Aging

If you are 50 plus, it’s likely you are eligible for a second COVID vaccine booster. Here’s what else to know, according to the CDC, FDA researchers and a top infectious disease specialist. Who can get a second booster? The CDC says adults 50 plus who got their first booster at least four months ago
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Just in time for Older American’s Month, it’s time for a checkup….of our attitudes about aging. With age, it’s easy to focus on the negatives as health issues crop up—and that negativity can become a habit, especially if you have a lot of friends who share these downright depressing memes. However, we found some uplifting
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Wednesday, 4/20, better known to some as ”weed day,” is an annual celebration of recreational marijuana. However, for millions of people, including older adults, marijuana is lauded for its medical benefits. Here, an update. Where is Marijuana Legal? Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia; with recreational use in 18
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Type 2 Diabetes can be managed – and sometimes even “reversed.”  More than 37 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, (learn more about it and its symptoms here)  and most have Type 2. In Type 2, your body doesn’t make enough insulin (the hormone that helps the body use or store the blood sugar
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Mantenerse en forma y saludable con Senior Planet from AARP. Únase a nosotros para clases virtuales en directo de condicionamiento físico, lecturas, y grupos de discusión sobre temas de salud. Aprenda mas aquí! ¿Usted cree que los hábitos saludables importan? Menciona “salud del corazón” y lo más probable es que todo el mundo sabe que
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Posted on March 2, 2022 by Admin An Interview with Atria’s Chief Quality Officer  At Atria Senior Living, everything we do is driven by quality. Our number one goal is to make the best possible life for our residents. To deliver on that promise, we created Quality Enhancement program to ensure every aspect of life
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Want to know more about getting and staying healthy?  There’s a special message for you at the end of this article.  With nearly three-quarters of adults over age 20 either overweight or obese, chances are someone you know (or you) is looking for a weight loss plan. Intermittent fasting (including very low-calorie plans) is not
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Stay fit and healthy with Senior Planet from AARP. Join us for live virtual fitness classes, lectures and discussion groups on health topics. Learn more here! Do you believe healthy habits matter? Mention ”heart health” and chances are great we all know what to do—keep moving, eat right, watch your cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce stress,
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Posted on February 23, 2022 by Admin In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, Atria residents and staff are learning about and trying out a new nutrition and well-being habit every day through March 31. Each day’s recommendation comes from a reputable, trusted source, like the Mayo Clinic. Residents received a worksheet they can
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Posted on January 25, 2022 by Admin Studies suggest that adults ages 65 and older who interact with people beyond their usual circles of family and friends are more likely to stay active and have a positive outlook. Let’s go over some of the many physical, mental, and emotional benefits of socialization for seniors.  How
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Posted on January 25, 2022 by Admin The right amount of discreet care can help older adults participate, grow, and engage in what brings them purpose and joy. Here are a few of the benefits that quality senior care options can provide.   Opportunities for engagement  One of the key benefits of assisted living is the
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Posted on January 14, 2022 by Ellen Coyne The safety and well-being of residents should be the top priority of any senior care community. As such, licensed nurses generally assess each resident’s physical, emotional and functional needs prior to move-in, and then on an as-needed basis following that initial care plan.  Because these assessments often
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Want to have a healthier 2022? Same here!  So, Senior Planet polled our best experts and asked: What’s a smart health move for 2022? They all had solid suggestions. Ditch the Resolutions.  Yes, yes, we know, what’s New Year’s without resolutions….and, a few weeks later, moping about broken resolutions? Forget resolutions, suggests Janet M. Harvey,
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Marley Majcher, better known as the Party Goddess,  plans events big and small, often for celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan (James Bond, Mamma Mia) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, America’s Got Talent). But COVID has thrown her—as well as we everyday hosts and hostesses—a frustrating curveball. The burning seasonal question is: How to host a
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Posted on December 17, 2021 by Admin For many, winter is the happiest time of the year. Families gather for the holidays and friends celebrate as they usher in another new year. Winter can also be a difficult time for older adults. The onset of cold weather can create hazardous conditions outside, and people often prefer to stay home when it’s
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En las primeras etapas de la pandemia, le pedimos a la experta en gratitud, Antonia Albany, que compartiera algunos pensamientos sobre cómo permanecer agradecido en circunstancias difíciles. Estamos repasando sus pensamientos, que son tan relevantes este año como lo fueron el año pasado. Durante nueve largos meses de COVID, hemos hecho todo lo posible para
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Posted on December 9, 2021 by Admin “After all that you’ve done in life, there’s still plenty of life to live. Each day, I continue to embrace life, pursue purpose and be open for adventure. It’s not always easy, but when I reflect over each experience, it’s always worth it.”  The quote above is from
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Posted on December 2, 2021 by Admin Winter is a few weeks away, and for many seniors and homeowners in the US, that means another season of inclement weather outdoors – and a few months spent checking that everything’s working properly indoors. Here are a few tips on how to winterize your home and avoid the challenges that can occur
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Taking care of a loved one who is ill is probably one of the biggest challenges any of us will ever face.  And so often caregivers are on their own—doing it alone without help or guidance.  Thirty-six percent of family caregivers describe their situation as  highly stressful according to a report by AARP and the
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In the earlier stages of the pandemic, we asked Gratitude expert Antonia Albany to share a few thoughts about staying grateful in difficult circumstances.  We are rerunning her thoughts, which are as relevant this year as it was last year.  For nine long months of COVID, we’ve done everything possible to stay safe. Many of
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Posted on November 23, 2021 by Admin Respite is a short-term care option for older adults who want to try out senior living full-time, give their caregivers time off, or need a place to recover after a surgery. Read on for some of the benefits that respite can provide as the holiday season approaches.  What’s Included in Respite?  Before we launch into all the ways that respite might be a good option for older adults, let’s delve into some of the services that respite providers
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Malvina Abbott, 78, a San Diego public defender, joined the Senior Planet Morning Stretch Zoom class to get a little exercise. She got more than she bargained for—in a good way. She’s made some good friends from all that sweating. When Catalina Choy, a fellow Zoom stretch participant from Maryland, visited her son in San
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Posted on November 18, 2021 by Admin Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most prevalent health concerns among adults ages 65 and older in the United States. At Atria, the health and wellbeing of residents is our highest priority, and since November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we want to provide a resource for caregivers whose parents may be
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About 1 in 3 Americans have the condition, but many don’t know it. So, when their doctor says “You have prediabetes” they’re often surprised and puzzled. As the name suggests, prediabetes ups your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is defined as a higher than normal blood sugar level—in other words, a level that’s
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Posted on November 16, 2021 by Admin People are living longer than ever before, and more older adults than ever are reimagining their next chapter of life. Together, legendary tennis champion Billie Jean King and Atria Senior Living residents are harnessing their wisdom and fervor for pursuing passions and goals to be bold in authoring the next chapter of their life story – regardless of age.    American
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