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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →