What is Respite Care? (by Jackee Schwartz)

from Jackee Schwartz   www.planeteinstein.com   Respite care can make a difference in helping you take care of your loved one.  If you are a caregiver, you are well aware of how stressful and overwhelming it can become at times.  … Continued

Why Age in Place? –

by Judah Schuster When the topic of seniors remaining in their home is brought up for discussion, there’s always the question of why remain at home when you can be in a facility setting with other seniors? There are many … Continued

Is There Room for One More at the Holiday Table?

written by Judah Schuster, LNHA Excitement fills the air! Travel arrangements are being made, events are being coordinated, menus are being planned and everyone is anticipating good times, good food and good company. Every detail is being worked on to … Continued

From Barbecues to Pumpkins – by J S

by Judah Schuster, LNHA As the summer slides into the home stretch, vacations are in full swing, camps are going on their final trips and stores are having end of summer sales to make room for the new season’s inventory. … Continued

Preventing Falls

Did you know that every year, one in four older Americans fall?  Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for people over 65.  Millions of people age 65 and older fall each year, but fewer than … Continued

Surviving the “Dog Days” of Summer

Contributed by Vicky Spencer Rouse   It’s getting hot and muggy outside.   Late July into August is considered to be the Dog Days of summer, when the temperature gets above 90 every day, and most people just want to … Continued

Caring Beyond “How Can I Help?”

Contributed by Paige Hessel I wrote a text to a friend today to check on his partner who has cancer. He thanked me and I followed up with “Please let me know what I can do to help”. Nice words, … Continued

Get Moving – Part Three: Just Dance!

Contributed by Paige Hessel   The two previous posts have focused on more traditional methods of exercise and so I thought it would be fun to focus on another way to move; dancing!  Dancing is a wonderful way to stay … Continued

Art and Cognitive Health (P. Hessel)

Art and Cognitive Health – by Paige Hessel   The USS Constitution “hove to” at Tripoli From where I sit at work, I look at this painting by Louisville, KY artist Larry Curry throughout my day.  Sometimes I catch myself … Continued

Top 5 Benefits of Breathing Deeply

Submitted by Holly Hamilton   Many times when I think about aging better, I think of my own grandmother in her last year of life. Her doctor often admonished her to sit up straighter and take many deep breaths throughout … Continued