Did you know that the average age of a family caregiver to a sick or elderly loved one over age 65 is 63 years old? This group of Boomer-generation caregivers is also predominantly female (more than 70%) and finding themselves with fewer familial resources and opportunities to refuel physically and mentally. “This is a relatively… Continue reading Family Caregivers: 6 Tips for a Healthy, Balanced Life in Your 60s
September is Healthy Aging Month, which we observe to celebrate the positive aspects of growing older. Most of us want to age well and live a long life. And that’s increasingly possible: Experts now say that there’s a lot we can do to boost our longevity and feel good, too. Research shows that making positive… Continue reading It’s Never Too Late: Try These Healthy Aging Tips for Older Adults
Chances are, someone you know is aging and requires some supportive care. And if not now, maybe soon: about seven in 10 people turning age 65 today will need some type of long-term care services and supports in their later years—in their home, in the community, or in a residential facility, according to the federal… Continue reading How Much Care Does Your Loved One Need? Planning Ahead is Key.￼
Bringing in skilled nursing care is often the best option for seniors who want to heal at home. Searching for the right home care provider can add layers of stress for families. Our accredited home health agency can help.
Feeding Westchester’s Senior Grocery” program brings a monthly delivery of fresh produce each month to over 90 residents of our Meadow Lane and Soundview Senior Apartments.
For older adults, extreme heat can be dangerous. With temperatures soaring in the 90s and 100s, it is important to understand the effects of heat on the elderly and what precautions to take to prevent heat-related illnesses.
Engaging in mentally stimulating activities is linked to a lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, often a precursor to Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to a new study. The more engaged people are, the less likely they are to develop memory and thinking issues.
Older adults (age 65 and older) are spending more time sitting now than they did in 2001, according to a new study. Because a sedentary lifestyle poses health risks, we aim to keep our seniors moving.
At United Hebrew’s annual meeting, NYT columnist Jane Brody said to live long, you must live well. Here are her tips on healthy aging.