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Punching Back at Parkinson's Disease

posted by Ted Ryan on May 18, 2016

CBS Sunday Morning recently aired an inspiring segment about an unusual program helping people with Parkinson’s disease (included below this post). Rock Steady Boxing features boxing-based workouts to strengthen abilities that Parkinson’s disease attacks, such as agility, speed, endurance, coordination and strength.

The program has taken off and St. Louis recently joined the growing number of cities with a Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate.

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Gardening – A Senior Activity for the Body & Mind

posted by Ted Ryan on April 28, 2016

Many seniors celebrate the arrival of spring by returning to their gardens. In addition to being a way to enjoy nature, gardening can also help seniors maintain their independence.

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Pickleball – Promoting Fitness & Fun for Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on April 14, 2016

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America and, judging by the fliers popping up around town, seems to be taking St. Louis by storm. So, just what in the world is it?

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Enjoy Exercise and Fresh Air with the Senior Walking Club

posted by Ted Ryan on March 28, 2016

Spring is the time of year when many of us want to get out and enjoy Mother Nature. Seniors can do just that with Chesterfield’s Senior Walking Club. The Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts Division hosts these walks every week, beginning April 20 through May 25.

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A Fun and Accessible Outing for Seniors - The Scott Joplin House

posted by Ted Ryan on March 08, 2016

This time of the year, caregivers and seniors are often antsy to get out and greet the arrival of spring. In addition to St. Louis’ wonderful major attractions, such as the Zoo and Art Museum, are a score of worthwhile outings off the beaten path.

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Protecting Senior Skin from Dry Winter Conditions

posted by Ted Ryan on February 15, 2016

When we think about winter care for seniors, we often talk of preventing falls on ice and hypothermia, but sometimes forget about an issue that takes place both indoors and out – skincare. 

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Pneumonia – A (Preventable) Threat to Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on January 25, 2016

Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by bacteria or viruses. The disease and its symptoms can vary from mild to severe. For seniors, pneumonia can even become life-threatening.

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SHC University – A Great (Free!) Resource for Family Caregivers of St. Louis

posted by Ted Ryan on December 30, 2015

We created SHC University to provide education and support to families and caregivers through practical and interactive training by professionals. It's a fantastic opportunity to get insight from an industry veteran with a passion to help and advocate for the senior population.Read More…

Checking on Senior Loved Ones Over the Holidays

posted by Ted Ryan on December 21, 2015

For many of us, the holidays are a time to enjoy being with family. This time together can sometimes reveal aspects of an elderly loved one’s condition that are less apparent during brief visits or phone conversations. 

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Holiday Depression – The Gift of Companionship

posted by Ted Ryan on December 10, 2015

When cold weather arrives, we often think of elderly loved ones and worry about slipping on ice and risk of hypothermia. Less obvious, but equally important, is depression.Read More…