Five Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

The arrival of fall means three things- gorgeous fall foliage, crisp morning and evening air, and fun activities that incorporate all the splendor and joy of the season. These days jumping into a pile of leaves may sound more like an injury waiting to happen than a fun time, but we’ve come up with a list of five fun fall activities to get you excited for autumn. Go Apple Picking- The hot summer days are past us now, and fall is the perfect time to Continue reading →

Keep Your Brain Active with Puzzles, Games, and Education

Using your brain is one of the best ways to sustain cognitive functions and improve memory as you age. Some of the best ways to keep your brain healthy and active are by engaging in ongoing education, puzzles, and games. Any activity that challenges your brain by requiring that you learn new skills or retain new information will help to support an aging brain. Researchers have found that the more an area of the brain is used the better the body maintains the neurons in Continue reading →

Indoor Activities for Seniors- Staying Active When the Weather Is Bad

Staying both physically and mentally active is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for seniors. This is pretty easy when the weather is nice and you can get outside, but it’s a little more challenging to keep your mind and body active when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Whether it’s too hot, too cold, or too stormy sometimes you end up stuck indoors for days on end. Here are some ideas of indoor activities that you can do to keep yourself Continue reading →

10 Ways Downsizing Is Beneficial For Seniors

People get excited about spring cleaning for a reason. It feels good to get rid of clutter and release things that are no longer useful to us. Every single thing that you own requires some small amount of your attention whether you use it or not. Minimizing your belongings can bring more freedom to your life and reduce stress. But those are not the only benefits. Let’s take a look at 10 ways that downsizing can be beneficial for older adults. It makes moving easier. Continue reading →

How Seniors Can Benefit From Aqua Therapy

  It’s well known that staying active and getting exercise regularly is essential to staying healthy and aging well. Exercise and an active lifestyle in the senior years are associated with better health overall, but especially dementia prevention and lower risk of falling. So for older adults that want to stay as healthy as possible as they age, exercise is not negotiable. But health problems common to seniors such as arthritis can make exercise a real challenge. This is where aqua therapy can step in Continue reading →

Physical Therapy Can Improve Balance Issues

Balance issues are a common problem among aging adults. Many factors can contribute to balance problems among seniors. Things like medication side effects and health problems are sometimes to blame, but more often than not it’s simply a matter of weakened muscles.. As balance issues get worse senior’s often limit their physical activities more due to fear of falling, and this only worsens the problem as muscles weaken even further. If you or a loved one is suffering from problems with balance physical therapy can Continue reading →

The Importance of Sunscreen for Aging Skin

Warmer days mean more people are getting outside and enjoying the nice weather. Folks head off on beach vacations, spend time in the pool, and garden, and just sit outside soaking up some sun with a friend. This provides an excellent boost for vitamin D levels, but enjoying time outdoors must be done safely by wearing sunscreen, especially if you’re an older adult. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting older adults. Most older adults today were either born or grew up Continue reading →

Sleep Tips for Older Adults- Improve Your Sleep to Improve Your Health

Getting drowsy earlier, waking earlier, and getting less deep sleep are common changes as we age, but when sleep is disturbed leaving you waking up tired every day, something is wrong. Sleep remains important to both your physical and emotional health throughout life. Insomnia should not simply be accepted as a part of aging. The first step to improving your sleep is to speak with your healthcare provider to discuss underlying health issues, mental health problems or medication side effects that might disrupt your sleep. Continue reading →

A Senior’s Guide to Safely Enjoying the Outdoors in Summer

Summer can be a time of fun and adventure, but it can also be a time of concern for older adults. As we age our bodies change, and health problems and medications can make us more susceptible to heat, humidity, and sun exposure. A study by researchers at Duke University found that over 80% of heat-related deaths each year are in people aged 60 and over, but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend the summer indoors. Following a few safety tips will ensure Continue reading →

The Importance of Socialization in Our Senior Years

As we grow older the need for love, companionship, and the support of friends and family does not decrease. In fact, as we enter the retirement years it becomes even more important to maintain a healthy social life. With 3 out of every 10 seniors in the US living alone, this can be challenging. Today we will look at the benefits of a healthy social life, the risk of not socializing, and tips for avoiding isolation. Why Socialization is So Important Maintaining healthy relationships is Continue reading →