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We hope you enjoy this resource about tips and guidance for seniors and their families for their journey, ideas for living actively and well and insights into living at Ecumenical. Visit often as we share information regularly. And feel free to comment on any that interest you most.
How seniors benefit from moving into an active and social lifestyle retirement community
There’s a common misconception about retirement that suggests seniors living in retirement communities are often leading sedentary lives. And while it is true that some seniors may no longer have the same mobility they did in younger years due to illness, injury or other difficulties that come with aging, seniors can still have an active…Continue Reading
Health and safety tips for retirement community seniors during the summer months
As we approach the official start of the summer season, it’s natural to want to head outside and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. But spending more time outdoors can have harmful consequences for retirement community seniors if they don’t take proper precautions to protect themselves. From what to do during a heatwave to how…Continue Reading
How retirement homes can help residents manage the effects and possible prevention of arthritis
Arthritis is an ailment that affects many seniors as they age. In the U.S. alone, twenty-three percent of all adults – over fifty four million people – suffer from arthritis, according to the CDC. And although arthritis is common, having it does not mean missing out on a full senior living experience. For seniors in…Continue Reading
Depression shouldn’t be part of senior living—support is available
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says that about 6.5 million people—nearly one in five—of the 35 million Americans age 65 or older deal with depression. While depression can strike at any age, many seniors are first afflicted in their 80s or even 90s. According to the NAMI, symptoms in seniors can differ from…Continue Reading
Restorative care—a promising alternative to nursing home care
After surgery for a broken hip, Mary was by no means ready to return to her home, even with her children regularly visiting and helping. She was weak, in pain and required physical therapy before she could even think of resuming her formerly active schedule. Her family was looking into nursing home care until her…Continue Reading
Dealing with insomnia as you age should not be taken lightly
Sleep problems can plague healthy people at any stage of their lives, but they’re often prone to increased disruptions during their senior living years. That fact should not be minimized or taken lightly; sleep issues can lead to serious ailments if left unchecked. Depression, lack of attention, memory problems and nighttime falls are only some…Continue Reading
Joint problems don’t have to hinder independent senior living
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in American adults, according to the Arthritis Foundation, with at least 54 million people diagnosed with the condition. While a person of any age can experience arthritis, the likelihood increases with age, and it can occur in nearly all parts of the body.
How to manage your weight healthily on your own or at a senior living community
If you are like many people and trying to lose a few pounds, you might take comfort in knowing you have plenty of company. More than 100 million American—nearly half of those age 20 and over—try to lose weight each year.
Managing cholesterol in retirement is vital: senior living communities can help
September is National Cholesterol Education Month, which reminds us to be attentive to our cholesterol levels. One of the best measures that seniors can take to safeguard against heart disease is monitoring these levels. With increased age, the risk of heart disease grows, particularly if cholesterol is high or other risk factors are present: elevated…Continue Reading
Maintaining balance helps prevent dangerous falls for seniors—at home or in a retirement community
The leading cause of injury, both non-fatal and fatal, to seniors is: Strokes Falls Heart attacks Car accidents If you selected “b,” you might already know how common falls are and how dangerous they can be to older persons. One in four Americans age 65 or older—and one in two who are 80 or over—falls each…Continue Reading