Valentine’s Day isn’t the only special part of February. It’s also American Heart Month.
At last, warmer temperatures are here, and it's time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! If you are outside and increasing your activity level, it's crucial to be sure you are drinking enough water each day to avoid dehydration. You may be surprised to learn that dehydration is one of the more frequent causes of hospitalization for those 65 and older.
The risk of malnutrition often occurs even before hospital admission. More than one-third of patients are malnourished when they enter the hospital. It’s no surprise that malnutrition can negatively affect their clinical outcomes and increase costs.
The Annual Open Enrollment period to choose Medicare plans is here! An exciting change for 2021 is the significant increase in supplemental benefits to members who chose Medicare Advantage.
For your members who are in isolation and are having allergy symptoms, earaches, flu, or mental health issues, telemedicine may be the best option to seek medical help. Public health experts, doctors, and hospitals are encouraging telemedicine as the solution to keep patients safe and yet receive proper medical attention. For non-emergency ailments, consulting with a health care professional via computer, smartphone, or tablet is an easy and secure way for them to obtain treatment.
This is the last in a series of four articles in our Fall Into Better Health series.When it comes to maintaining our health, we tend to think of more straightforward solutions like diet and exercise. But surprisingly, as we age, our well-being is heavily dependent on our level of socialization .
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) launches ways to help celebrate Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. It’s designed to make it easy for everyone to get involved.
Topics: Senior Health
This is part four of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.
From the ability to connect with people all over the globe to sharing real-time moments, news, and messages with just one click, it’s fair to say that social media has not only transformed the way we communicate. It’s transformed life as we know it. And perhaps no one is enjoying this uber-connected world more than baby boomers.
This is part one of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.
Like all forms of activity, socialization becomes increasingly more important as we age. From stress levels and self-esteem to fitness and overall health, an active social life directly affects an older adults’ mental, physical, and emotional state, making it key to a longer life. But what’s more, are the cognitive benefits. Consistent social interactions and positive relationships don’t just keep seniors stimulated, they keep them mentally sharp and intellectually engaged, helping to prevent declines in memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and various forms of dementia.
Topics: Senior Nutrition