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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

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 Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the best way possible.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

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 …