The theme for National Preparedness Month for 2022 is “A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.”
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We all know that our ability to live long, independent lives depends on staying healthy and injury free as we age. As we get older, our stability and strength begins to decrease, raising the risk of serious injury due to falling. That’s why September has been designated, among other things, as fall prevention month.
July 4th, also known as Independence Day is filled with family, fun and fireworks. Barbequing in the back yard while swimming or sitting around a bonfire have become summer traditions while celebrating our nations freedom from Great Britain. Although the fireworks, hamburgers and hotdogs fresh off the grill make for a wonderful holiday, there are certain details about July Fourth that many may not know. Here are some interesting facts to share with friends and family while enjoying one of our favorite holidays this year.
Summertime brings us outside to enjoy walks, bbq’s, swimming, biking and more. While being out in the sun is a lot of fun, it’s important to remember that you may experience one of two potentially serious conditions - heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Knowing the difference between them and how to address them is crucial.
Aging is one of the most common reasons for bad eyesight and blurry vision. When we age, it is harder for us to see the world as crystal clear as we used to when we were younger. While minor vision changes are normal as one grows older, making regular eye doctor appointments is advisable to prevent the issue from escalating into a major eye problem.
Spring officially arrived on March 20th and with that comes better weather and the chance to venture outside and enjoy it. Many parts of the country have been dealing with snow and bitter cold temperatures over the past months and with that, our senior population tends to slow down while spending more time inside. However, spring brings the opportunity to rejuvenate your health by getting outside and becoming more active. It also means enjoying the warmth of the sun and breathing in the fresh air. Here are a few tips for our seniors (and caregivers) to help invigorate their health this spring.
It’s not your imagination if you feel more tired after you “spring forward” in March. Daylight savings time begins on March 13 this year at 2 AM, meaning once you go to bed for the night, you lose an hour of sleep. Coincidently, Sleep Awareness Week also occurs the week of March 13th through the 19th. Although there are benefits such as longer daylight and the anticipation that spring and summer are on their way, it can take a toll on your mind and body. As daylight savings time (DST) approaches, it’s important to understand the effect it can have on a person.
As Presidents’ Day approaches, we are reminded of the history of the United States. This day of remembrance was originally established as a national holiday in 1885 as a day to honor George Washington’s birthday and became popularly known as Presidents Day in 1971. It is now celebrated on the third Monday of February.
Studies have shown that older adults are more likely to stay alone in the U.S. than the rest of the world. Living all alone in a house with no friends or family members around can result in isolation that may lead to mental disorders like depression. Many alternative housing arrangements have emerged to avoid such problems. These arrangements promise safety and companionship to the elderly — senior house-sharing is one of them.