Category: Senior Health and Wellness

Top 10 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Being a family caregiver during frosty northern winters can be especially challenging. From power outages to slip and fall accidents on black ice, being prepared is key. Here are our top ten suggestions: Preparing for Winter Emergency Kit: Ice and snow storms can keep individuals stuck indoors for several days in a row. Make sure to … Continue reading Top 10 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Vitamin C Benefits for Seniors

Vitamin C Fruits

Vitamin C is typically associated with cold and flu season because it aides the body in fighting viruses. But it does so much more than just prevent colds, it’s also an essential nutrient in living and aging. Health Benefits Continued research shows evidence that vitamin C may help lower blood pressure as well as potential … Continue reading Vitamin C Benefits for Seniors

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