Senior Living Articles

Below is a list of articles that you may find helpful.

There is no disputing that water plays a vital role in our everyday lives.  Up to 60 percent of the human body is comprised of water with humans having the need to consume a certain amount in order to survive.  But did you know when pain or injury arises, water can have a drastic impact on the... Continue Reading >

October is Talk About Your Medications Month and if you’re like most older adults in America, your morning routine probably starts off with a steaming cup of coffee and a handful of pills. This is also followed up with two or three more rounds of medications throughout the day.

According... Continue Reading >

As the weather gets colder we all think of the inevitable FLU… The shivers, diarrhea, muscle aches, nothing to look forward to! Here are a few tips to make sure you stay home and healthy this winter.

·         Get your flu and pneumonia shot

·         Wash your hands frequently and... Continue Reading >

Home safety is a priority for all, but for a senior it may be the deciding factor when considering a move to a higher level of care. Safety in the home can include the addition of grab bars, removal of clutter, improved lighting, or security systems. The focus here will be on a few tech devices... Continue Reading >

By: Sharon Whalen, SilverSmartTM technology associate, Lutheran SeniorLife

Robots can make your spring cleaning a breeze! Cleaning and maintaining your home can take both time and energy; as the body ages tasks that... Continue Reading >

By: Sharon Whalen, SilverSmartTM technology associate, Lutheran SeniorLife

Many seniors struggle to read due to age-related eye disorders such as macular degeneration, cataracts or glaucoma. Options available for those with difficulty reading usually include large... Continue Reading >

Love is in the air! What a great time to call your loved ones and let them know how much you care. Often times the simple pleasure of catching up with family and friends is a lost opportunity for seniors living with hearing or vision loss.

Fortunately, today’s technology offers new and... Continue Reading >

By: Helenkay Smith, MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Passavant Community

The new year brings the opportunity for a fresh start, a new beginning and a chance to make changes to our day to day lifestyle. Here are five sensible... Continue Reading >

By: Wendy Olean, social services manager, LIFE Butler County

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the... Continue Reading >

It’s not unusual for seniors to feel like they are falling apart. The aging process brings with it changes that can make everyday activities, hobbies and favorite pastimes feel like a burden. There is some good news…assistive technology can help and November is National Assistive Technology... Continue Reading >

By: Jean Gartner, director of Clinic and Home Care Services, LIFE Butler County

November is National Diabetes Month, which means it is a great time to take a look at what you can do to live well with diabetes.

Diabetes occurs in people of all ages, and is more common in... Continue Reading >

Aquatic physical therapy is the use of water in physical therapy for treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness. There are many benefits of aquatic therapy including improved pain, joint motion, strength, circulation swelling, muscle relaxation, balance and functional... Continue Reading >


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