Try out these recipes in your diet to add some healthy meals to your routine. If you’re currently living in an assisted living community, make sure to request to have these recipes included in your diet! The New Year brings changes for the better, so make sure to stick to your resolutions!
Do you have difficulty drifting into a restful slumber? If you do, you are not alone. According to John Hopkins Medicine, “more than 60 million Americans suffer from poor sleep quality.” For a significant portion of older adults, sleep issues result in prescription medications. No one wants to add more to his or her medicinal intake if it is not 100% necessary. Fortunately, there are natural sleep aids that can benefit older adults in senior living.
“You’re only as old as you feel.” There is some truth behind this classic phrase. As we age, it can be easy to settle down and become sedentary. Whether it is due to pain, health problems, or balance issues, some seniors find themselves avoiding exercise altogether. As you age, being active can largely impact your health.
At HarborChase, our menus consist of chef-prepared meals, much like that of a fine restaurant. The difference between our meals and that of fine dining, is that we also strive to keep our residents’ dietary needs in mind. Being a senior with diabetes does not mean that you have to refrain from restaurant dining at all. In fact, if you order correctly, you may not even need to rely on medication to control your blood sugar. It is important to also consult with a doctor before removing medication from the equation. By minimizing your sugar intake and opting for healthier options, you can safely dine out with diabetes.
Topics: Health Habits
Gardening is a very accommodating activity, with proven health benefits, but it is often overlooked by comparison to other hobbies. Our diverse activity programs for seniors and our daily scheduled calendar includes gardening, as this healthy, and physically stimulating activity can be modified for each individual. At HarborChase, we aim for our residents to be happy, healthy, and stimulated daily.
At HarborChase, we strive to create a loving memory care community, where your loved one is cared for and respected extraordinarily for their uniqueness, strength, and history. We thrive in creating engaging opportunities that will soothe your loved one and impart them with familiar environments daily. Moreover, we understand how much mementos matter to our residents, but we also realize the negative impact hoarding can cause them.
With advanced technology and medical research, seniors are living stronger, longer and healthier. Unfortunately, science can’t do everything for us, at least not yet. You, or those close to you, in senior living still need to physically workout and work towards a healthy lifestyle. If you and your friends are in wheelchairs, physical exercise can seem like even more of a challenge. Luckily, here at HarborChase, we are experts on helping seniors live their best lives! Every day we celebrate our seniors in senior living. That is why we put together this guideline to help you, or someone close to you gets started with exercising in a wheelchair. Be sure to check with your primary care physician before attempting any new exercise regimens.
Spring brings colorful flowers, sunny days, the greening of leaves, and warmer weather. It is a beautiful time to get out and enjoy the weather, especially after a long cold winter. At HarborChase, we want all our residents to enjoy the spring weather. We also want our independent senior living residents to have the most stress-free retirement as possible. If you want to enjoy the weather with your loved one who is living independently, then check out our suggested springtime activities.
Did you know a simple walk in the sun can give your immune system a boost? At HarborChase, we strive to help seniors to achieve and stay in optimal health. Fortunately, we have compiled a helpful list of natural ways to keep your immune system healthy. As mentioned, the first way to naturally boost your immune system is to take a sunny stroll.
Exercise plays an essential role in the aging process and your overall health. Regular physical activities increase flexibility, muscle mass, bone density, balance, and endurance. It can improve your mood, energy levels, sleep function and cognitive function to protect against dementia. Exercise can also lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers!