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Outdoor Winter Safety for Seniors

When the weather is cold, icy, and snowy outside, it’s tempting to just forego all your outdoor activities and stay inside. But staying active is important for a healthy senior lifestyle, so there are some aspects of winter weather that we just can’t avoid when shopping or visiting friends or family. But you can be sure that you’ll stay safe in all kinds of winter weather with these easy tips for seniors below. Layer up. When it’s time to go outdoors, wear several layers of Continue reading →

Help Your Senior Set Realistic Resolutions in the New Year

New Year’s can be a hard time for seniors. Not only is it winter and more often than not, they are stuck inside from the cold, but it’s also a reminder of another year gone. However, it’s also a good time to think on the positive side and help your elderly loved ones set their own resolutions to empower themselves to lead a healthy, more active, and enhanced lifestyle.  Here is a list of some of the things that can help your senior have a Continue reading →

Tips & Activities to Overcoming the Winter Blues

As our Pennsylvania winters kick into full gear, the colder weather and shorter days of sunlight can leave us feeling tired and uninspired to complete even our normal daily activities. Seasonal depression, the winter blues, whatever you want to call it, affects many of us, especially senior citizens who cannot get out as much as they like. Here are some tips to beat the winter blues: Reminisce. When possible, have family and friends over for a visit. Bring out photo albums, family videos, or sentimental Continue reading →

Stay Fit Indoors with Winter Exercises for Seniors

  As colder months approach, some people give up their favorite exercise because it’s traditionally done indoors. For seniors, spending the whole winter in a sedentary lifestyle can be damaging to their health. Luckily, there are several exercises that are appropriate for indoors, giving you a year-round opportunity to stay fit and healthy.  Always check with your doctor to be sure it’s appropriate for you before starting any new exercise. Some examples of good indoor exercise activities include: Exercises for balance. Simple exercises that promote Continue reading →

Holiday Shopping – Online Buying Tips for Seniors

  It’s the holiday shopping season again, and online shopping is by far the most convenient way for seniors to buy all the gifts they need for family and friends. Staying safe while shopping online is extremely important to ensure that you keep your personal and financial information safe. These tips can help you have a safe holiday shopping season online. Choose stores you’re familiar with. Major retailers have secure online shopping websites that are easy to navigate. If you’ve never heard of a store Continue reading →

Elegant Haircut Ideas for Senior Women

With the holidays coming up soon, you may be looking for a way to look your best for the family celebrations ahead. Too often, senior women get stuck in a pattern with the same hairstyle every time without trying something new – but there are plenty of elegant, sophisticated looks that you can try today! Here are some of our favorite hairstyle requests from our Ashbridge Manor luxury salon. Spiked pixie. The pixie is a great style for any woman, but it’s especially elegant on Continue reading →

Snack Time: Healthy Snack Choices for Seniors

We all know the drill when it comes to healthy meals: choose plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. But when you’re hungry between meals, it can be tempting to grab the quick and easy processed snacks, especially when they’re more convenient for your senior lifestyle. But it’s still important to make healthy choices between meals. Snacks can be an important part of your diet, especially if you have blood sugar issues that require regular snacks to keep your energy balanced. It’s Continue reading →

How Physical Therapy Benefits Seniors

  Many of us live with pain and discomfort, especially as we move into our senior years. For many, chronic pain results in multiple drug prescriptions and sometimes even surgeries, which can both be problematic for older adults. Thankfully, many can experience relief through physical therapy treatment, especially seniors. At Ashbridge Manor Senior Living, we provide physical therapy services for residents of our senior apartments through our onsite therapy provider, AGEILITY Physical Therapy Solutions. AGEILITY specializes in personalized physical therapy care that helps you alleviate Continue reading →

Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp

As we age, many of us fear mental decline, especially that stereotypical forgetfulness that we see in movies and television shows. While Alzheimer’s and dementia are conditions that older people experience, it doesn’t have to be that way for every senior. The trick is doing activities every day that not only keep our minds sharp, but that also help us feel younger and more energetic. Reading and writing. Last time, we talked about the value of reading for keeping dementia at bay. Reading can be Continue reading →

Benefits of Reading for Seniors

If you’re one of the millions who love to curl up with a good book, there’s good news for you. Reading is more than just a relaxing hobby. It’s now been shown to have several benefits that can be especially important for seniors. Delayed Alzheimer’s and dementia. Here’s a benefit that shows how a lifelong love of reading can help improve your life as a senior. Scientific studies have shown that people in their 70s who have been reading for years build up more neuron Continue reading →