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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Why Outdoor Activities Are Important for Seniors

If there was something easy that you could do to boost your mood, reduce the need for medications, increase your vitamin D levels naturally, and get better sleep, would you want us to tell you about it? If your answer is yes, keep reading because that’s exactly what we’re here to discuss today. This isn’t a magic pill or complicated regimen. It’s completely free and anyone can do it. The answer- getting outside! Outdoor activities in nature benefit older adults in many ways. Here are 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 →

Help Your Senior Set Realistic Resolutions in the New Year

New Year’s can be a hard time for seniors. Not only is it winter and more often than not, they are stuck inside from the cold, but it’s also a reminder of another year gone. However, it’s also a good time to think on the positive side and help your elderly loved ones set their own resolutions to empower themselves to lead a healthy, more active, and enhanced lifestyle.  Here is a list of some of the things that can help your senior have a 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 →