Senior Community

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Senior Foot Care for Comfort and Health

We have discussed how you can improve your health through the way you eat. Now lets look at the other end of the body – special senior feet! Our feet carry us around all day and help us balance. They are the end point for circulation before blood heads back up to the heart. The…

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Grandparent’s Day as a Senior Family Event Holiday

Let’s celebrate grandparent’s day as a senior family event holiday, bridging generations, enjoying family time.   Who Founded Grandparent’s Day? This national holiday, is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, each year. Credit for founding the holiday, goes to a special lady by the name of Marian McQuade, who passed away in 2008…

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Writers’ Workshops – A Favorite Senior Activity

In this article about writing as a senior activity: Why tell your story? Writing as a senior activity. Famous writers who made it in their senior years. Make your own writers group. Why Tell Your Story? Through writing as a senior activity, we can learn from the past and take lessons into the future. Writers…

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How to Ask for Help when it Hurts

Something has been feeling ‘a little sore’ for a little while. You are a senior who cares about your health, and now you wish you had some tips as to how to make the feelings more concrete so that you can do something about it. Here are those tips! Keep a Pain Journal In written…

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Managing with Pain Management – give Senior Health a Boost

Some seniors think that pain comes together with years, but this is does not have to be the case. The senior population should report pain as would anyone in any other age bracket.  Senior living should be a lovely and enriched experience. Seniors deserve it – so let’s not let pain move in! For some,…

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How To Get Better Sleep When You Experience Grief

This article was written exclusively for our Castle Living readers by our friend Sheila Olson of ‘FitSheila’ As our loved ones age and advance into their senior years, the reality of their mortality begins to sink in. Losing a loved one is never easy. Loss affects all aspects of your life, including sleep, and typically…

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Knowing the Facts About A Senior Living Community

When it comes time to investigate the options for senior living communities in New York, you begin by educating yourself. Learn all you can about senior living communities. Senior living communities in New York vary widely in terms of their amenities, living arrangements, facilities, locations, and reputations. Although you usually get what you pay for…

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The Costs of Living in a Senior Community

Senior communities differ from other types of living arrangements for several reasons. For one, the residents of a senior community have access to formal and informal events and activities that they would not have if they simply lived in a condominium. Second, a senior living community has facilities that not all condos and certainly not…

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