Senior Health

How Therapy Animals Can Help in Senior Living

How Therapy Animals Can Help in Senior Living

For seniors, the companionship that a dog or cat can provide is obvious. There is nothing like returning home to a joyful welcome that you get from a dog or cat that says you are the best person in the world! As you age, there are far less opportunities for this type of approval.

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Walking Tips to Maximize Your Efforts

Walking Tips to Maximize Your Fitness Efforts

Walking is a low impact and gentle way of ensuring you stay strong and independent longer. These 5 walking tips to maximize your efforts will help you get the most out of your experience, such as improved balance and posture, plus bragging rights about the amount of steps you get in each day!

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How COVID-19 is Changing Senior Living

How COVID-19 is Changing Senior Living

From Beth Anderson, Executive Vice President of Laureate Group Senior Communities: The COVID-19 virus has taken all of us on quite a journey. This is the first time I’ve been on a journey like this, and it’s been a learning experience watching how COVID-19 is changing senior living.

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Why Senior Communities Encourage Dance Classes

Besides the fun factor, there are reasons as to why Laureate Group Senior Communities encourages dance classes. The new, insightful research examines the beneficial effects of dancing to determine whether dancing can improve brain health in older adults. Here are the results.

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What Does the Term Aging Mean to You

What Does the Term Aging Mean to You?

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?”

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What is Creative Aging?

What is Creative Aging?

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.

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What to Share with Your Pharmacist

What to Share with Your Pharmacist

Pharmacists are an integral member of your healthcare team. They look for interactions between the medications you’re taking, assess for correct dosages, and provide counsel to you on properly taking and storing medications. Pharmacists are also a resource for questions pertaining to insurances and payment options for medications. It pays to get to know your pharmacist and understand what to share with your pharmacist.

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