Spring Forward and Charge Your Immune System for this Spring

By Sarah Smith | April 26, 2018

Spring has arrived, but it comes with some obstacles. The chances of you catching a cold increase as your body experiences a roller coaster of temperatures. Your immune system may be weaker after the winter. Your immune system is the most important part of your body when it comes to staying healthy and fighting off […]

Having “The Talk” About a Move to Assisted Living

By Sarah Smith | April 13, 2018

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seventy percent of seniors aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care in their lifetimes. Not only that, but with every year that passes, a senior’s chance of requiring care increases. Starting a discussion with a family member about elder care, assisted […]

Avoiding Senior Accidents

By Sarah Smith | April 6, 2018

Each year more than 2.3 million seniors are in involved in accidents in their homes. While many seniors prefer to live independently, most homes are poorly designed to meet their needs. Approximately 7,000 adults 65 and older die in such accidents annually. The number one safety risk for older adults is falling. Older adults need […]

Eight Changes to Your Morning Routine that Will Help You

By Sarah Smith | March 29, 2018

Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day. We have all been there — stressful mornings when you rush out the door, still feeling lackadaisical. However, having a stress-free morning not only drastically improves productivity throughout the day, but also has many proven health benefits such as lowering blood pressure. Though […]

4 Things Your Grandkids Want to Tell You

By Sarah Smith | March 22, 2018

There is no doubt that you love your grandkids and that they love you. But the reality is that both generational and often geographical distances can get in the way of one’s best intentions to maintain a close relationship. Whether you see your grandchildren daily or during the holidays, please continue reading for four things […]

Seven Ways to Connect with a Loved One with Dementia

By Sarah Smith | March 6, 2018

We are not born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia – but we can learn. Working on the communication and connection with your loved one will improve the quality of your relationship with them. Connecting with others is at the core of being human and shouldn’t change when a person has dementia. […]

Staying Active During the Winter

By Sarah Smith | January 9, 2018

Shorter days and colder temperatures can leave many to stay cooped up indoors and be less active. For seniors, winter can be risky with being less mobile. In the winter months, getting regular activity can lessen the winter blues and elevate energy and mood levels. There are great benefits to being active. From helping control […]

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Holiday Gifts for Seniors

By Sarah Smith | December 23, 2017

Shopping for our parents and/or grandparents can be quite the challenge. Senior loved ones have received a lifetime of gifts, but over the years, their needs have changed. STOCKING STUFFERS Stocking stuffers are a favorite part of Christmas shopping, but many people get stuck in this area, especially with buying for senior citizens. Find a […]

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