Category: Ohio

Assisted Living at Optalis

assisted living

Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? Optalis’s Assisted Living communities are the perfect place for you or your loved one. We provide assistance with daily activities in a modern, active setting that allows residents to live independent, satisfying lives. Services and Amenities … Continue reading Assisted Living at Optalis

Benefits of Journaling for Seniors

Journaling

Since the 1970’s, researchers have been studying the effects of journaling, finding that it is vastly beneficial for senior adults. Here are the 6 main reasons to keep a daily journal. Why You Should Journal 1. Record Your Life Experiences + Preserves Memories Revisiting entries is a great way to keep information for memoirs or … Continue reading Benefits of Journaling for Seniors

Keeping Your Senior Safe in the Summer Heat

When the mercury soars, seniors in the Columbus area are at greater risk for heat-related problems. These can range from minor sun poisoning to life-threatening dehydration or sunstroke. Being aware of potential issues can help you keep the older adult you love safe this summer. Summer Safety Tips for Central Ohio Seniors Hydration: Encourage the older … Continue reading Keeping Your Senior Safe in the Summer Heat

Test Your Stroke IQ

Stroke Awareness

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of long-term disability. Nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke every year. Women, African Americans, and Hispanics are at higher risk for experiencing a stroke. One in three deaths in Hispanic women is the result of a stroke. However, experts say … Continue reading Test Your Stroke IQ

Pack Up a Healthier Picnic

Healthier Picnic

If your summer fun includes a senior loved one, planning heart smart menus is important. Many picnic and party foods are high in fat, salt, and sodium. All three are known to contribute to an increase in blood pressure and can exacerbate existing conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease … Continue reading Pack Up a Healthier Picnic