COVID-19 has created numerous changes to our society, including a whole new glossary of terms. In just a few short months, phrases like “flattening the curve,” “pandemic,” “social distancing,” and “quarantine” have become pillars in our everyday vocabulary.
Harbor Retirement Associates is extremely excited to be among the first communities to welcome guests after what seems to have been a very long and extended period of time. The safety of our residents who we serve, and our associates who help to create impeccable moments for them, will continue to be our first priority.
You may have heard the old wives’ tale of someone’s achy knee predicting a storm or a migraine that’s forecasting a hot day. How much of these are real, and how much are just folklore?
“A medication is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease (Wikipedia).” However, when misused, medications can have adverse health effects. As we age, health conditions and issues can arise, making it necessary for a person to take or require multiple medications. The more medications, the higher the risk of an error occurring.
The internet is a great way to stay connected with family and friends, shop, read current news and events, and access pertinent information. However, as with any new tool or technology, it’s essential to be safe and informed.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This is why it is important to take care of your heart health and recognize the signs of heart disease.
Independence is important to all of us. As we grow older, however, that independence could feel as though it is slipping away. The body goes through significant changes with age, leading to health conditions that make falling more likely. These falls are a major cause of injuries in older adults, replacing independence with the fear of falling.
During the winter months, freezing temperatures, snow, and ice can make daily activities difficult for people of all ages. These elements can create an unpleasant environment that may make traveling difficult, affect your overall mood, and alter the way you handle your day-to-day activities.
Senior home safety is a primary concern for many family members who have a parent or loved who is trying to navigate an independent lifestyle at home. As we age, it can become difficult to navigate or complete some tasks comfortably. On the opposite end, as our home ages, it generally requires additional maintenance, upgrades, and overall improvements.
Depression is becoming a prevalent issue among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. Studies show that “most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems.” However, as we get older, changes and life events may cause feelings of uneasiness and stress.