New programs in England are paving the way for better health for seniors. One program involves a paradigm shift: instead of prescribing medication, medical practitioners can prescribe dance lessons, cooking clubs and art classes. Called “social prescriptions,” these funded programs are aimed at reducing loneliness among seniors. Another innovative program will allow postal workers from…

As technology evolves and becomes more sophisticated, it can be leveraged to help seniors who are experiencing a health crisis. Specific programs can record the movements of the elderly, providing details such as eating and sleeping patterns. This information can be used to alert caregivers to physical or cognitive changes. These programs, which can be…

The title of world’s oldest person is a very prestigious one and reports this week there may be some conflict over this. This shouldn’t be a surprise – record keeping a hundred-plus years ago wasn’t what it is today. We’re talking about around the year 1900 – a year when The Wonderful Wizard of Oz…

According to new research, seniors may benefit from joining a choir. Singing together is an inexpensive, uplifting activity that has proven social benefits. Researchers at the University of California collaborated with the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services and the San Francisco Community Music Center to study the effects joining a choir had…

Heart warming story from Houston on program that delivers Thanksgiving meals to homebound elders. This is incredibly special and would make the recipients feel wonderful. Thanksgiving is a time of year to look back and reflect. What are you thankful for? On behalf of everyone here at Dry Harbor, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

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