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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 →

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 →

Summer Safety for Seniors

The heat of summer is upon us, and it’s time to enjoy more relaxing days out in the sun. For seniors, summer fun means taking extra care to avoid overheating, since older adults are more susceptible to heat-related problems than younger people. Thankfully, it’s easy to enjoy the summer sun by remembering just a few tips for staying safe for your active senior lifestyle. Drink plenty of water. It’s easy to get distracted with all the summer fun and forget to drink enough water to Continue reading →

Fun Outdoor Activities for Seniors

With the warmer seasons upon us, it’s time to spend more time outdoors. For seniors, outdoor activities can be both fun and healthy, but it’s important to choose activities that are safe for you. Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities for seniors that just about anyone can try. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise activities to ensure that they are safe for you. Nature walks. Walking is healthy for most people, and the best part is that Continue reading →

Why Exercise is So Important for Seniors

We’ve heard it many times – that a good diet, exercise, and plenty of sleep are all important for good health. And as we enter the holiday season, it’s important to keep up all those healthy habits. But what is the real importance of exercise for seniors? We’ve put together some of the most important benefits of exercise for people over age 65.   Lowered disease risk. As we age, the risk of acquiring medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes increase. Continue reading →

Fun Socially Distanced Activities for Seniors

To slow the spread of COVID-19, most communities are implementing preventative measures like social distancing and wearing face masks. While it’s especially important to keep seniors safe, physical distancing can be difficult for seniors who may feel isolated since they can’t visit family the way they used to. For seniors, it’s important to stay active to stay positive, and fortunately, there are still plenty of fun activities seniors can do to stay connected with others, whether through their senior living facility activities program or in Continue reading →