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What to do When a Senior is Suffering from Arthritis

Most older Americans wake up every day with at least some arthritis-related joint pain and stiffness. Weather changes, over-exertion or even normal daily activities can worsen their achy joints. And, more serious arthritis flare-ups can even cause a senior to feel stressed out, frustrated and depressed.

By |2019-10-18T17:24:50+00:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Humor and Laughter – Good Medicine for Seniors

There’s an old saying that “laughter is the best medicine”, but will laughing more also benefit those with serious medical conditions like cancer, dementia and heart disease? Many studies have shown that humor and laughter are beneficial for people with chronic illnesses- notably those aged 65-and-over.

By |2019-10-04T18:31:10+00:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

Can Yoga Benefit Seniors and Keep Them Active and Independent?

More and more older Americans are choosing to independently age in place at home every year, including many who are well into their 70s and 80s. One way that this empowered generation of seniors is staying more physically active and independent is by exercising. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place senior who needs more exercise, have you considered introducing them to Yoga?

5 Fun Spring Activities for Seniors in Southeastern Massachusetts

For older people living in Southeastern Massachusetts, springtime is a refreshing time of year punctuated by bright flowers, fresh air and warmer temperatures. That much-anticipated time of year also ushers in a plethora of spring activities for seniors, including many found within an hour’s drive of Middleboro.

How to Help an At-Home Senior Deal with SAD

As autumn slowly fades away each year, it’s not uncommon for seniors in Massachusetts to experience some seasonal changes of their own. Clinically called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or “SAD”, the annual onset of these winter “blahs” is brought on by reduced amounts of sunlight combined with inactivity.

By |2019-05-25T19:54:45+00:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , |

5 Fun Craft Ideas for Seniors that Caregivers Will Also Enjoy

As a senior caregiver it’s also important to keep their hands busy and minds sharp through various activities. Crafts are a great way to spend some quality time together, and there are literally dozens of fun craft ideas for seniors to choose from. Here are 5  fun craft ideas for seniors that should bring a smile to both your faces.

Getting a Senior’s Home Winter Ready

Seniors are often most vulnerable during winter. The days are cold and short, and it’s harder to get out of the house amid snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures. That’s why it’s so important to help seniors prepare their homes for winter — and to help them prepare to thrive during these difficult months. If you have an aging loved one in your life, consider these tips to help get your senior's home winter ready.

By |2018-11-30T20:32:57+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , , |

Drug-Free Ways for Seniors to Manage Chronic Pain

Many seniors with chronic discomfort also struggle with anxiety, depression, sadness, poor nutrition and limited mobility. The good news is that there are now many proven alternatives for seniors to manage chronic pain that don’t require drugs. Here are a few of the better ones.

By |2018-09-27T23:35:29+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Activities to Entertain Seniors with Dementia

Dementia can be an overwhelming syndrome for both the person suffering from it and those who love and care for them. But this doesn’t mean that all of life’s fun has to stop. In fact, those who have dementia need enjoyable experiences to provide them with some sense of normalcy. The list below offers several activities to entertain seniors with dementia regardless of if they are receiving respite care, in an elderly home, or aging in place.

By |2018-08-14T18:41:33+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , , |
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