Senior Resource

I recently picked up a newsletter from the Erie County Department of Senior Services called “NY Connects”.  The newsletter is a trusted, independent source of information and assistance that can help you make informed decisions for long term care and other services....

SKILLED NURSING CARE: 5 MYTHS AND FACTS

MYTH: TOO MANY MEDICATIONS ARE GIVEN TO PATIENTS                                                                                                                                                     FACT: A patient’s quality of care involves properly treating them with...

LONGEVITY

Longevity According to Mather LifeWays, a leading researcher on aging, a 23-year study of older adults who reported more positive self-perceptions of aging lived 7.5 years longer than older adults with more negative self-perceptions of aging. Additional research...

What is a Living Will, POA, a Durable POA?

WHAT IS A LIVING WILL, POA, AND DURABLE POA? There are so many legal papers and terms to know these days that it becomes a bit confusing. What is the difference between a power of attorney and a durable power of attorney? Do I need a living will? And what is that?...

The Benefits of Volunteering to Seniors

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING TO SENIORS The benefits of volunteering to seniors are endless.  With many government and non-profit agencies and groups in every community there are many ways senior citizens can make positive and important use of their time with many...

QUOTE OF THE DAY…

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” …MARK TWAIN…                                                                                        ...
Quote of the day…

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?

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 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...