Tips for Seniors: Keeping Your Mind Active

  Dementia and impaired memory can be real concerns as we age. Like any organ, your brain is nourished by healthy habits each day, including special exercises that help keep your mind sharp. These efforts are particularly important for seniors, who may start to notice a decline in memory and alertness due to natural aging or the effects of medication. Eat well and stay hydrated. A healthy diet is a basis for a sharp mind. Eat a variety of healthy foods each day like fruits, Continue reading →

How to Tell When You’re Ready to Transition to a Senior Living Community

  If you’re over 65, you may be ready for retirement. For many, our dreams of retirement have been about an active, independent lifestyle, with less work, no hassle, and a full array of amenities right at your fingertips. If you think you’re ready for a new lifestyle that includes downsizing, here are few signs that you might be ready to transition to a senior living community like Ashbridge Manor. Homeownership no longer appeals to you. Taking care of a home can become more difficult Continue reading →

Staying Positive While Staying at Home

Most of us have closely followed the news about the COVID-19 outbreak. At times the news can seem overwhelming, but we are starting to see signs of the light at the end of the tunnel. There will be a time when the social distancing guidelines are lifted and we can get together with friends and family again. Because Pennsylvania is in a stay-at-home order until April 30, we still have a couple of weeks left to be cautious, and keeping a positive mindset is the Continue reading →

Healthy Habits for Seniors

  As seniors, we become more concerned about our health, because even a common cold can cause complications, especially for those of us with conditions like diabetes or asthma. We all developed some healthy habits as young people, but as we become seniors, it’s even more important to stick with these basic habits so we can stay healthy and independent well into our senior years. Today, we’ll give you a rundown of the basic tips for staying healthy. These will never replace your doctor’s advice, Continue reading →

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

  If you or one of your family members is a senior living independently, safety is a primary concern. While it may be too soon to consider moving to a senior assisted living facility, it’s important for seniors to take extra precautions for their health and safety. The first step is a safety assessment of the home, and here are some areas to consider as you make improvements.  General mobility. Take a fresh look at the ease of movement around the home to be sure Continue reading →

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Whether you’re transitioning into a senior assisted living facility, moving into a smaller house, or just want to get control of the clutter in your life, your senior years are the perfect time to downsize. Downsizing is challenging but it can also be empowering, clearing your house of possessions you don’t use and freeing up your time. After all, most possessions require some type of maintenance, so getting rid of things you don’t use means you’ll have more time to enjoy life. The task at Continue reading →

Planning for Your Retirement: Healthcare Expenses

There are many different stages of retirement planning. While most people think about the financial aspects of planning, your health is also an important consideration, because healthcare costs in your senior years may significantly affect your finances, especially when Medicare alone doesn’t cover those expenses, such as: Hearing aids/hearing devices. Medicare does not cover hearing aids, so you’ll need to do some planning in case hearing issues arise during retirement. Without insurance coverage, hearing devices can cost thousands of dollars. Dental/denture care. Dental care is Continue reading →

Safe Online Shopping Tips for Seniors

Our generation didn’t grow up using computers, but as seniors, many of us have embraced the convenience of the digital world through online shopping. There are no crowded malls, no fighting for a parking place, no heavy packages to carry, and a huge selection of just about anything you can imagine. There’s no doubt that online shopping has made the world more convenient, especially for those of us with limited mobility. However, staying safe online has become increasingly important for your privacy and financial security, Continue reading →

Feeling Young After 55 – Avoiding that Mid-Life Crisis

As we move into our senior years, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut, and that’s when mid-life crises happen. But with a positive mindset and a few simple tips, it’s easy to move past the crisis and feel young and energetic again. Stay physically active. A good exercise program doesn’t just mean going to the gym. Any exercise you can do to keep moving benefits your health, such as walking, yoga, gardening, swimming, or dancing. As long as you are moving, Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting time, filled with visits from friends and family and fun holiday meals, and this can mean we’re disrupted from our regular schedules. For seniors, disruption, even in a positive way, can be stressful, so it’s important to make your health a priority throughout the holiday season. We’ve put together a few tips that make it easy to stay healthy.  Stay hydrated. When your schedule is off, it’s easy to forget to drink water regularly, and you can become dehydrated. Adults Continue reading →