September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Disasters do not plan ahead, but we can. September is National Preparedness Month and encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The effort is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The 2020 National Preparedness Month’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Read more…

UV Safety Month

The summer months are known for being hot, hot, and HOT! There are many benefits to being outdoors in the sunlight, such as exercising, swimming, and getting a daily supply of Vitamin D. July is when summer is in full swing and it is also UV Safety Awareness month. UV Read more…

Video Gaming for Seniors

Even though video gaming seems to be a hobby enjoyed primarily by younger people, the majority of video game players happen to be adults according to surveying by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). (1) Video gaming can be an enjoyable and beneficial hobby for seniors. Findings by the ESA state Read more…

Ballroom Dancing for Seniors

One nostalgic activity is dancing with a partner in an elegant setting to a band playing romantic classical music. Seniors can relive these memories by doing ballroom dancing in their homes as an exercise to improve health. Being an activity that requires two people, both individuals can take advantage of Read more…

Self-Isolation Stress Eating

Trapped in the house with a fridge filled with food? While we are practicing social distancing, and reading all-things coronavirus, it’s tempting to turn to food for comfort and escape during stressful times. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress eating or emotional eating, is a conscious or unconscious effort to Read more…

Know The COVID-19 Facts

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first detected in China and now has been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including the United States. According to the CDC, illnesses have ranged from very mild (including some with Read more…

February is American Heart Month

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer. Studies show that people who join forces stand a better chance of staying motivated. Feeling connected with others and having close Read more…

Tai Chi for Seniors

Are you looking for a low impact way to stay active? Tai chi might be the answer. Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise characterized by slow, measured movements and deep breathing. Tia Chi movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, Read more…

Icy Feet

Cold feet don’t always mean getting nervous for an event. Some people literally have icy, cold feet. Feet that feel cold to them or cold to the touch, or even both. Are cold feet a product of the environment or an underlying health concern? Here are a few possible culprits Read more…