Staying Safe and Warm this Winter

December 5, 2018 —   Winter can be a dangerous time for seniors. Icy conditions raise the risk of falling and seniors are at a greater risk for hypothermia. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and warm this winter. Avoid going out after a snow or ice storm Pay attention to weather alerts about freezing rain,... Read More

Creating a Joyful Holiday When You’re Facing Challenges

November 20, 2018 —   The holidays can create a mix of emotions. While for many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, full of visions of family get-togethers, gift exchanges and reliving memories, others face spending the holidays alone or without certain loved ones who may have passed or who aren’t able to attend the festivities.... Read More

Using Validation to Connect with Someone Living with Dementia

November 5, 2018 —   One of the biggest challenges for those caring for someone living with dementia is maintaining meaningful conversation with their loved one. People living with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia may be living in a completely different time or place than those around them. Additionally, they may not remember what was said just minutes... Read More

How to Create a Brighter Future

October 22, 2018 —   Norman Vincent Peale, author of the book The Power of Positive Thinking, once said, “Change your thoughts and you can change your world.” Can we really alter our future by changing the way we think? In a study conducted by Harvard University, psychologist Ellen Langer invited elder men (in their 70s and 80s) to... Read More

The Importance of Vaccinations for Seniors

October 5, 2018 —   Flu season is upon us, which highlights the importance of getting the vaccines we need to stay healthy. Research tells us that many seniors aren’t getting the vaccinations they should and yet, they are one of the age groups for whom vaccines are most important. As we age, our immune systems tend to become... Read More

Natural Ways to Help Manage Chronic Pain

September 20, 2018 —   With opioids under increasing scrutiny, many seniors are being left to deal with chronic pain. Earlier this year, Medicare cracked down on long-term, high-dose prescriptions of opioids, making it difficult for many seniors to get the pain relief they need. And yet, opioids are highly addictive and cause problems. So what can you do... Read More

Six Tips to Help Prevent Falls Year-round

September 5, 2018 —   Fall Prevention Awareness Day is on September 22, which is also the first day of autumn. For seniors, fall prevention is particularly important as the risk of falling increases as we age. And the consequences of falling also increases as we age – seniors are much more likely than their younger counterparts to experience... Read More

An Annual Eye Exam Can Help Increase Senior’s Independence

August 20, 2018 —   August is National Eye Exam Month. The American Optometric Association recommends that adults age 61 and older get an eye exam every year. This is particularly important because few conditions of aging erode an older person’s independence faster than losing their eyesight. As we age, our risk for many eye diseases increases, such as... Read More

The Importance of Palliative Care in Achieving Better Health Outcomes

August 6, 2018 —   Palliative care is a medical approach that focuses on improving an individual’s quality of life through pain and symptom management. It seeks to improve a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and, unlike hospice care, palliative care can be used in conjunction with curative treatment. And yet there is still a pervasive misunderstanding about... Read More

Should You Be Worried About Memory Loss?

July 20, 2018 —   Janet was out walking her dog, when she ran into her neighbor. As she started to say “hello,” she was shocked to realized she couldn’t think of the woman’s name.   Dennis went to work on Monday morning, feeling good after a restful weekend. When a coworker asked how his weekend was, Dennis replied... Read More