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Gratitude

Did you know that gratitude can improve your health? According to research, expressing gratitude has been linked with an overall improved sense of well being. Expressing gratitude isn’t just for Thanksgiving – it is a practice that can be incorporated into every day.  For seniors, expressing gratitude is an important part of maintaining mental health. […]

By |November 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gratitude

Managing Diabetes for Seniors

For many seniors, managing diabetes during the holidays can be challenging. Changes in eating habits from holiday parties or overindulging in sweets can cause increases in blood sugar. It is important for seniors to talk to their doctor and plan on how to manage diabetes during the holiday. The following are some ways that caregivers […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Managing Diabetes for Seniors

Happy Sweetest Day!

Sweetest Day is a national holiday celebrated October 20th. This holiday is a special time to show the important people in your life that you care! This holiday has an interesting beginning. According to Hallmark, this holiday was created by a candy maker in Cleveland Ohio named Herbert Birch Kingston. This candy maker wanted to […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Sweetest Day!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It is especially important to spread awareness among seniors about the importance of routine breast cancer screenings. According to the Mayo Clinic, early breast cancer detection is the best way to improve long-term prognosis.  It is important that senior women and men understand their individual risks for breast cancer and what screening tests are important […]

By |October 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Healthy Age Month

This month is Healthy Aging month; a time to inspire seniors to take new steps towards health every day. Health includes all dimensions of a person – mind, body, and spirit!  As you age, it is important to take small steps every day to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Caregivers and seniors can take healthy steps […]

By |September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Healthy Age Month

Yoga for Every Age

September is National Yoga Awareness month. According to Harvard Health Publishing, practicing yoga has many benefits for people of all ages. Yoga focuses on breath controlled exercises and a series of stretching that is followed by a resting period. Yoga increases awareness, improves respiration, encourages mindful eating, and enhances fitness.  Yoga can be adapted to […]

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Art for Every Age

Engaging in the creative process by participating in the arts can benefit the mind and body.  The process of reflection and creating allows the person to express themselves in a unique way. Art can be especially therapeutic for persons with disabilities to increase self-awareness, develop interpersonal skills and reduce stress. Persons with disabilities can especially […]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Art for Every Age

Friendships and Health

As we age, many factors can inhibit seniors from maintaining social networks. Becoming home-bound, difficulty with transportation and fear of falls can prevent seniors from attending social events which may contribute to isolation, depression and loneliness. A study published in the Industrial Psychiatry Journal found that seniors that engage in social activities in their aging […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Friendships and Health

National Dance Day

July 28th is National Dance Day! Established in 2010 by Dizzy Feet Foundation, National Dance Day is a celebration dedicated to encouraging Americans of all ages to enjoy dance. Seniors especially can enjoy the many health benefits of adding dance to their daily routine. A study published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity […]

By |July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Dance Day

Travel Tips for Americans with Disabilities

For many people with disabilities, traveling can be challenging. As Americans strive to create accessible spaces, there is growing awareness of the need for accommodations to help make travel available to everyone. To plan a vacation this summer, the following are some travel tips to help ensure safe and easy travel for those with disabilities.

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By |July 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Travel Tips for Americans with Disabilities