Lutheran SeniorLife Blog

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


Recent research has demonstrated that exercise delays cognitive impairments and decline in activities of daily living.

It has been determined that aerobic exercise (exercise that increases the heart rate) and strength training are most beneficial, but stretching and balance exercises also... Continue Reading >

Viral upper respiratory infections may come in every degree of severity and may cause symptoms in the ears, sinuses, throat and nose. Two of the most common viruses that cause viral upper respiratory infections are the common cold and influenza (the flu). This broad category of viral infections... Continue Reading >

Imagine you are moving to a new, maintenance-free home - one where you will live abundantly, yet simply, with plenty of time to pursue your interests, but you only have 15 minutes to pack.

What will you take? How will you determine what items have value to you?

Today's... Continue Reading >

Falls among seniors are prevalent, dangerous, and can affect one's ability to lead an active and independent life. The National Aging Council estimates that one in three seniors over 65 and one in two seniors over 80 will fall at least once this year. Twenty to 30% of falls result in moderate to... Continue Reading >

When you are feeling anxious, you might feel stuck and unsure of how to feel better. You might even do things that unwittingly fuel your anxiety. You might focus on the future and get carried away by a slew of 'what-ifs.'

What if I start to feel worse? What if I fall? What if they... Continue Reading >

As we age, our bodies begin to change. With our body changes come the change in foods that our bodies need and the physical activity we are able to do or endure.

What is important to my health as an older adult?

By: Jody Marquette, RN educator, LIFE Lawrence County

As the temperatures start to rise, so does the risk of heat related emergencies. These conditions are caused by overexposure to heat and loss of fluids and electrolytes. There are three stages of heat-related emergencies you... Continue Reading >

By: Diane VonArx, social services manager, LIFE Armstrong County


As we age we are faced with many changes in our life. Some of these changes include retirement, the death of loved ones, children moving away, changes in our living environment, increased isolation, and... Continue Reading >

Osteoporosis is a common disease that causes thinning and weakening of the bones. It is characterized by low bone density (thickness), decreased bone strength, and structural deterioration of bone tissue. The bone becomes thinned out and porous, decreasing the ability of bone to withstand... Continue Reading >

The rapid evolution of technology is presenting an opportunity to change how older adults age in the 21st century, allowing them in many ways to live a more Abundant Life®. Tablet devices such as the iPad support hundreds of applications (apps) that are... Continue Reading >

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