Elderwood Blog

Loss of appetite during COVID? Here’s how to make food fun again.

Older adults have been greatly impacted by COVID-19. A Census Bureau study reported that 46% of adults ages 65 and older said that worry and stress related to coronavirus has had a negative impact on their mental health, and more specifically 1 in 4 seniors reported experiencing anxiety or depression.

Why should families discuss end of life care?

Thinking about end of life care, and the decisions you would like to have made if faced with a medical emergency are not necessarily on top of anyone’s to-do list. This is, of course, a difficult subject to consider and may be even harder to discuss with family, but it’s important for everyone.

5 Fun Summer Activities Seniors Can Enjoy

It’s summertime and the living’s easy – and since the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it’s a great time to try out some new activities or get back into seasonal hobbies and there are some summer activities that are ageless – here are five that seniors can continue to enjoy:

Healthy Street Taco Recipe

Elderwood Regional Director of Dining Services Daryl Cronk has prepared a fun healthy recipe that is a fun activity for the whole family to prepare. Take a stay-cation with this Healthy Street Taco recipe that will transport you to the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico.

How to Help Children Understand a Loved One’s Memory Loss

With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, families across the country are faced with the difficult challenge of explaining the illness and how it impacts those we love to their children. Navigating a conversation that informs children about memory loss and behavioral changes can help create a supportive atmosphere for the child and a loved one living with memory impairment.