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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 Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the best way possible.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 …

In our society, success often equates with wealth. Studying the habits of financially successful people can give us important insight into the kind of lifestyle that creates success. Many successful people are out there that can show everyone what it takes be reach their heights. The best news of all is that these habits can …

Exercise is part of living a long and healthy life – and that means staying fit as you age! There’s no reason for seniors not to enjoy having a healthy, strong body, and the benefits speak for themselves. Seniors who maintain their fitness: More easily maintain a healthy weight Report fewer visits to the doctor, …

For many seniors, staying active can be a challenge, especially when work requires a lot of sitting around. And unfortunately, many supervisors err on the side of caution when it comes to the responsibilities of a senior employee (particularly those with disabilities). Luckily, there’s hope. Real estate is a common go-to for retired seniors looking for a …

United Methodist Communities Seniors Enjoying Yoga

Core strength exercises improve the fitness of the stomach, back, hips and pelvis. These muscles are important for improving balance and stability as well as posture. For seniors, these exercises are a good way to help reduce risk of falls and make walking and other daily tasks easier — in fact, a recent analysis published …

Physical Awareness and Healthy Aging at UMH

One of the biggest health challenges facing seniors today is keeping bones and joints healthy and strong. Unfortunately, as we get older the cartilage that cushions our joints wears down, eventually leading to inflammation and pain. However, there are a few things you can do to help relieve this pain and protect your joints from …

Summer is here and that means plenty of opportunities to get out and about, enjoy the warm weather and get involved in the many great seasonal community events! Just be sure to follow these tips from assisted living experts in South Jersey for staying safe in the heat: Stay hydrated. It’s very easy to become dehydrated in this heat, especially as …

Osteoporosis is one of the most common health conditions facing seniors, with the National Osteoporosis Foundation estimating that 52 million Americans are currently affected. This condition carries significant risks as it makes bones more brittle and easily broken or damaged, increasing the risk of serious slip and fall injuries for seniors. Here is a health …