Is It Time For Your Loved One To Stop Driving?

Telling a loved one they should stop driving can be difficult. While today's seniors are keeping their licenses longer, unfortunately, statistics show that fatal crashes increase considerably after age 70 and reach their peak among drivers 85 and older. For many seniors driving serves as a form of independence, and taking away this freedom can [...]

By |2019-11-05T18:55:22-05:00November 5th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

People 65 Years & Older & Influenza

The following information is from CDC.gov It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because human immune defenses become weaker with age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and [...]

By |2019-10-08T15:15:27-05:00October 8th, 2019|CDC Re-Blog, Health|0 Comments

Reasons To Exercise With Aging Parents

Watching your parents age isn't easy. Many seniors struggle with disease, mobility, strength, and even the ability to perform regular daily tasks. By including your loved one in exercise, you're actively encouraging a positive aging process that influences the body, mind, and spirit.   Exercise Supports Joints & Mobility Weightlifting, yoga, and other forms of [...]

By |2019-08-28T10:21:53-05:00August 28th, 2019|Health, Heart Month|0 Comments

Wearable Technology for Health & Wellbeing

Technology is making it easier to track health and wellbeing with wearable tech! Wearable tech can be a game changer for seniors managing health issues or family caregivers wanting to ensure their loved one is keeping up with their health. Wearable tech can monitor blood pressure, heart health, posture, and soon even hydration! Some seniors [...]

By |2019-08-27T15:12:38-05:00August 27th, 2019|Caregivers, Health, Heart Month, Stroke|0 Comments

NEAT Tools To Improve Your Health

NEAT stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis.  Essentially, NEAT is everything we do that is not sleeping, eating, or sports-like exercise. The Mayo Clinic reports that NEAT plays a very important role in overall health. NEAT plays such a large role, that Mayo believes it may help explain the obesity epidemic. Experts recommend the following strategies [...]

By |2019-07-31T16:59:06-05:00July 31st, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

How To Stay Strong While Caregiving

Staying strong as a caregiver can feel impossible. Whether you are a full time or part time caregiver, the process is both physically and emotionally draining. We gathered tips from different caregivers and put together the top ten ideas for you to consider. 1) Attend Caregiver Support Group Caregiver support groups can offer you affirmation, [...]

By |2019-07-30T15:51:22-05:00July 30th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

Happiness in Later Years

Many seniors feel like their best years are behind them. However, thriving in later years is possible! A study by University College in London revealed, "that happy seniors had less trouble getting up, dressing, or taking a shower, as opposed to unhappy seniors who were twice as likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and [...]

By |2019-07-22T14:38:59-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Health|0 Comments

Why The Elderly Are More Affected By The Heat

According to the Mayo Clinic, as we age our thirst senses become less acute and our body's fluid reserve becomes smaller. These issues are then compounded by diabetes, dementia, and certain medications. From 1999-2009, roughly 40 percent of all heat-related deaths in the U.S. were adults over 65 years old. It is critical for caregivers [...]

By |2019-06-19T12:00:19-05:00June 19th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

Summer Activities for Seniors

Beat the heat and stay active this summer with our short list of simple indoor and outdoor activities. Reconnecting with hobbies and creating new routines are sure ways to increase overall health and happiness. It is easy for seniors to get into a rut and stay indoors. Take advantage of cool mornings, free local activities, [...]

By |2019-06-13T13:53:33-05:00June 13th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments