How Seniors Can Manage COVID-19 Stress & Anxiety

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How Seniors Can Manage COVID-19 Stress & Anxiety

By madwire / June 11, 2020

In times of uncertainty, it’s natural for almost everyone to experience some kind of stress or anxiety. It’s no wonder then that the current climate of COVID-19 has shown at-risk populations, including older adults and senior citizens, to have some of the highest levels of worry and distress. Although these sentiments are valid, they don’t…

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Home Safety Tips For Loved Ones With Dementia

By madwire / June 11, 2020

When caring for an individual who has Alzheimer’s, there are many precautionary measures that may be implemented to ensure their personal safety. If you currently live with a loved one who struggles from dementia, it’s crucial that you take proactive steps to minimize their risk of injury or other complications. Home safety is one of…

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Common Questions About Assisted Living, Answered

By madwire / March 4, 2020

As we go through the natural aging process, sometimes we need a little help. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain from assisted living, especially for older adults who may be dealing with dementia or other age-related conditions. However, making the decision to move into an assisted living facility is not an easy task.…

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What a Balanced Exercise Plan Looks Like for Seniors

By madwire / September 30, 2018

Most of us know that staying active can help us live longer, healthier lives. But once you get older and your body doesn’t hop out of bed pain-free, how do you stay active? In our last blog, we discussed several misconceptions that keep people from rewarding, active lifestyles, but once you’re ready to be active,…

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Don’t Be Tricked By These Misconceptions About Aging and Fitness!

By madwire / September 20, 2018

A majority of people tend to become more sedentary as they get on in years. This happens for many different reasons, including pain, weight, health, and fear of falling. Some people believe that exercise simply isn’t for them. However, exercise actually becomes more and more important the older you get. It not only can boost…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Bringing Kids and Pets to Visit Assisted Living Residents

By madwire / September 10, 2018

There is a reason that senior living communities open their doors and arms to animal and children visitors — it makes the facility feel more like home! Many retirement community activities directors will schedule visits from local animal therapy groups and partner with local schools to host choir practice or let the drama students perform.…

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Signs of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

By madwire / August 30, 2018

As we get older, our bodies gave a bit more trouble absorbing vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Additionally, it can become more and more difficult to manage grocery shopping and cooking. As a result, it is quite common for many elderly people to have vitamin and mineral deficiencies right when their bodies need proper nourishing…

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What Does Healthy Eating Look Like for the Elderly?

By madwire / August 15, 2018

Eating is a social activity that plays an extremely important role in your health. As you get older, your eating habits will need to change. Your appetite will probably change anyway; it’s common for the appetite to decrease as we get older. It can also become more difficult to purchase and prepare healthy foods, which…

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Health Considerations for Older Adults

By madwire / August 5, 2018

Eating well always makes life better, and it’s important no matter what age you are. At The Heritage, we keep the dietary needs of our community members front-and-center. Getting older usually does include a variety of health issues, and by making good diet choices, you can mitigate discomfort and other troubles. Though we have dietary…

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Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 3

By madwire / July 15, 2018

Summer starts on June 21st, and temperatures can get plenty hot here in New Jersey. We’re also in a pretty humid location, which can make the heat even more oppressive. The thing is, getting outside is great for everyone. The fresh air and sunshine can make all the difference for the elderly, and at The…

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