Category: Senior Health and Wellness

Top 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

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A green thumb is a healthy thumb. Discover the benefits of gardening for seniors to inspire you during this growing season! 1. Gardening helps keep seniors active. Gardening is a way to get your whole body moving. As you plant, weed and water, you’re putting your whole body to work. For seniors, an added benefit… Read more »

Volunteer Opportunities at Optalis Healthcare

Are you looking for ways to give back? Optalis Healthcare has plenty of local volunteer work for you to put your talents to good use! Local Volunteer Work with Seniors There are several senior care communities that make up Optalis Healthcare across Ohio and Southeastern Michigan. However, if you were to visit all of them,… Read more »

Open Enrollment: Who, What, Why and How

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Many find that working your way through the Medicare Open Enrollment process for the first time can be very daunting! Seniors are bombarded with information by mail and even on television commercials but what information is actually necessary for open enrollment? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know to help make the most… Read more »

The Emotional Side of De-Cluttering

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We previously shared tips to help those who may be helping a senior loved one de-clutter their home. We focused on how to get started and shared tips for making the process go more smoothly. Now let’s tackle the emotional side of downsizing. Listening and Sharing Memories as You De-Clutter a Senior’s Home As you work… Read more »

Guide to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

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February is well known for being American Heart Health Month, a yearly awareness campaign created to alert people of the risk factors for heart-related illnesses and encourage them to take steps in protecting their heart. Optalis participates in various ways such as helping to educate adults on the disease and preventative ways to potentially reverse… Read more »

Staying Heart Healthy at Home

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Dear Tacy: My parents are both retired and starting to slow down a bit. I’m a little concerned that their more sedentary lifestyle is putting them at risk for heart problems. Do you have any tips you can share on how to keep your heart healthy as you grow older? Ruth Dear Ruth: I do!… Read more »