Health & Wellbeing

The Power of Touch

Posted in Health & Wellbeing on October 2, 2019

Whether we are a newborn infant, a petulant teenager, an overwhelmed new mother or an aging senior citizen, the power of touch can produce miraculous results. With a simple touch, we can express love, support, gratitude, sympathy, and trust. A simple gesture of holding hands, patting shoulders and giving hugs can make all the difference in the world.  Sight can be shut off by closing our eyes, we can plug our ears to block out Read More »

Making Good Diet Choices

Posted in Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

With all the diet and nutritional ads in the media these days, it’s difficult to know just exactly what you should and should not be eating to stay healthy.  Lining the grocery shelves are labels screaming gluten free, diary free, nut free, soy free, grain free …  all touting their individual benefits.  Just how do you decide what is right for you? The National Council on Aging has some great advice for maintaining a nutritious Read More »

Finding New Hobbies

Posted in Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

Any parent of a child who is stuck indoors during a rainy day knows the continual complaint “what’s there to do!” For those of us who enjoy crafty hobbies, we are equally as familiar with the pleads from our family and friends – “please, no more doilies!”  While the joy of exploring our hobbies can sometimes last a lifetime, there are often stages of our life where we search for new ideas and new adventures. Retirement years Read More »

Staying Safe This Winter

Posted in Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

The winter months are a great time to get together with family, spend time out in the snow, and participate in various holiday activities. That being said, it can also be a tricky time for the elderly to get around safely. Don’t fret – we’ve come up with a few ideas to keep everyone safe and happy this holiday season. Avoid icy terrains Be it in your car or on foot, ice is one of Read More »