The sense of isolation among seniors is always magnified during the winter months.   It’s cold, it’s dark, and people tend to stay indoors more.  As such, the elderly are generally impacted the most with this. So how do we help?  Thankfully it needn’t be too difficult or cumbersome.  In fact, it can be just as…

According to recent news from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), the figure for those needing Alzheimer’s care has doubled in the last two decades.  Over the next few decades, it is anticipated that this figure will nearly triple in size.  As a response to that, memory care providers are in the…

Earlier this month the country “sprung forward” with its clock jumping ahead an hour.  For most people the impact of this is minimal but for those caring for children or elderly, it can be rough.  According to an article in Aging Care by Anne-Marie Botek, this time shift can really impact the elderly in a…

“A Matter of Balance” is an 8-week program produced by the National Council on Aging. According to the NCOA, this program acknowledges the risk of falling while emphasizing practical coping strategies to reduce this fear. This is achieved through the following methods: Promoting a view of falls and fear of falling as controllable—Studies show that…

Parkour is an acrobatic sport that uses the environment as an obstacle course. It’s a sport that requires a lot of running, jumping and flipping. Traditional parkour participants are young, but in some Parkour gyms that’s about to change. Parkour Generations America is a national organization that offers classes aimed at adults ages 50 and…

In addition to exercising and eating well, here are some surprising ways to improve heart health: 1. Take care of your teeth: Scientists have discovered a link between healthy teeth and a healthy heart. There’s evidence that the same bacteria that causes gum infections and periodontitis have been found within the atherosclerotic plaques in the…

A New York-based technology center is helping seniors harness the power of computers and smartphones to live independently and be part of a global community. OATS, Older Adults Technology Services, has partnered with over 70 organizations to provide technology training to older adults. Partnering organizations include the City of New York, the New York Public…

Good news for seniors who enjoy traveling but find the logistics overwhelming: senior tours can provide a solution. Senior tours are designed for people over the age of 60. They feature day trips with smaller groups, greater flexibility, a leisurely pace and comfortable accommodations. For seniors with some health issues, these tours may be ideal….

Did you know that swimming may be the ideal form of exercise for the elderly? Swimming has many recognized health benefits and can lead to improved heart health, reduced risk of osteoporosis, increased flexibility, and improved muscle strength. Because swimming is a low impact activity, seniors can gain strength without risking injury. Many other forms…

In New York, the Arts & Minds program has partnered with three New York museums– the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Historical Society and the Studio Museum in Harlem– to support people with Alzheimer’s. This program invites elderly people with memory disorders and their caregivers to attend weekly art exhibits at museums. “We know…

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