownership.  One of the...

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How to beat insomnia: Sleep Tips for Older Adults

Everyone feels better after a restful night’s sleep. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the opportunity to enjoy it, as many people, particularly the elderly, suffer from sleep deprivation, or insomnia. The quality of sleep is as important as quantity for refreshing the body. While sleeping, our body enters into NREM...

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Emotional and Social Benefits of Regular Exercise

Most people know that exercise is healthy -but we often forget just HOW healthy it can be.  In fact, there are both emotional and social benefits to exercise that most people neglect. Especially when it comes to senior health, these benefits should not be overlooked. Reduce Depression and Anxiety In...

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