Winter’s snow and ice makes it an especially dangerous time for seniors due to the increased risk of falling. Snow and ice on untreated walkways, parking lots and stairs result in uneven and slippery walking surfaces. This significantly increases the risk of falling – especially for seniors.
Health goals are a common theme for New Year’s resolutions, and it is important as we age to take a serious look at our health. Tai Chi is a popular activity for seniors who are looking for an enjoyable activity that provides both mental and physical health benefits.
Every holiday season families come together from near and far. We gather around the table to enjoy a meal with our loved ones, make memories and reminisce about days gone by.
Coming up with an interesting and delicious menu can be stressful and time consuming. Elderwood Dining Services Director Daryl Cronk is helping alleviate some of that stress by sharing his signature recipes for a holiday feast that’s sure to delight.
After decades of participating in the democratic process, the votes of our senior population are no less important today than they were when they were just 18 years-old.
It’s time to say hello to crisp autumn evenings! Elderwood’s Regional Dining Service Manager Daryl Cronk shares his recipe for Roasted Poblano Chicken Corn Chowder.
If you’ve noticed concerning driving behavior from your aging parent or loved one, you may be wondering if it’s time to considering taking away their car keys.
So it’s time to leave the hospital – what’s next? Many patients recovering from illness, injury, or a surgical procedure are ready to be discharged from a hospital (acute care) but are not ready to return home. Some patients may need more carefully supervised rehabilitation, while others may lack the support system at home that they need to fully recover.
Fall is a big time for tailgating or catching your favorite team in the comfort of your own living room. This season why not switch up the usual chips and dips for a savory and sweet appetizer that’s easy to make, and even more fun to eat.
Depression is common in the elderly, but it’s often hard to recognize. Caregivers may miss the signs of depression or mistake them for side effects from medications and illness. A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that approximately 7 million adults over the age of 65 suffer from depression.
As we age, social engagement and activities are just as important, if not more important, as when we were younger.
“Activity engagement is important for seniors because it gives them a purpose,” said Ashley Weiser, director of activities with Elderwood, a leading provider of senior care services.