Category: Senior Health and Wellness

Exercises for More Energy


One of the biggest struggles I’ve had since growing “older” is maintaining my energy level. I just can’t do everything I want to in a day. Now that I’m retired and finally have time to pursue my hobbies, I’m just too tired most days. I think getting more exercise might help. But I’m not sure… Read more »

Volunteer Opportunities at Optalis

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Are you looking for ways to give back? Optalis has plenty of local volunteer work for you to put your talents to good use! Local Volunteer Work with Seniors While there are many centers that make up Optalis Healthcare in Ohio, if you were to visit any of them, you would notice something: no community… Read more »

Making Friends Later in Life

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My father passed away 7 months ago, and my mother is on her own for the first time in 51 years. She is moving to Columbus this summer to be closer to my family. I’m trying to find a few places she can go or organizations she can become involved with to help her make… Read more »

Rightsizing for Assisted Living

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The current generation of seniors is known for staying in their homes for many decades. When it is time to move on to a new chapter in life, helping them downsize can be a real challenge for their adult children. In fact, seniors and their families often cite this as a reason for putting off… Read more »

Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency

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Older adults in the Midwest are at higher risk for a vitamin D deficiency during the winter than their friends in southern climates. That is because most of us spend less time outdoors during the winter. Less exposure to sunlight means the body has less opportunity to produce vitamin D naturally. More and more studies… Read more »

Assisted Living at Cranberry Park

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Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? Cranberry Park’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… Read more »

Staying Active Indoors this Winter

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As we move into the colder months, staying active can seem difficult between the brutal cold and fears of falling alone. Many are looking for ways to stay active indoors out of the cold! We hear that statement often during the late fall and winters, and not just from seniors. Here we have a few… Read more »

Healthy Weight Gain Tips for Seniors

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Have you or your loved one lost weight recently without trying? Here are some helpful tips for healthy senior weight gain, as well as a look at some of the underlying issues the sudden weight loss may indicate. How to Help Older Adults Gain Weight in a Healthy Way If you or your parent is… 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 »