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Regular Low Impact Exercise

Exercise and diet are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle, and this fact does not change as we age, even if the reasons for staying in shape might have. The emphasis for seniors is on regular exercise versus intensity, so it’s important to find an exercise...

Earth Day

As the first signs of spring awaken our senses, we are reminded of just how amazing nature is. But nature can be ruthless too, and as we start to see more extreme weather events, including more frequent and powerful hurricanes, intense wildfires, and widespread...

What To Do If You Fall

Preventing falls is important (see last month’s blog), but what should you do if you fall? Whether you are at home or somewhere else, a sudden fall can be startling and upsetting. If you do fall, stay as calm as possible. Take several deep breaths to try to relax....

Preventing Falls

A simple thing – like a fall – can change your life. If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. Try to prevent falls and don’t let a fear of falling keep you from...

New Year’s Resolutions

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? If you haven’t made any or haven’t been able to stick to the resolutions you made, consider focusing on achievable goals to boost your health and quality of life. A few small daily adjustments can have a surprisingly...

When Spouses Face Health Challenges

Please enjoy this blog, excerpted from an article from our friends at Right at Home Darien who offer in home care and assistance. For married couples, or those in a committed relationship, health is an intricate connection. Both partners influence each other’s diet,...