Health, Happiness and Senior Living
Making the right choices for your loved ones Making good gift selections for people in assisted living residences or at skilled nursing centers can feel challenging. Here are 25 ideas (most low cost, some free) that could make their holidays….
The following ideas for what to buy—and not buy—for people with Alzheimer’s disease are from the Alzheimer’s Association website. For gift ideas for everyone that help support research into Alzheimer’s disease, visit http://shop.alz.org/ for their variety of fine items. Clothes….
As part of my responsibilities as the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator at SALMON Health and Retirement, I do quarterly inspections of all our Dining Services Departments for sanitation and safe food handling practices. It’s critical that we maintain high standards in….
Man spends birthday up in the sky In June, The Willows at Westborough Residents Bob and Karin Bleakney celebrated Bob’s birthday by enjoying his favorite hobby—flying. Bob’s fascination with flying began when he was a boy and his father took….
Everyone needs a break from work from time to time, and that’s certainly true for those of us who are caregivers for elders and other people we love. But how can caregivers feel at ease leaving someone who needs them….
In between summer and fall, the sun is still warm and inviting, but not the best for our skin. Avoiding excessive sunlight and kicking the nicotine habit are the more obvious ways to protect your skin, but what you eat….
Yoga has been shown to help alleviate or reduce many health challenges, making it an increasingly popular exercise choice for our older adult population. Senior Yoga classes are popping up everywhere – health clubs, senior centers, assisted living residences, and….
Tips for proper hydration Dehydration sends thousands to the hospital each summer as a result of people not replenishing their bodies by drinking water. In the summer, the heat can drain us of the water we need and we sometimes….
Betty Wadsworth has been working for SALMON Health and Retirement for more than 40 years — longer than any other person currently on our staff. Q: What brought you to work for the Salmon family in the first place? A: I….
There are many benefits to life and health from laughter, according to an article by Melanie Winderlich of the Discovery Channel.* Laughter… Relieves stress. Boosts your immune system. Helps with pain relief. Gives your muscles a workout. Lightens a mood…..