Tag Archives: senior living

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 →

5 Ways Older Adults Can Boost Energy Levels

As the years pass our energy levels steadily decline which leave many older adults struggling with low energy on a daily basis. This often leads to frustration resulting from not having the energy to do everything they wanted to do. If you need some fatigue battling strategies, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to talk about  simple things you can do to give your energy a boost when a good night’s sleep just isn’t enough. Drink More Water Even if you don’t 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 →

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring will be here before you know it, and the warmer weather and promise of summer often give motivation for a fresh start. That usually comes in the form of spring cleaning and want to get rid of some of the unnecessary clutter. Here are some helpful tips for making the process of spring cleaning easy for a senior citizen.  Ask for help. Don’t tackle this chore alone. Ask for help from your loved ones. Not only will it make cleaning more efficient, but it’s 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 →

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 →

Elegant Haircut Ideas for Senior Women

With the holidays coming up soon, you may be looking for a way to look your best for the family celebrations ahead. Too often, senior women get stuck in a pattern with the same hairstyle every time without trying something new – but there are plenty of elegant, sophisticated looks that you can try today! Here are some of our favorite hairstyle requests from our Ashbridge Manor luxury salon. Spiked pixie. The pixie is a great style for any woman, but it’s especially elegant on Continue reading →

Snack Time: Healthy Snack Choices for Seniors

We all know the drill when it comes to healthy meals: choose plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. But when you’re hungry between meals, it can be tempting to grab the quick and easy processed snacks, especially when they’re more convenient for your senior lifestyle. But it’s still important to make healthy choices between meals. Snacks can be an important part of your diet, especially if you have blood sugar issues that require regular snacks to keep your energy balanced. It’s Continue reading →

Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp

As we age, many of us fear mental decline, especially that stereotypical forgetfulness that we see in movies and television shows. While Alzheimer’s and dementia are conditions that older people experience, it doesn’t have to be that way for every senior. The trick is doing activities every day that not only keep our minds sharp, but that also help us feel younger and more energetic. Reading and writing. Last time, we talked about the value of reading for keeping dementia at bay. Reading can be Continue reading →