Settling into a senior living community can be an emotional time—it’s a new environment filled with new faces and new activities. That’s a whole lot of new. No matter your age, you might feel a little anxious, sad, or awkward being the “new kid,” but it’s also important to remember that change can be exciting. Think about the many possibilities for new adventures and friends, think about the ease of a maintenance-free lifestyle, think about how safe you’ll feel in a secure environment.
It’s been a bone-chilling winter here in the Midwest, with average temperatures well below zero. Extreme cold can pose serious threats, especially for seniors who account for more than half of cold-related injuries like frostbite. Take a look at our tips on how to keep your loved ones protected this winter season.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. While glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, many people don’t realize they have the disease until it is too late because glaucoma doesn’t show symptoms. Spreading awareness about the importance of regular vision will help more people receive treatment while the disease is still in its early stages.
With the New Year fast approaching, it’s a great time to think about some positive changes you can make in your lifestyle to keep healthy as you age. Many seniors believe that aging means you won’t feel as good as you used to, but adopting healthier habits will help you transition to new stages of life while remaining happy and healthy.
For many, the decision to move into senior living isn’t an easy one. It’s normal for seniors to feel some reluctance about the perceived loss of independence and anxiety about leaving behind the beloved familiarity of a longtime home. However, there is a great deal that family members can do to help ease a loved one’s transition to a senior living community.