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Technology Benefits for Seniors

5 Technology Benefits for Seniors

Technology continues to lift a huge weight off today’s seniors and their loved ones. Being able to stay in touch is vital, as we know that social connections help ease isolation, depression, and loneliness. There are many ways that technology can help older adults live fulfilled lives and keep their bonds with family and friends …

diabetes prevention tips for older adults

How to Prevent Diabetes from Developing in Older Adults

World Diabetes Day is on the 14th of this month, which means it’s the ideal time to spread awareness about this serious health condition. For those who may not know, diabetes causes higher than normal glucose levels that we obtain from our food. Our bodies produce a hormone called insulin that processes our glucose levels …

Halloween Crafts for Seniors

4 Fun Halloween Crafts for Seniors to DIY

Who says that Halloween is just for kids? Halloween is an opportunity for everyone, both young and old, to have fun and get in touch with their spooky side. One great way to do this, besides having a costume, is to create Halloween decorations from scratch. Crafting is a chance to get the whole family …

hip fractures in seniors

Why Hip Fractures in Seniors Are So Dangerous

Hip fractures in older adults are very common – accounting for over 300,000 hospitalizations each year according to the CDC. Hip fractures aren’t just painful and challenging to recover from; they can also be dangerous if the person in question has additional complications. The risk of mortality can be especially high for people with chronic …

Activities for Seniors

5 Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

Many seniors lose mobility due to conditions like stroke, severe arthritis, or other injuries. However, loss of mobility doesn’t mean that seniors can’t stay active and engaged. There are many ways to have fun, boost mood, and keep active without disrupting or worsening pre-existing conditions. If you or your loved one are looking for some …

Best books for seniors

The 5 Best Books for Seniors and the Benefits of Reading

Since Read a Book Day is coming up on September 6th, there’s no better time than the present to highlight the benefits of reading – especially for seniors! Research has repeatedly shown that reading is good for both their physical and mental health. Reading can also help seniors explore a world outside of their everyday …

Senior Living Communities NJ

How to Observe Senior Citizens Day

Did you know that August 21st is Senior Citizen’s Day? Established in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan, this day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for the dedication, accomplishments, and services of senior citizens. The day also serves as a reminder to support senior citizens in living their lives fully and independently. The team …

Books for Seniors with Dementia

5 Books for Seniors with Dementia

For some people, the ability to read books may not seem like such a terrible skill to lose. However, for book lovers with dementia, the inability to read robs them of a favorite hobby and a healthy escape from reality. With that said, our memory care team at Bristol Glen has put together a list of books for seniors with varying …

vitamin D for seniors

Why Vitamin D is Important for Seniors

Since it’s summer and the sun is shining, there’s no better time to talk about the health benefits of vitamin D! The “sunshine vitamin” is particularly beneficial for seniors, and has been shown to enhance bone health, oral health and even mental health. In this article, our assisted living team in Sussex County , New Jersey, will go over Vitamin D …