I recently had the privilege of being a guest lecturer at MATC for a class on Gerontology. The class was comprised of future social workers and case managers looking to work in the aging industry. What a gift they turned out to be. I asked them, ” What does aging mean to you?”
What is creative aging? It is a term that has now grown into a meaningful movement for millions of baby boomers. Thanks to artist Angela Swan, the creative aging movement will be an integral part of Laurel Oaks Senior Community’s Lifestyle Programming throughout the year. Learn more.
Fall prevention can be done. If you are over 65 and think it can’t happen to you, about one-third of the population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. Here are 7 simple tips to prevent falls:
It has been customary for an adult child to worry about their aging parent’s health. But what if the reverse situation has occurred? Instead of failing health on the part of the parent, it is the adult child facing significant health setbacks. How do we handle when the adult child caregiver is facing health setbacks?
Farm-to-table means chefs or cooks establish relationships with farms and buy directly from them, without going through a store, market, or distributor along the way. However, is farm-to-table the best approach for all senior living communities?
Cooking from scratch does not mean sacrifice when maintaining a well-balanced diet. Healthy home-made pizza not overloaded with cheese can be done. Our 8 communities throughout southeastern Milwaukee focus on scratch cooking to control sodium intake. Learn more!
Laureate Group senior communities is proud to serve centenarians, and many Laureate Group centenarians share secrets of longevity with us. The U.S. Census Bureau published a report in their online library that 55,000 Americans were 100 and beyond compared to the 32,000 in 1980. Living to 100 years old and beyond is a milestone that should be recognized and celebrated. Read more as Laureate Group centenarians share secrets of longevity!
We counsel many older adults and their families about finding the right living situation to maintain a high quality of life. When families begin to explore senior living communities, most often some sort of event triggered their interest. They may be recovering from the death of their spouse. Others have determined that they can no longer drive and living on their own has become difficult. Still others have had a change in health and may require some level of care each day. Families learn that living in a senior community fights against loneliness. Read on to learn how a senior community fights against loneliness.