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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 →

Try These 6 Outdoor Spring Hobbies for Seniors

Spring is well underway and it’s the perfect time to head outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. If you’re a senior that loves spending time enjoying nature, there are numerous outdoor activities for you to try that are perfect for spring. Here are five activities that will help inspire you to get outside when the weather is nice. Container Gardening There are many benefits to gardening, and while many seniors aren’t able to use heavy garden equipment or get down on their hands Continue reading →

Senior Wellness- Tips for a Healthy Spring

Seeing the signs of spring put an end to a long, dreary winter often inspires us to make changes and focus on health and wellness. If this describes you, you're in the right place. Today we’ll take a look at some simple things you can do to ensure you have a healthy spring.   Get a Checkup The number one thing on your list should be to schedule a checkup with your primary care provider to be sure the changes you plan to make are Continue reading →

Life Hacks to Make Everyday Tasks Easier for Seniors

  As we age, everyday tasks can become more difficult, things that we used to take for granted. Sometimes the solution is to ask for help, but sometimes the solution is to make a slight modification to make the task easier. Today we’ll talk about some creative and inexpensive household hacks for seniors that can instantly make some of these tasks a little bit easier. Reaching Items In the Fridge Joint and flexibility issues can make it harder to reach items in the back of Continue reading →

Tips & Activities to Overcoming the Winter Blues

As our Pennsylvania winters kick into full gear, the colder weather and shorter days of sunlight can leave us feeling tired and uninspired to complete even our normal daily activities. Seasonal depression, the winter blues, whatever you want to call it, affects many of us, especially senior citizens who cannot get out as much as they like. Here are some tips to beat the winter blues: Reminisce. When possible, have family and friends over for a visit. Bring out photo albums, family videos, or sentimental Continue reading →

Stay Fit Indoors with Winter Exercises for Seniors

  As colder months approach, some people give up their favorite exercise because it’s traditionally done indoors. For seniors, spending the whole winter in a sedentary lifestyle can be damaging to their health. Luckily, there are several exercises that are appropriate for indoors, giving you a year-round opportunity to stay fit and healthy.  Always check with your doctor to be sure it’s appropriate for you before starting any new exercise. Some examples of good indoor exercise activities include: Exercises for balance. Simple exercises that promote Continue reading →

Holiday Shopping – Online Buying Tips for Seniors

  It’s the holiday shopping season again, and online shopping is by far the most convenient way for seniors to buy all the gifts they need for family and friends. Staying safe while shopping online is extremely important to ensure that you keep your personal and financial information safe. These tips can help you have a safe holiday shopping season online. Choose stores you’re familiar with. Major retailers have secure online shopping websites that are easy to navigate. If you’ve never heard of a store Continue reading →

How Physical Therapy Benefits Seniors

  Many of us live with pain and discomfort, especially as we move into our senior years. For many, chronic pain results in multiple drug prescriptions and sometimes even surgeries, which can both be problematic for older adults. Thankfully, many can experience relief through physical therapy treatment, especially seniors. At Ashbridge Manor Senior Living, we provide physical therapy services for residents of our senior apartments through our onsite therapy provider, AGEILITY Physical Therapy Solutions. AGEILITY specializes in personalized physical therapy care that helps you alleviate Continue reading →

Indoor Gardening Tips for Small Spaces

Gardening is a healthy and rewarding hobby, especially for seniors. It keeps you active as you care for your growing plants, and the end result is beautiful flowers, attractive foliage, or healthy vegetables. If you love gardening but don’t have space outdoors, an indoor garden can be the perfect solution. Here are a few tips that can help you make your indoor garden a success. Choose the right space. Plants need light, so an indoor garden should be located near a window, if possible. If Continue reading →

Summer Safety for Seniors

The heat of summer is upon us, and it’s time to enjoy more relaxing days out in the sun. For seniors, summer fun means taking extra care to avoid overheating, since older adults are more susceptible to heat-related problems than younger people. Thankfully, it’s easy to enjoy the summer sun by remembering just a few tips for staying safe for your active senior lifestyle. Drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get distracted with all the summer fun and forget to drink enough water to Continue reading →