Senior Living Articles

Below is a list of articles that you may find helpful.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month which serves as a perfect reminder to educate seniors on the importance of protecting their vision.

According to the National Eye... Continue Reading >

There is no disputing that water plays a vital role in our everyday lives.  Up to 60 percent of the human body is comprised of water with humans having the need to consume a certain amount in order to survive.  But did you know when pain or injury arises, water can have a drastic impact on the... Continue Reading >

October is Talk About Your Medications Month and if you’re like most older adults in America, your morning routine probably starts off with a steaming cup of coffee and a handful of pills. This is also followed up with two or three more rounds of medications throughout the day.

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As the weather gets colder we all think of the inevitable FLU… The shivers, diarrhea, muscle aches, nothing to look forward to! Here are a few tips to make sure you stay home and healthy this winter.

·         Get your flu and pneumonia shot

·         Wash your hands frequently and... Continue Reading >

Home safety is a priority for all, but for a senior it may be the deciding factor when considering a move to a higher level of care. Safety in the home can include the addition of grab bars, removal of clutter, improved lighting, or security systems. The focus here will be on a few tech devices... Continue Reading >

By: Sharon Whalen, SilverSmartTM technology associate, Lutheran SeniorLife

Robots can make your spring cleaning a breeze! Cleaning and maintaining your home can take both time and energy; as the body ages tasks that... Continue Reading >

By: Sharon Whalen, SilverSmartTM technology associate, Lutheran SeniorLife

Many seniors struggle to read due to age-related eye disorders such as macular degeneration, cataracts or glaucoma. Options available for those with difficulty reading usually include large... Continue Reading >

Love is in the air! What a great time to call your loved ones and let them know how much you care. Often times the simple pleasure of catching up with family and friends is a lost opportunity for seniors living with hearing or vision loss.

Fortunately, today’s technology offers new and... Continue Reading >

By: Helenkay Smith, MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Passavant Community

The new year brings the opportunity for a fresh start, a new beginning and a chance to make changes to our day to day lifestyle. Here are five sensible... Continue Reading >

By: Wendy Olean, social services manager, LIFE Butler County

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the... Continue Reading >

It’s not unusual for seniors to feel like they are falling apart. The aging process brings with it changes that can make everyday activities, hobbies and favorite pastimes feel like a burden. There is some good news…assistive technology can help and November is National Assistive Technology... Continue Reading >

By: Jean Gartner, director of Clinic and Home Care Services, LIFE Butler County

November is National Diabetes Month, which means it is a great time to take a look at what you can do to live well with diabetes.

Diabetes occurs in people of all ages, and is more common in... Continue Reading >

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