The Benefits of Reading Aloud Activities for the Elderly

01/19/2018 Julia Chubarova Comments

Most people have fond memories of reading to their children and grandchildren. Reading aloud promotes bonding and is an enjoyable activity for the reader as well as the audience, and will provide a topic of conversation, stimulate imagination and creativity, and improve mood. The next time you visit your loved one in the senior living Read more

Tasty and Healthy Food for Seniors This Winter

01/10/2018 Julia Chubarova Comments

It is always important to nourish your body, but especially during winter months when we are more susceptible to colds and the flu. Senior health often dictates certain dietary restrictions or requirements, and your doctor can advise you on what your body needs (or must avoid). Residents of independent living communities typically plan their own Read more

How to Find Your Sense of Purpose

12/20/2017 Julia Chubarova Comments

Living a full life exposes us to many events – taking care of a family and home, having a career. These are sometimes challenging events, but also usually very fulfilling, and when we move on to an independent senior living community, there is an empty space where all of those personal responsibilities used to be. Read more

What It Means to Be a Senior – Is Life Just Beginning?

12/13/2017 Julia Chubarova Comments

It’s 6 am, and the alarm is ringing, slowly at first, but faster and louder with each second that passes. I hit the snooze button, quickly doing a mental scan of my closet to choose today’s work outfit, and trying to remember if I have any meetings today. And then I remember. No meetings. A Read more

Payment Structure of the Senior Community

11/30/2017 Julia Chubarova Comments

After spending a lifetime taking care of a family and working hard, many seniors look forward to living in a senior community and enjoying a comfortable retirement. To many, this is a dream come true – a permanent vacation, full of leisurely activities and relaxation. Most senior living communities offer amenities such as health clubs, Read more

Is Long-Term Insurance Right For You?

11/16/2017 Julia Chubarova Comments

Although most of us don’t think we will ever end up in a nursing home, the fact is that 40 percent of the elderly will stay in a nursing home at least once, and at least 10% will stay for at least five years, according to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Long-term Read more

What Should Seniors Know about High Blood Pressure?

11/02/2017 Julia Chubarova Comments

It is important to have your blood pressure measured regularly.  Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as it circulates through the body and is measured in millimeters of mercury, shown as 120/80 (this is read as 120 over 80.) How is blood pressure measured? Blood pressure Read more

Best Tips for Strengthening a Senior’s Immune System

10/19/2017 Julia Chubarova Comments

The body’s immune system helps provide protection from substances that are foreign to the body or harmful, such as toxins, viruses, bacteria, cancer cells, or blood or tissues from another person you’ve come into contact with. The job of the immune system is to create cells and antibodies to destroy the foreign and harmful substances Read more

How Senior Living Communities Help Maintain an Active Social Life

10/10/2017 Julia Chubarova Comments

An active, social lifestyle is good for the body and mind, and it promotes longevity. Physically active seniors have lower rates of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and some cancers. A 2008 study by the Harvard School of Public Health, found evidence that older adults in the U.S. who have an active social Read more

Elderly Loneliness: How to Help Your Loved One?

10/04/2017 Julia Chubarova Comments

All over the world, seniors are living in isolation and feeling as though they are completely alone. Loneliness affects the well-being of seniors significantly. Friends, family, and caregivers should be aware of the potential effects of extreme solitude and take steps to protect your loved one from elderly loneliness. Moving seniors into an independent living Read more