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How Music Benefits Seniors

By Sarah Smith | September 16, 2020

As you look back through your life, is there a song that stands out to you in every stage of your life? As you age, this influence of music continues to grow when it comes to memories. No matter your age, music plays a pivotal role in people’s life. Music can help encourage relaxation, productivity […]

Suicide Prevention with Senior Adults

By Sarah Smith | September 9, 2020

Every year, on September 10, the world recognizes it as an awareness day called World Suicide Prevention Day. This day is recognized to be a commitment and action in order to prevent suicide. Amongst senior adults, suicide is a problem. Suicide in the elderly can often be influenced by the loss of control involving health […]

Seniors and the Benefits of Having a Pet

By Sarah Smith | August 31, 2020

It is common knowledge that as one gets older there can be an increase in loneliness. It can be incredibly difficult to leave one’s home and be a part of activities with other people. This can often lead to significant loneliness and depression in seniors. One popular idea for giving seniors companionship and comfort is […]

Supporting a Stroke Survivor

By Sarah Smith | August 18, 2020

Recovering from anything medically can be difficult, but this is especially true of seniors who survive suffering a stroke. Recovery from a stroke is something that takes time and can place strain on the survivor emotionally and physically. It’s vital for someone who has survived a stroke to have physical and mental support throughout their […]

The Benefits When a Senior Cooks

By Sarah Smith | August 10, 2020

Whether it’s a holiday meal that you had a hand in making or being in the kitchen with your grandmother, it’s a common belief that food brings people together in a way that nothing else can. For scores of seniors, the kitchen is a place in the home where they are familiar with and feel […]

Six Tips for Communication and Dementia

By Sarah Smith | July 9, 2020

When it comes to taking care of a loved one who suffers with dementia, it has its challenges. One of the many negative effects of progressive brain disorders, like dementia and Alzheimer’s, is that it makes it extremely difficult to communicate with others. These health issues can also bring mood swings and alter someone’s behavior […]

7 Father’s Day Gifts for Senior Dad

By Sarah Smith | June 15, 2020

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21. Are you still searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift for your elderly dad? As their mobility becomes more limited or as they have been in isolation for several months during the recent pandemic, it can be very difficult to know what to give or do for them […]

Depression in Seniors

By Sarah Smith | May 28, 2020

Amongst the senior population in the country, almost 20% of the elderly population suffer from mental health disorders. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly one in three of these elderly do not receive the proper treatment that they need. One of the more common mental health situations with seniors is dementia or […]

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day During Isolation

By Sarah Smith | May 4, 2020

Mother’s Day falls this year on Sunday, May 10. This is a special day where we celebrate and honor the most important people in the world – our mothers. This year, Mother’s Day will look a little different than other previous years due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Most Mother’s Days are celebrated with a family […]

Seniors and Foot Health

By Sarah Smith | April 21, 2020

Did you know that the month of April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? Feet are an important part of your body. They are surprisingly complex with each foot containing 26 bones. Like anything related to your body, feet are affected by aging. As one ages, their feet become wider and flatter. Bones and joints […]

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