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September 25, 2017 | Posted in Insights | Leave a comment

Falling is a very real fear for many older adults. One fall can result in a broken hip or cause some serious pain.

The National Institute on Aging provides these very helpful steps you can take to prevent falls:

  • Stay physically active.
  • Have your eyes and hearing tested.
  • Find out about the side effects of any medicine you take.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
  • Stand up slowly.
  • Use an assistive device if you need help feeling steady when you walk.
  • Be very careful when walking on wet or icy surfaces.
  • Wear non-skid, rubber-soled, low-heeled shoes, or lace-up shoes with non-skid soles that fully support your feet.
  • Always tell your doctor if you have fallen since your last checkup, even if you aren’t hurt when you fall.

For more details, visit this page on the National Institute on Aging website.

Also, you’ll find great tips on how to stay healthy at their Go4Life website. September is Go4Life month!

March 29, 2017 | Posted in Insights | Leave a comment

“Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it.” – Heather Morgan Someren Glen recently hosted Betsy Bosley, Clinical/Cardiac Rehab Dietician from Porter Adventist in a lively and engaging discussion on heart-healthy eating. Betsy shared. Read More…

Masterpiece moment with Beth, I don’t want anyone to fall or trip. Please read this article for great tips on staying safe and upright! From the National Institute on Aging: A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a. Read More…

Masterpiece Living A terrific website called Next Avenue, sponsored by PBS shared an article from Beth Howard with interesting information. You can find the article on their website NextAvenue.org. Here is a short summary. Habit of people who don’t get. Read More…

February 2, 2017 | Posted in Insights | Leave a comment

The topic of Ageism is building steam as more people are becoming increasingly aware of the challenges it represents. Like other “isms,” i.e., racism or sexism, ageism has crept into our culture, but it is not easily removed from our. Read More…

They say that we all have a story. Within a senior living community, you learn very quickly that everyone not only has a story, but they have fascinating stories. Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with a resident. Read More…

December 6, 2016 | Posted in Insights | Leave a comment

At Someren Glen, we have quite a few residents who go above and beyond with their service and care for other residents and our team members. Dee Deeter is one of those wonderful people. In November 2016, Dee took the. Read More…

A message from Dr. Roger Landry, Bringing Calmness to Any Situation Silence is a source of great strength. ~Lao Tzu In the Stanford University publication, “Compassion’s Curative Power,” Emma Seppala, PhD and associate director of Stanford School of Medicine’s The. Read More…

Let’s Dance. The great thing about engaging in aerobic exercise is that you don’t have to wait to see the benefits, you can experience them immediately! Physically, aerobic movement is associated with decreased blood pressure, blood sugar regulation, a boost. Read More…

Take a Hike or a walk! Walking is one of the simplest forms of physical activity that can be done anywhere, with anyone, and without cost. Walking is a simple activity that has important health benefits. Research shows that adults. Read More…

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