Senior Living Blog - Health & Wellness

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, in 2016, there were currently 20.4 million veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Roughly 2.5 million veterans served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly 6.8 million living service members from the Vietnam War era, 7.1 million from the Gulf War era, 1.6 million from the Korean War, and around 770,000 World War II veterans are still living. read more

Celebrating 80 Years of Life

Published October 16, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

The average yearly wages in 1938 was $1,730.00 and the cost of a gallon of gas was 10 cents. Early this June, family and friends from 10 different states and one foreign country made the journey to the Georgia mountains to celebrate an 80th birthday party for Lary, the mountain man. read more

Showing Respect for Your Elders

Published October 11, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

Respect your elders is a phrase that encompasses listening and valuing the wisdom and knowledge of those that have lived the longest and share their own lessons learned with younger family and friends. However, our society today reflects the older generation as frail, forgetful, and many times seniors are forgotten or estranged by their loved ones. Ageism, or discriminating a person by their age, is something that is prevalent today as well. read more

It's never too late to get a flu shot. And seniors are no exception. The height of the flu season generally continues through March each year. And this year the flu season has a record number of reported cases throughout the U.S. This article explains some of the symptoms, complications, and prevention of the flu, that common contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus that attacks the upper and lower respiratory tract. read more

Those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's often are reluctant to take their medicines. They may be confused, afraid, or feel that they are not in control of the situation. Yet, taking the recommended medicine on a consistent basis is important for maintaining optimal health. What are some tips to help give medicine to seniors so the process is easier and less stressful? read more

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