Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community?

February 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community? It is said that “there’s no place like home!”    For many seniors, remaining in their home is of utmost importance.  Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help make that goal a reality.  Why then, do some seniors make the decision to move to a senior community? […]

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Foods to Keep The Heart Healthy

February 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

Foods to Keep The Heart Healthy (From Seniorstrong.com) Keeping the heart healthy is essential for seniors, especially as they begin to retirement plan. Participating in regular exercise is key to keeping the blood flowing and improving motor skills, but researchers have found that diet may be more important than activity when it comes to the […]

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February’s Recommended Reading

February 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

February’s Recommended Reading Activities to do with Your Parent who has Alzheimer’s Dementia by Judith A. Levy, Ed.M., OTR  (Author) Activities to Do with Your Parent Who Has Alzheimer’s Dementia provides a selection of user-friendly activities that will help maintain your parent’s self-care skills, mobility, and socialization. These tasks encourage success and feelings of self worth, and offer […]

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Avoid Slips and Falls in Bad Weather

February 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

Avoid Slips and Falls in Bad Weather January 7, 2015 by Valerie Michel Buck (National Care Planning Council) Cold weather can bring more than just a white Christmas. It also brings a number of hazards which can cause slips and falls. Here are some ways to avoid slips and falls. Footwear Wearing proper footwear is […]

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Losing Weight Can Save Your Life

February 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

Losing Weight Can Save Your Life (Senior Spirit Newsletter, December 2014) As almost every older adult knows, it’s hard to keep the weight off. As we age, we lose lean body mass, which lowers our metabolism; so we need to eat less while being careful to maintain enough nutrients to stay healthy. For older folks, […]

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How to Communicate with someone who has Dementia

February 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

How to Communicate with someone who has Dementia The Alzheimer’s Association offers suggestions for ways to approach and help someone with dementia that make it easier for both parties. Experts say that it’s important to remember to respect people with dementia and avoid talking down to them or around them, instead of to them. You […]

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