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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 →

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 →

Finding Support as a Caregiver for Seniors

Whether they live at home or in a senior living facility, many seniors need caregivers to help support them as they maintain independent lifestyles. Being a caregiver can be extremely rewarding, but there are times when it can also be challenging. If you’re a caregiver for a senior, it’s important to have a support system that can help you. Stress can happen quickly as a caregiver for a loved one and can result in depression, fatigue, social isolation, and even financial strain. Even if you Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

Caring for the Caregivers: Tips for People Caring for Seniors

In many families, the responsibility for senior care falls on children or other family members. When a senior parent or other person in your family has medical issues or dementia, caregiving can be a round-the-clock job. With all the focus on caring for the senior, it can seem that there is little time to stay healthy and take care of yourself.  However, self-care is crucial for caregivers. Caregiving demands time, effort, and emotions that can sometimes cause stress. While you’re focused on your loved one’s Continue reading →