Health, Happiness and Senior Living
Since it was discovered 35 years ago that seniors have the ability to reverse the loss of muscle strength and endurance, the Personalized Exercise Program (PEP) at The Willows at Westborough has been on the cutting edge of senior fitness…..
National Better Hearing and Speech Month In recognition of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s designation of May as National Better Hearing & Speech Month, SALMON VNA speech department team members share some of the ways speech-language pathologists (SLPs) may help improve….
Since 1980, March has been designated “National Nutrition Month,” an opportunity to celebrate and become better educated about the importance of nutrition in our lives. National Nutrition Month® is a campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics….
Using food to prevent and manage chronic illness The United States spends more on health care than any other nation in the world. People with chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and adult onset diabetes account for 75% of….
Visions of tasty dishes bring feelings of warmth and joy. The last thing we think of is health and nutrition. But did you know that those wonderful dishes are loaded with nutrition? Sweet potato casserole, smooth butternut squash soup, roasted….
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….