For many of us, music is a meaningful form of entertainment and relaxation. But did you know that it can also provide powerful therapeutic benefits as well? Music therapy for aging adults has become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s no wonder that many senior living communities have included this type of therapy as a part of their holistic wellness plan to help residents restore and maintain their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
Topics: Senior Health
Thinking about moving yourself or a loved one into assisted living? This decision can be difficult and emotional, not only for seniors, but also for close friends and family members. Today’s assisted living communities are great options for seniors who need a little extra support with daily tasks in a safe, caring environment.
As we get older, our bodies experience many physical changes, and our vision is no exception. Age-related eye problems can affect a senior’s quality of life, lead to loss of independence and increase the risk of injuries and falls. In honor of Vision Health Month this May, here are some simple precautions older adults can take to maintain optimum eye health in their senior years.
Your retirement years are an exciting time in life. After years of working, you can finally make time for the things and people you love the most. An important part of living your retirement to the fullest is taking care of your body and mind. Whether you are just entering retirement, or you’ve been retired for years, here are some simple ways to ensure you enjoy a healthy, happy life in your golden years.
The origin of spring cleaning goes back to when people used coal and wood to heat their homes. Come spring, the entire house would be covered in a layer of soot, dust, and grime, ready for a deep cleaning. The purpose and practice of today’s spring cleaning look a little different—typically consisting of sorting through closets, decluttering drawers, and deep cleaning under furniture.
It’s the new year again—which means people are scrambling to find a New Year’s Resolution that will better their lives. Some may go for the common ones of exercising more, eating healthier, or saving money. Others might go for the niche or seemingly unattainable ones, like running a marathon or learning a new language.
Everyone experiences stress—no matter what age or stage of life we’re in. Some research even shows that minor stress can be useful for our bodies. It can put us in high alert and increase our motivation and performance. However, many people don’t experience minor stress; they experience the kind that makes us feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious.
Spirituality is a broad concept that can be interpreted in many ways. In general, the idea of spirituality is that we are all a part of something greater than ourselves, that there is something more to being human than being human itself.