Category: Senior Health and Wellness

Fire Safety Resources for Seniors

October is National Fire Prevention Awareness Month. For older adults, the risk of being harmed or fatally injured in a fire is more than double that of younger adults. When a senior reaches the age of 85 their risk climbs to nearly five times higher. That means that while seniors make up only 13% of … Continue reading Fire Safety Resources for Seniors

Guide to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Heart Health

Every September we celebrate World Heart Day, an additional way to help raise awareness 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 this troubling trend. Take … Continue reading Guide to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

The Emotional Side of De-Cluttering

Emotional Side of Decluttering

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 … Continue reading The Emotional Side of De-Cluttering

Dealing with Emotional Loss

Dealing with Emotional Loss

I am the primary caregiver for my aunt. She is my late-mother’s sister, and we have always been close to her. A few months ago, her husband of almost 50 years passed away unexpectedly, leaving her on her own for the first time. Within a few weeks of his funeral, we realized she just isn’t … Continue reading Dealing with Emotional Loss

Benefits of Journaling for Seniors

Benefits of Journaling for Seniors

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