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The Importance of Social Interaction for Seniors

Happy seniors gathering together after exercising together outside

Social interaction is important for everyone; a supportive community can make a world of difference, especially for older adults. Seniors need social interaction, but how important is it, and how can they create these social connections? Continue reading to learn more about the importance of social interaction for seniors.  Social Interaction is a Necessity  Social […]

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The Power Of Touch

Whether we are a newborn infant, a petulant teenager, an overwhelmed new mother or an aging senior citizen, the power of touch can produce miraculous results. With a simple touch, we can express love, support, gratitude, sympathy, and trust. A simple gesture of holding hands, patting shoulders and giving hugs can make all the difference […]

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The Generational Differences

Whether it was the Glen Miller who created the musical score of their childhood or they were more Frank Sinatra or the Beatles aficionados, the generations that now make up our Senior Population are uniquely characterized by more than just their music.  The Greatest Generation, the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers together span a […]

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Senior Living Care Types

If you’re a senior, family member, caregiver, or both, there are a variety of senior housing and care types from which to choose. These include independent living, assisted living, home care, and skilled nursing care (for acute health-care needs). Senior housing has many options you may consider, they can help assess you or your loved […]

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Myths And Realities

(Information provided by the American Health Care Association) Although long term care is advancing to meet growing needs of residents and families, some serious misconceptions remain about the quality and type of care people receive when they live in a residential or long term care community. In order to dispel some of the most common […]

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Dementia

Dementia is defined as a chronic or persistent disorder of mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. What we know personally is dementia is the gradual and painful loss of the person we love. It can be scary to imagine our loved ones forgetting […]

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AHA Diet and Lifestyle

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think!  Remember, it’s the overall pattern of your choices that counts. Make the simple steps below part of your life for long-term benefits to your health and your heart. Start by knowing how many calories […]

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