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

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

Get Moving – Part Two (by P. Hessel)

Get Moving- Part Two Strength Training for Folks Over Fifty         My 80-something mom moved recently, putting her house on the market. She loves her condo and while it’s bittersweet for me to imagine never having another Christmas at the … Continued

Live Your Best Life!

Submitted by Holly Hamilton As we age in this fast paced, changing and challenging world, it pays to explore how others are coping. I found the below article excerpt on Huffington Post, from 02/20/2016. Here are things to remember:   1) … Continued

Get Moving – Part One

Written and submitted by Paige Hessel This series will introduce various ways to get exercise and keep our bodies in motion.   When did aging get such a bad rap?  Aging is a natural, organic progression.  It will happen to … Continued

The Power of Music on Memory

written and submitted by Paige Hessel, Care Coordinator   Recently, a friend posted a video by French musicians, Les Rita Mitsouko called Marcia Baila. I clicked on the link and was instantly transported back to the mid-80s. Memories rushed back; … Continued