Golf Month is nationally recognized every August! What better way to stay active, socialize with friends and get some fresh air and sunshine than playing a round of golf? Enjoy National Golf Month by getting out on the links.… Read More
Whole body well-being can be achieved! We have all heard the mantra “exercise is good for you,” but how many of us truly realize the whole body impact that exercise can have, especially as we age? By exercising regularly, seniors can reap great benefits in all aspects of their lives, including improved memory and cognitive functions, increased social interaction, higher self-esteem, greater physical strength, and a longer, more fulfilling life. Below are some of the ways that exercise can benefit seniors specifically, and a few of them may surprise you. … Read More
Independent living is more preferred by seniors who need to make changes to their residency. Not long ago, a “retirement village” was often synonymous with nursing home – a place where seniors would go when they could no longer care for themselves or live independently. Well, the times have changed, and today’s “retirement villages” have a new name and a much broader scope of offerings.… Read More
Mani-Pedi anyone? Hands; the unsung hero of daily accomplishments. Our hands are the most over utilized and often under-appreciated tool in our body’s arsenal. For seniors that can mean years of constant usage with little or no upkeep. Our hands are icebreakers (in a metaphorical and literal sense). Due to our hands constant usage, it’s not uncommon for the skin on our hands to be coarse or dry, and the nails to be chipped or jagged. Seniors can rejuvenate their hands or feet with a manicure or pedicure. … Read More
Brain games sound like fun, and they are, while shaping up memory processes. As we age, our brains change. At age 60 our brains process and interpret information two to three times slower than when we were 20. This means the information that we can remember is two to three times more obscure and difficult to recall, according to Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., a professor in the Keck Center for Integrative Neurosciences at the University of California at San Francisco. By the time we reach age 80, our memory intake could be five to eight times slower.