Each year, the festive and busy winter holidays quickly give way to long cold nights and often, gray days. Winter in the Northeast can be tough for even the heartiest among us, but it can be even tougher for the elderly.
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.
At the holidays, what do you give that special someone who has given so much to you? Finding that special gift for an aging parent, grandparent or even a cherished friend or neighbor can be challenging enough, but it can become even more complicated when they live in a senior care community such as an assisted living facility or even a skilled nursing facility.
Navigating the world of senior living options, whether for yourself or a family member, can be daunting and confusing. With a range of terms used to describe senior living options including independent living, assisted living, and nursing homes, it can be difficult to understand the differences between each level of care or housing option.
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.
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.