Category Archives: Independent Living

When is the Right Time for Senior Pet Ownership?

According to a recent study from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, pet ownership saves $11.7 billion in U.S. healthcare costs every year. The study also indicates that having a pet reduces stress, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and has an overall positive impact on our psychological well-being. Pets are superb companions who love their owners… Read More »

3 Tips for Beating the Heat This Summer

Summertime is here! Green grass, family vacations,camping, and the warmth of the sun are just some of the things that make this among the most fun and relaxing times of year. Because we do so many things outdoors in the summer, it is vital to be certain that we are prepared for the heat. Let’s… Read More »

4 Spring Activities for Seniors

If you are one of millions across the country who endured a harsh winter season, the warmth and beauty of spring is surely a welcome sight. In fact, the National Institute of Health says that, regardless of age or physical limitations, getting outside and taking in some fresh air and sunshine can improve cognitive function… Read More »

4 Things You Can Do To Make Your Heart Healthier

Did you know that your heart beats over 100,000 times per day?  Since the most important muscle in your body is working that hard for you, don’t you think you owe it a little TLC?  Here are five things you can do to make your heart happy. Pay attention to your diet You’ve heard this… Read More »