Best Tips for Strengthening a Senior’s Immune System

November 14, 2017 Tatiana Comments

The leaves are falling, the air is getting crisp and cool, and the flu and the cold season begins to put in an appearance!  This is a special concern for seniors in the independent living space. Our immune system weakens as we get older, and we need to be especially vigilant to remain healthy. Below Read more

Positive Effects of Internet Usage for Seniors

October 31, 2017 Tatiana Comments

It almost seems as if children know their way around technology from infancy! The world around us has become very reliant on the internet, which is accessible to most individuals these days. For those who do not have internet access at home, there are computers in retirement communities and libraries that provide free internet access. Read more

How to Protect Your Loved One from Loneliness

October 22, 2017 JuliaN Comments

What can you do when you see the loneliness in your loved ones’ eyes? Loneliness is not just the state of being alone, but feeling sad that you’re alone. For those who have loved ones that are elderly and alone, whether parents or grandparents, please consider the type of social life they had while they Read more

Active Lifestyle for Seniors: Why is it important?

October 3, 2017 JuliaN Comments

Look around at any group of active people, and what do you see? Nine times out of ten, you will see a bunch of happy, smiling or laughing faces. And when they are in the senior living space, not only is the activity fun but in most cases, it comes with tons of other benefits. Read more

How to beat insomnia: Sleep Tips for Older Adults

September 29, 2017 JuliaN Comments

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 (non-rapid-eye-movement) sleep and goes through Read more

Emotional and Social Benefits of Regular Exercise

August 22, 2017 Tatiana Comments

Most people know that exercise is healthy, but we often forget just HOW healthy it can be.  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 seniors, both anxiety and depression are more Read more

Cycling Over 50: Do’s And Don’ts

August 15, 2017 Tatiana Comments

As we get older, we understand the importance of being active. Seniors are far more likely to have physical and mental problems later in life if they do nothing but sit around and become older. When we look at all the different activities for seniors, cycling is one of the best options that you can Read more

How to help seniors with balance issues

August 8, 2017 Tatiana Comments

When we talk about the different causes of injury in adults, falls are probably not what most seniors are concerned about. However, the truth is that it is the leading cause of injury and death from injury in older adults. Even though falls may have different causes, balance issues are one of the leading reasons Read more

Caring For Seniors With No Family

July 25, 2017 Tatiana Comments

What happens when seniors are no longer able to take care of themselves, but they do not have any immediate family members or friends who can take care of them? Even though some might always prefer to remain at home, there comes a time when this is just no longer feasible. At that point, an Read more

When to See a Geriatrician

July 11, 2017 Tatiana Comments

Because seniors are a fast-growing segment of our population, it should come as no surprise that there are doctors available that focus primarily on seniors (geriatricians). These primary care doctors have had special training in how to look after the medical needs of seniors. A geriatrician understands how one illness can affect a younger person Read more