Why You Should Get the Shingles Vaccine

September 15, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

You may still remember getting chickenpox as a kid and how uncomfortable you were, but trust us, not as uncomfortable as getting a bout of shingles. You may know someone who has suffered from shingles, a painful viral rash that’s caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. According to the Mayo Clinic, “After you’ve […]

Here Comes the Sun!

September 1, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Do you remember telling your kids to go outside and enjoy the sunny day? It turns out, this is good advice for senior adults, too. Studies have shown that just a few minutes of sunshine each day has significant health benefits. Three important reasons to get a dose of daily sunshine are: To keep your […]

Play On!

August 15, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

What is the value of joining a club — like a book club or card-playing group — or participating in a group activity — such as community gardening or a water aerobics class — as a senior adult? The University of Rochester Medical Center says that “staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships can help […]

Make the Move

August 1, 2016 | Laura Tenpenny

Are You Tired of Being Tied Down to Your House? Do you enjoy mowing the lawn, painting the house, shoveling snow, pulling weeds, dusting and vacuuming, and repairing leaky faucets? If you do, you’re not ready for the carefree lifestyle of a senior retirement community. But if you’re ready to use that extra leisure time […]

Read Cover to Cover

July 15, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Whether you read quietly in bed before falling asleep, share reading time with a grandchild, or join a book club and engage in lively discussion about a book you’ve just read, there are great reasons to be reading on a regular basis: Sharpens Your Mind When senior adults are mentally stimulated by activities such as […]

Breathe Deep

July 1, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Scientists have found that practicing yoga — an ancient practice and meditation — can help improve lung function and breathing capacity, build strength, improve posture and fitness, help with weight loss, prevent falls, and relieve depression. But many senior adults think they have to be young or have the flexibility of a rubber band to […]

The Price Is Right?

June 15, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

You only have to google “senior citizen scams” to find a list of fraudulent tricks dishonest scammers use to get money from older adults. It’s illegal, but these types of people are constantly coming up with new ways to take your hard-earned cash. These types of frauds can happen by phone, mail, in person, or […]

A Bite to Eat

June 10, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Have you been feeling sluggish, a little blue or tired lately? The donut you had for breakfast may be one of the culprits. For older adults, adopting a healthy diet will keep you mentally sharp, help you resist illness and disease, and stimulate your energy levels. “Good nutrition is critical to overall health and well-being,” […]

Keep Up the Good Work

May 31, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

The reasons seniors work after retiring from jobs or careers they may have had for 40 years or more are as varied as the flowers in a botanical garden. Sometimes, it’s a necessity due to poor financial and retirement planning, but the positive reasons retirees return to work include finding a newfound passion or sense […]

A Bit of a Stretch

May 2, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Have you been avoiding exercise because it causes discomfort, don’t have the time or don’t like it? Here’s some good news: Easy, gentle stretching is relatively painless, can be done just about anywhere, and can improve your muscle and joint flexibility so that you can lead an active lifestyle. “Stretching becomes more important the older […]