Diabetes and Seniors – What You Need to Know

By Sarah Smith | November 7, 2020

The month of November is American Diabetes Month. For the millions of seniors who are at risk of getting it, it is time to get educated and know the risks of this diabetes epidemic. One in four seniors over the age of 65 are affected by diabetes. Senior citizens are at a greater risk for […]

Alzheimer’s: How Music Can Unlock the Mind

By Sarah Smith | October 13, 2020

While the study of how to treat Alzheimer’s disease is an ongoing process, there have been major breakthroughs in recent years in how to help adults afflicted with Alzheimer’s feel more joy and peace in their lives. One of the most significant of these breakthroughs is the very promising results observed in music therapy.  So […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

By Sarah Smith | October 6, 2020

The first full week of the month of October is recognized as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental health issues, such as depression, addiction or anxiety are not a normal part of aging. Sadly, most seniors who struggle with a mental health issue struggle with getting treatment. When left untreated, mental health issues can result in […]

Healthy Lung Awareness Month

By Sarah Smith | September 30, 2020

It is a true statement that we don’t think about our breathing until the moment it becomes hard to do so. We truly take our lungs for granted. However, for the month of October, many organizations make it their goal to bring awareness to the public about the importance when it comes to taking care […]

Fall Prevention Awareness

By Sarah Smith | September 21, 2020

Did you know that September 22 is Fall Prevention Awareness Day? Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, hospital trauma admissions and unintentional injuries among adults 65 and older. The quality of life and the independence of a senior can dramatically change from the results of a fall. Many of us know someone in […]

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 […]

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