April 16 marks National Health Care Decisions Day. The day was founded to encourage adults of all ages to discuss future healthcare decisions with family, friends and healthcare providers.
Nice weather is around the corner, which means spring cleaning time isn’t far off. This often includes lots of dusting, sweeping, scrubbing and decluttering. One area that should be added to your cleaning list is the medicine cabinet.
As we recover from the excitement of the holidays and get settled into the New Year, it’s common to experience a bit of cabin fever from being cooped up at home during cold winter days. St. Louis offers many opportunities for indoor fun out of the house. These are a few possibilities we recommend.
Among the flurry of activities and excitement, remember that the greatest joy is time spent with loved ones. Regular visits, outings and involvement can raise the spirits of everyone in the family. The greatest gift for a senior during the holiday season is companionship.
November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. According to the Pew Research Center, there are 40.4 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 and older in the US. We’ve compiled a list of resources that support family caregivers year round.
The fear of falling is understandable. A simple fall can have life altering effects and potentially lead to loss of independence. However, it’s important not to let the fear of falling lead to inactivity, which further increases fall risk by decreasing strength, balance and flexibility. Luckily, there are ways for seniors to prevent falls.
August 21 marks National Senior Citizens Day, which originated in 1988 when President Ronald Regan issued Proclamation 5847. On this day, people are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.
Sunday marks National Parents' Day. The holiday, which occurs every year on the fourth Sunday in July, is a day to be with family and show love, gratitude and affection to parents and parental figures for the role they play in our lives.
St. Louis summers bring the heat, which can be particularly dangerous for the elderly population. Aging decreases the body’s ability to adjust to heat and sense temperature extremes, making the elderly more susceptible to heat-related disorders. Luckily, there are ways to help prevent heat-related conditions.Read More…