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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition of the nervous system affecting 10 million people around the world. With 60,000 Americans — most of whom are seniors — diagnosed with this disease each year, it’s important to know how to recognize the symptoms to ensure quality treatment as soon as possible. Here is a quick guide …

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so the team from our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey is sharing some important information to help spread awareness about this serious disease and save lives. Here is a quick guide to the signs, symptoms and treatment of colorectal cancer. Causes and Risk Factors  Several factors can increase …

Falls present one of the biggest threats to senior health and wellness, and are a leading cause of injury and death in American seniors. Therefore, fall prevention is a priority for families with elderly loved ones, as well as the senior healthcare industry. Balance disorders can make falls far more likely, resulting in trips to …

Early diagnosis of health conditions is essential for fast and effective treatment, especially when you’re in your senior years. Comprehensive medical check-ups can help keep you fit, healthy and enjoying life to the fullest! Here are the most important screenings for seniors, from our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey: Blood pressure and cholesterol. Your …

Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so our CCRC Sussex County, NJ team decided it’s the ideal time to talk about senior breast health! What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is the result of abnormal, malignant cell growth in breast tissue, and is the second most common cancer affecting women after melanoma. The American Cancer Society estimated that …

Although it sometimes feels like it, getting old isn’t all about dealing with different health issues – it’s about enjoying your life. Here are the best tips from our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey on how to stay in the best shape: It’s never too late to get healthy. Whether you’re a smoker, never participated in a sport or hate …

Medication can be a lifesaver as we grow older and may have to deal with more health problems, but only correctly taken as prescribed by a physician. When multiple medications are in use, it’s easy to get distracted and forget to take one or forget you’ve taken one already and accidentally double dose — and …

Seniors using weights in a retirement home

National Senior Health and Fitness Day encourages seniors across 50 states to get out, get moving, and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. This is a great annual day filled with events all across local towns and senior living communities – here’s what it’s all about and how to join in, from our assisted living team …

May is Better Sleep Month, so our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ , is exploring some tips and insights to help seniors fight insomnia and get a good night’s sleep. Why is sleep important? Getting enough sleep is essential to maintaining our physical and mental health, which is important for every stage of our lives. However, our sleeping patterns change …

Skydiver in a cloud

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life in which interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the best way possible. More than ever before, older adults are living their lives with boldness, …

Grandmother With Granddaughter Gardening

Horticulture has been used as therapy for centuries. In 1798, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, wrote that gardening improved the conditions of mentally ill patients. Gardening as a means of physical and occupational rehabilitation was employed in U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals for returning World War II veterans. The idea of …

A senior couple moving house, packing a cardboard box in the bedroom. They are talking and smiling, looking at a picture frame which is bringing back memories.

Keeping your home well-organized is essential for any stage of life, but it is especially important for seniors. Keeping the home clutter-free and easily navigable is key to a long, healthy and enjoyable life for several reasons: First, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries for the elderly. Second, recovery becomes more …

Senior Woman and Medicine

Proper medication management is essential for seniors and their caregivers in order to prevent complications, adverse interactions, and incorrect doses. This especially applies to seniors because they often take multiple medications for a range of conditions at the same time, an issue known as polypharmacy. Here are some tips and insights from short term rehab …

Senior ladies exercising in a gym.

It’s always a perfect time to commit to resolutions that make your life more enjoyable, healthy and fun. So why not join our SeniorFITness wellness program? These classes are specifically designed for seniors, making them safe and enjoyable as well as highly beneficial. Here are some more reasons to join from our specialists in New …

CCRC Sussex County senior wellness

Good, healthy nutrition is essential at any age, but it’s often overlooked in senior health. Eating well is as much about improving mental acuteness, energy and resistance to illness as it is about supporting a positive attitude and emotional stability. So how can seniors support good eating habits? A good diet isn’t about sacrifice: When …