active aging

February 12, 2024

How to Help Seniors Maintain Their Independence

Helping our older loved ones conserve their autonomy while giving them the assistance they need can be a balancing act. In honor of National Senior Independence Month, here are our tips to help your loved ones maintain independent and fulfilling lifestyles into their golden years.

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January 23, 2024

New Year, New Connections: Building Friendships in Senior Living

Now that we’ve stepped into a brand-new year, it’s the perfect opportunity to enrich our lives through meaningful connections and friendships. For older adults, social bonds are not just pleasant company; they are an essential part of a fulfilling and healthy life. Numerous studies highlight the positive impact of social connections on mental and emotional well-being. With that in mind, a resolution to socialize more is certainly worth pursuing.
In the spirit of a healthy 2024, let’s explore some practical tips for building friendships within senior living communities.

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December 25, 2023

Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors

Walking is often hailed as one of the best forms of exercise, especially for seniors. From weight management to disease prevention, walking offers a wide array of health benefits. Plus, it’s a low-impact activity that doesn’t exert excess strain on joints. Here are some of the major health benefits of walking that make it worth going the extra mile.

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October 19, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors

On average, women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. As women age, their likelihood of developing breast cancer also increases. There is no absolute way to prevent breast cancer. However, there are steps that may lessen your risk and aid in early detection.

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July 3, 2023

Ways You Can Empower Your Elders

As people age, they may need more and more assistance to do things that gave them no trouble at all in their younger days. This increasing reliance on others can cause helplessness or self-doubt for some older adults. As caregivers, we have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the seniors we assist.

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Music Therapy for Active Aging

Whether being made sleepy by a lullaby, getting pumped up by an anthem, or feeling nostalgic after hearing an old tune, everyone has felt the power of music. And it turns out, music’s ability to affect our mindset and emotions has clinical significance.

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May 15, 2023

Loss of Muscle Tone in Seniors: What You Need to Know

Our bodies undergo a number of changes as we get older. One of the most significant changes is the loss of muscle mass – a condition known as sarcopenia. When unaddressed, this condition can have serious consequences for older adults including increased risk of falls, reduced mobility, and decreased quality of life. In this blog post, we’ll explore what sarcopenia is, how it can impact senior health, and what you can do about it.

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March 27, 2023

Using Garden Therapy to Improve Senior Health

Now available at Miami Jewish Health, horticulture therapy is a therapeutic practice that involves using plants and gardening to improve physical health and mental well-being. Research has shown that horticulture therapy, also known as therapeutic gardening, can have numerous health benefits for older adults.

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March 22, 2023

Healthy Aging with Yoga for Seniors

Yoga classes are one of the many activities available to Miami Jewish Health residents, and for good reason. Maintaining a consistent yoga routine has a myriad of wellness benefits for older adults.

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October 10, 2022

Benefits of Low-Impact Exercise

These low-impact exercises help seniors to improve their health with physical fitness while protecting their bones and joints.

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