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Balanced Care Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad

Few foods call up memories of summer as fresh, ripe tomatoes can. When summer is beginning to wane, tomatoes can become even more flavorful – especially heirloom tomatoes. Enjoy the best of summer’s abundant produce with this easy-to-make and nutritious heirloom tomato salad! Continue reading

Reading Books May Promote Longevity

Seniors don’t read as much as they used to – about 7 in 10 people who have read a book in the past year are in the 50-64 age group. Just like eating healthy foods and exercising, reading promotes healthy longevity too, and so should be embraced as one gets older! Continue reading

Psoriasis in Aging Adults

In recognition of August as Psoriasis Awareness Month worldwide, we are sharing information on the condition to promote awareness. Psoriasis is not contagious and can normally be found on the knees, elbows and scalp, but can appear anywhere on the body. Continue reading

5 Ways to Ease into Sound Sleep

It’s crucial for individuals of any age to get a sound night’s sleep for physical and mental well-being. If you or a senior loved one is napping throughout the day or having difficulty sleeping through the night, follow these 5 tips to create healthy sleep habits, improve sleep quality and overall health. Continue reading

How to Download Apps onto an iPhone in 10 Easy Steps

With new technology available to everyone, having a smartphone that you’re able to navigate can make life at home a little easier. If you have an iPhone (or Apple) smartphone and are ready to begin downloading useful and fun apps, read on for instructions that can allow you to become proficient with your new phone! Continue reading

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation, the practice of using deep breathing to clear your mind, can be practiced by members of any age group and has potential health benefits for all. By practicing mindful meditation, older adults can take control of their thoughts and feelings, and are able to create inspired feelings of peace and well-being while connecting with their inner selves. Continue reading

How to Download Apps onto an Android Smartphone in 10 Easy Steps

With new technology available to everyone, having a smartphone that you’re able to navigate can make life at home a little easier. If you have an Android (or Google) smartphone and are ready to begin downloading useful and fun apps, read on for instructions that can allow you to become proficient with your new phone! Continue reading

Supportive Practices for After a Fall

Every year, over two million older adults are seen in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. There are many reasons why falls occur in the first place. For example, weakened lower body strength and a lack of overall balance can increase the probability of a future fall. Falls can also provide warning signs of more serious underlying issues that may require immediate attention. Continue reading

How to Start the Conversation About Home Care

When it becomes evident that loved ones need additional assistance in the home, it can be difficult to talk about this topic even when it comes from a place of affection and reassurance. Here are a few ways to approach the discussion on home care. Continue reading

Five Ways to Help a Loved One Cope with Vision Loss

If your aging parent or spouse is experiencing vision loss, this could affect many aspects of their life, and you may need to help them adjust to a new lifestyle to help prevent or delay further vision loss. Here are five practices that we recommend to help a loved one adapt to vision loss. Continue reading