Quote of the day…

” Middle age is when you still believe                     you’ll feel better in the morning “                                                         … Bob Hope  ...

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN A SENIOR COMMUNITY?

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN A SENIOR COMMUNITY? I have been asked many questions over the past few years.  “what is life like in a senior community”?  “Do ‘they’ have to live with a roommate”?  Or I’ve heard “It wouldn’t feel like home”.  Well, living in a senior...

PURPLE ISN’T JUST PRETTY IT’S GOOD FOR YOU TOO!

PURPLE PRODUCE ISN’T JUST PRETTY IT’S HEALTHY TOO!   According to a recent article in News Week, purple and blue-hued plant foods are among the most concentrated sources of anthocyanins of any plant-based pick. What do anthocyanins do?  A lot!  Anthocyanins fight...

Tai Chi helps with balance

TAI CHI HELPS BALANCE Each year one third of all people over 65 will fall with many sustaining severe or even fatal injuries.  As we age balance becomes more important than ever. Mobility is both physical and mental.  In an effort to find ways to prevent falls among...

NON PROFIT SENIOR CARE ORGANIZATIONS VS. FOR PROFIT

The basic legal definition of non profit vs. for profit organizations is as follows:  Not for profits, such as Brothers of Mercy, keep their earnings within the organization to support programs and services for its beneficiaries; whereas a for profit organization...

HOW TO BUILD A SOCIAL LIFE AS A SENOR CITIZEN

As a senior citizen several life changes may contribute to a down sweep in your social life such as you may have lost friends and family, retirement can lend to social isolation and some physical impairment might have slowed you down.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t...

PLAYING GAMES ISN’T JUST KID STUFF

We all know that exercise is very important to be healthy but sometimes we forget to exercise our brain.  The old saying ‘use it or lose it’ stands true when it comes to our memory.  Researchers have found that playing many of our favorite board games will exercise...