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Stress relief in retirement

How to Reduce Stress and Really Relax During Retirement

Think you’re ready for a stress-free retirement? If you have saved enough to stretch your funds through your golden years, then you may be able to save yourself from one common form of stress. Even with your finances figured out, however, it can be helpful to prepare for some slightly smaller, yet significant, issues that can cause older adults stress during their golden years. Some of these stressors may even …

occupational therapy at Sunflower Communities

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Senior Centers

Senior centers aren’t just where older adults play card games – they are a place for socialization, enriching seniors’ health and more. Senior centers are an important community resource for older adults because they provide access to programs and services that promote health and independence. Senior centers serve a multitude of purposes, including meal and nutrition sites, screening clinics, recreational and fitness centers, volunteer coordinating clinics, and community meeting facilities. …

Addiction in the elderly

Addiction in the Elderly Population

Drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a rapidly growing health problem in the United States. Addiction among people 65 and up is often underestimated and under-diagnosed, which can prevent them from getting the help they need. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, substance abuse among senior citizens can be classified into two general forms: the “hardy survivor,” or those who have been abusing substances …

Benefits of drinking tea

Does Green Tea Reduce the Risk of Cancer?

According to the National Cancer Institute, tea is one of the most ancient and popular beverages consumed around the world. It’s said that tea can be used to prevent cancer, however the UK Research Center for Cancer claims there is not enough evidence that supports the statement that green tea can reduce the risk for cancer. However there are many benefits to drinking tea. Compounds in green tea can improve …

10 Ways to Achieve a Stress-Free Holiday

We know the holidays can be stressful. Here are some helpful tips to lessen that stress. And as you make your to-do-list, we ask you to consider sending a card/photo, and/or planning a visit to a loved one in an assisted living or memory care community. Read More. 

Veterans Day is November 11th

We would like to honor all the women and men who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Here’s a bit more about the history of Veterans Day. Read More. 

Seniors taking medication

Three Tips for Organizing Your Medications

Having your medication organized is really important, especially when you have a hectic schedule. Clutter is often the culprit when it comes to disorganization. It can be stressful, resulting in feelings of anxiety. During a long illness, there are lots of papers, forms, invoices, bills, medical reports, etc., to deal with. It’s essential to organize that physical clutter to avoid mistakes in taking your medications. By following these three tips …

Vitamin A and Skin Cancer

New studies suggest that getting more vitamin A in your diet is tied to a lower risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer. Read More.

Assisted Living Week is September 8-14, 2019

National Assisted Living Week is an opportunity to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. We have lots of special plans as we celebrate throughout the week. Read More.

National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week is August 4-10, 2019. It seeks to raise awareness about the work being done to address the most pressing health care issues in our communities. Read More. 

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