Stay Healthy: Myths about the Flu Shot

One of the concerns seniors have is staying healthy during flu season. Retirement homes all over the country, even in warm areas like San Antonio, have experienced a significant flu epidemic this year. What is the flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe...

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Make the most of Winter Travel

Christmas has come and gone, and the days are beginning to get a bit longer. Independent senior living apartments may be cozy and comfortable in the winter; however, if you are looking for a change of place, you can plan a fun and relaxing vacation to break up your winter....

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The Benefits of Aromatherapy for the Elderly

For centuries, people have practiced aromatherapy as a way to heal aches and diseases, to relax and also to purify the air around them.  Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Indians, and many other civilizations used essential oils for therapeutic and hygienic purposes. Oils were a valuable and luxurious item and were...

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How to Deal with Allergies

As you’re going about your day, indoors or out, you may get a runny nose or start sneezing. Is it a cold, or is it allergies? Many residents in independent living facilities have symptoms which could be either. Knowing how to take care of your symptoms is very important for...

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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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