A recent study has indicated that elderly people (those over 65 and over) who own a dog will a) lead a less sedentary life and b) take more than 2,500 extra steps than their dog-ownerless peers. Given that the WHO recommended physical activity levels are at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity…

Doctors and other health professionals have come to the understanding in recent years that there are many different approaches to improving the health of the elderly. Seniors should continue to consult with traditional health care personnel, but in addition it is beneficial to explore some alternative practices known to improve health. One such practice is…

Many seniors do not know their rights. Those as young as 50 in some states might be entitled to various discounts and deals but just do not have the information on what these are. What people so often do not realize is that there is so much more to benefitting from age than early bird…

We all know how important a nutritious diet is to good health. For older people eating well can be a huge challenge for many reasons. There can be physical challenges to eating that hinder a balanced diet, such as wearing dentures, weak or shaking hands, the loss of the sense of smell which makes food…

Cincinnati’s local arts agency ArtsWave just provided a Catalyzing Impact grant to the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) for art programming. this will be put to use at Senior Centers in the region. The idea behind this is to offer those who have no access to it, arts and culture via various different programs….

As we get older the brain’s ability to recover from neurological damage diminishes, while memory and clear thinking can also fade. This negative process is not inevitable. Research has shown that there are things we can do to maintain our brain’s functions and keep our cognitive abilities humming along at a nice, respectable pace. In…

Historically – and in the present time – it has often been a challenge to get senior citizens out of their homes. There are various reasons for this: fear (perhaps of falling, due to past experiences) habit (they’ve stayed indoors so long they’ve gotten used to it lack of opportunity (a lot of their peers…

As the average longevity of the population continues to climb, so does the number of people living beyond that average. It is no longer unusual to know friends and relatives who seem to have easily managed to get to 90 years old and beyond. We are still wowed, however by people who get to 100,…

Young and old alike love a day at the beach. But until a recent study, it was not clear if visit to the beach was anything more than just fun. Now we know that going to the beach for the day has medicinal benefits for seniors as well as others. The researchers studied census data…

The 4th of July is a very special day on the American calendar. As such, there is no reason that anyone who wants to celebrate it should be prevented from doing so. Here at Dry Harbor, we work hard to make sure that this extends to the elderly. Sometimes, figuring out how to make it…

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