How a Meatless Diet Can Help Seniors Live a Better Life

By |2020-06-14T20:31:13+00:00June 12th, 2020|Making Life Better|

How a Meatless Diet Can Help Seniors Live a Better Life You shouldn’t be surprised that America, as a whole, is overweight...in fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one third of our country’s population is considered to be obese. Obesity is linked to increased incidences of heart disease, cancer, stroke, [...]

What Could Be the Biggest Threat to Aging Parents Right Now?

By |2020-06-02T01:36:05+00:00June 1st, 2020|Health Care|

What Could Be the Biggest Threat to Aging Parents Right Now? Everyone is still talking about COVID-19. While states are beginning to relax restrictions, more businesses are opening up, restaurants are allowing diners back inside, and folks are able to get their hair cut and their nails done. At the same time, it's raising questions [...]

How to Keep Aging Parents Safe While Still Getting Care

By |2020-05-20T16:51:31+00:00May 18th, 2020|Safety|

How to Keep Aging Parents Safe While Still Getting Care  May 18, 2020   We are all aware at just how crazy everything has been for the past 2-1/2 months. Think about this...just 4-1/2 short months ago, January 1st of this year, many of us made resolutions, set goals, and formulated a vision of what [...]

Silver Companions Keeping Staff & Clients Safe during COVID-19

By |2020-04-28T02:24:01+00:00April 27th, 2020|Health Care|

We are rapidly approaching 2 months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and about a month since we have been shelter-in-place. We have all been learning to function in our new “normal”, taking extra precautions, in every area of our lives. Shoppers are wearing masks, businesses are limiting access to the curb, and life as [...]

3 Tips for Caring for Your Aging Parents When You’re Sick

By |2020-04-07T02:57:50+00:00April 6th, 2020|Health Care|

We live in a crazy time right now, beyond what most of us have ever experienced in our entire lives. Our last pandemic was in 2009, the Swine Flu, which primarily affected children and those under 65 years of age. COVID-19, on the other hand, does not discriminate based on age, and by all accounts, [...]

5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-21T23:23:39+00:00March 21st, 2020|Health Care|

5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus A positive approach to protecting yourself and your loved ones from the Coronavirus, as well as other contagious viruses. By now, we’re sure you’ve been inundated by information about the Coronavirus. Your email inbox, newsfeed, and all news headlines seem to all be filled with [...]

5 Steps to Improve Cognitive Function as we Age

By |2020-03-02T00:32:53+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Making Life Better|

We are all concerned, to some extent, about our cognitive health as we get older. With Dementia, primarily Alzheimer’s disease, affecting over 5 million Americans (according to the National Institute on Aging), every time we walk into a room and forget why, we get concerned that we are losing our edge. We all experience something [...]

How to Manage Chronic Health Conditions as We Age

By |2020-02-17T17:04:42+00:00February 17th, 2020|Health Care|

Aging gracefully is challenging enough under perfect circumstances, much less when struggling with a chronic condition. According to the National Council on Aging: Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Four chronic diseases—heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes—cause almost two-thirds of all deaths each year. [...]

3 Easy Steps to Better Health at Any Age

By |2020-02-01T21:28:38+00:00February 1st, 2020|Making Life Better|

3 Easy Steps to Better Health at Any Age Especially as we get older, it gets harder and harder to fight, and win, the "battle of the bulge". As we age, we typically become less active, and we often acquire tastes that wouldn't necessarily be listed in the top 10 foods you should eat for [...]