Stress Management: Most Useful Techniques for Seniors

March 23, 2018 Tatiana Comments

Solitude and lack of independence in controlling one’s health are some of the biggest worries the aged have to cope with. However, with proper management, stress should not be a hindrance to enjoying the golden age; away from responsibilities and work. Independent living seniors in San Antonio, Texas are even better suited as they could Read more

Meditation as the Best Tool for Mental, Physical, and Emotional Senior Health

March 16, 2018 Tatiana Comments

The last phase of life can be met with unbearable stress. At this point, the seniors have lost physical abilities and they can’t help it but imagine that they have become unproductive or highly dependent. On the other side, relatives and friends are unable to provide sufficiently for their needs, which make caregiving quite overwhelming. Read more

Stay Healthy: Myths about the Flu Shot

March 1, 2018 Tatiana Comments

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 diseases, sometimes resulting in hospitalization Read more

Make the most of Winter Travel

February 15, 2018 Tatiana Comments

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. Key West, Florida If you Read more

Reasons Seniors Should Volunteer Their Time

February 5, 2018 Tatiana Comments

Although many of us liked the idea of volunteering earlier in our lives, it may have been challenging to find the time to volunteer while working and raising a family. Retirees no longer have these obstacles. Volunteering is a win-win situation. You give, and you receive. You share your time, experience and care with the Read more

The Benefits of Aromatherapy for the Elderly

January 12, 2018 Tatiana Comments

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 used as currency in ancient Read more

How to Deal with Allergies

December 13, 2017 Tatiana Comments

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 senior health. How can you Read more

Coping with a Decreasing Sense of Smell

December 6, 2017 Tatiana Comments

One of the many changes we see in senior health is a decreasing sense of smell. Over 15 million Americans age 55 and older, suffer from it. What can cause Loss of Smell Over time, illnesses such as viral infections, colds, gum disease, sinuses, and allergies can change your sense of smell and taste. Other Read more

The Benefits of Being Social During Retirement

November 29, 2017 Tatiana Comments

When we are still working, sometimes it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Going to work, taking care of a family, basic housekeeping, and socializing with family and friends, all take time. Retirement opens up new ways to spend your time, and leisure Read more

The Benefits of Pet Therapy

November 24, 2017 Tatiana Comments

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 many advantages of having a Read more