February is American Heart Month

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer. Studies show that people who join forces stand a better chance of staying motivated. Feeling connected with others and having close Read more…

Tai Chi for Seniors

Are you looking for a low impact way to stay active? Tai chi might be the answer. Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise characterized by slow, measured movements and deep breathing. Tia Chi movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, Read more…

Icy Feet

Cold feet don’t always mean getting nervous for an event. Some people literally have icy, cold feet. Feet that feel cold to them or cold to the touch, or even both. Are cold feet a product of the environment or an underlying health concern? Here are a few possible culprits Read more…

Tips on Sleeping Well

When it comes to sleeping, knowing what to do leads to one being alert and well-rested. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one third of adults living in the U.S. do not get the recommended amount of nightly sleep. Diabetes, obesity, changes in mental health, and cardiovascular Read more…

Benefits of Social Circles

Good friends have always been golden, and as we age, those friendships may become even more important. Friends aren’t just for social activities and glitz of life. They can also improve health, boost sense of well-being, and even help us to live longer. Research has shown that seniors who maintain Read more…

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and a good time to have your blood cholesterol checked.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 102 million American adults have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dl, which is above healthy levels. Cholesterol is a waxy Read more…

Fun Activities for Alzheimer’s

The onset of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can lead to seniors withdrawing from activities, family, and friends. It is important to maintain these interests and relationships as they reduce the effects of memory impairment, leading to a better quality of life. Below are some activities that help stimulate people with Read more…