December 4-10 was National Influenza Vaccination Week, or “NIVW!” It was created to “highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination,” according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control). But why is this one vaccine so... (Read More)
Whether caregiving is a role you chose or something you accidentally fell into, it comes with myriad challenges. Sometimes, you don’t realize that those challenges are overwhelming you until it’s too late. Better cool things down … before... (Read More)
November 17 was the Great American Smokeout, during which smokers all across the country vowed to find a way to quit. If you’re a senior citizen, you still may be wondering if it’s worth it to try and give up tobacco at your age. The answer... (Read More)
If you’re a senior citizen, here are some tips to make it your healthiest year yet.
Keeping the brain active is an important part of healthy aging, and may even help fight off illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. The... (Read More)
As the focus turns on mental health issues again, people strive to become more aware of mental education, awareness and advocacy. But when it comes to senior citizens, there are a few things you should know about mental health.
Depression is... (Read More)
October is Residents’ Rights Month! Here are a few key rights all Vernon Manor residents have:
The right to be treated with respect and dignity. That means enjoying compassion, kindness and the knowledge that you are a unique and... (Read More)
If you’ve hit your golden years, it may seem like the party just started! Grandkids, retirement, socializing … there’s so much to enjoy. Here’s how you can keep the party going longer.
Make new friends
A study in Australia showed... (Read More)
You’ve seen the advertisements for med alerts on TV and in magazines. Sometimes, they’re worn around the neck, sometimes they’re bracelets and sometimes they’re complete fall detection systems. All offer emergency assistance in the... (Read More)
Exercising is just as important when you’re older as it is when you’re younger. Unfortunately, as the years go by, it’s easy to let workouts slide. In addition, conditions like arthritis, muscle weakness and tender joints can make ordinary... (Read More)
Hopefully, you’re already aware of the benefits of sunscreen in preventing burns, skin cancer and the premature signs of aging. But did you know that safeguarding your skin is necessary at every age? July is UV (ultraviolet) safety month so... (Read More)