Research studies keep confirming that having an active social life helps people of all ages, and especially those entering their senior years, to maintain good health and spirit. Oscar Ybarra, psychologist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, discovered that just 10 minutes of conversation each day with a friend helped strengthen the…

Given that people are living longer these days, certain issues will arise more than they did in the past when people died younger. One of these is dental care. As one ages it becomes increasingly important to make regular visits to the dentist for healthy teeth maintenance. This means every six months a cleaning and…

In a surprising find which turns today’s social attitudes about aging on its head, it seems that the happiest Americans are also the oldest. So rock stars and teenagers, move over. The real key to happiness is not youth, but age. How so? Well, it turns out that the stereotype of the lonely, homebound senior…

Had enough of plain old reading? This blog post is for you! In the short video clip below, Florida State Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) is recognized by the FHCA for her support of Florida’s long term care nurses during the 2016 legislative session. On behalf of all long term care nurses, Dry Harbor wishes to…

Just as summer brings special challenges to people growing older, so too does the winter season. There are several issues it is prudent to be aware of. Hopefully knowing ahead of time what to expect will reduce the chances of encountering any of the following problems. 1. Hypothermia The definition of hypothermia is what happens…

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