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 →

Healthy Workouts for Seniors

Everyone needs exercise, and as we age, staying physically active improves our overall health. Better muscle strength and flexibility helps prevent falls and keeps your spine supported, and increased blood flow helps organs work more efficiently. Many seniors think that their mobility issues or health conditions prevent them from working out. But there are plenty of healthy exercises that can keep you in great shape so you can stay active. Always speak with your doctor before starting any new exercise program to see if they Continue reading →

Indoor Gardening Tips for Small Spaces

Gardening is a healthy and rewarding hobby, especially for seniors. It keeps you active as you care for your growing plants, and the end result is beautiful flowers, attractive foliage, or healthy vegetables. If you love gardening but don’t have space outdoors, an indoor garden can be the perfect solution. Here are a few tips that can help you make your indoor garden a success. Choose the right space. Plants need light, so an indoor garden should be located near a window, if possible. If Continue reading →

Downsizing Made Easy

As we get older, most of us find that the big family house no longer suits our lifestyle. Too much space and too many possessions just mean more work maintaining everything, which can even cause stress. Whether you’re transitioning to a senior living apartment or moving into a smaller house, you can simplify your life by downsizing, and these helpful tips can make it a lot easier. Give yourself plenty of time. There’s usually no reason to rush into downsizing. Going through all your possessions Continue reading →
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