Reading is the perfect fall past-time. If it’s too cold, read inside with a cup of tea. If the weather is good, read under a tree with leaves falling around you. Some readers might have high ambitions for this reading season and want to maximize fall reading — especially if they need to catch up on a Goodreads reading goal! Here are six ways to read more this fall, whether you're doing so from a cozy assisted living apartment or any other location.
One of the perks of being a grandparent is getting to experience life through the eyes of a child again. Play is a great way to connect with your grandkids when they come for a visit. Whether it be a gift for the holidays, a birthday or just for fun, what better way to encourage play than with toys?Toys have changed a lot over the last few decades, and there are so many options on the market. Unless there's a specific request, it's hard to know what kind of toys to buy. Age, interest and budget come into play, and you want to make sure the toys you pick are appropriate for that sweet grandchild of yours. You also want to ensure you buy something that will be loved — not just tossed to the side in two minutes. Here is a list of five types of toys your grandkids are sure to love and enjoy!
Summer is a great time for gardening because it provides you with the opportunity to enjoy plenty of sunshine and warm weather. Summer gardening can also provide ample opportunity to cultivate bold, bright blooms, bountiful fruit and vegetable gardens or lush greenery in a raised garden bed. However, summer is also a season of pests and unpredictable weather. As such, summer gardening tips for older adults are as much about safety as they are about some tricks to cultivate the garden of your dreams.
Cognitive decline is a natural part of aging, but you can likely stave off and reduce some of the effects. Staying as sharp as a tack may be as simple as enjoying some games. Whether you play with fellow Collinwood assisted living community residents, family or online, brain games hold many benefits.
Did you know that 8 hours of sleep a night is not the optimal amount for every person? How much sleep you need for optimal functionality and health actually depends on a variety of factors, including your age, overall health and what you do during the day. Find out more about how much sleep you should be getting as an older adult, what some barriers to sleep are for seniors and how to improve your sleep.
For those who don't know, Emotional Support Animals, or ESAs, are pets that offer mental and emotional comfort to owners who require their company on a daily basis. Although a service dog is the most common type of pet among ESAs, it's possible to request that cats or less common animals become ESAs if they appear to significantly improve your overall mood and mental health.
You can probably remember a time when you, your family or your caregiver forgot about your medications. It's easy to get caught up in the activity around you and forget to take your medication—this is true for people of all ages. But for many prescriptions to be effective, a consistent medication routine is required. Keeping track of your medication is important for maintaining your health in a safe way. Here are six tips to help you establish a proper medication routine.
CBD oils and other related products are a health trend across the country and not just in Colorado, which has some of the more lax laws on cannabis products. But what is CBD and is this something that seniors should consider for managing their own health and wellness? Find out more about CBD below and what potential benefits it can offer.
Subscription boxes are extremely popular. In 2019, slightly more than half of all consumers said they received regular subscription boxes, and that’s before the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders increased the demand for treats and entertainment delivered to consumer doorsteps. But whether you’re looking to show someone you care during a pandemic or you simply want to buy yourself a fun treat to look forward to, subscription boxes can be a great purchase at any time. Find out more about these boxes below and how they can be an ideal gift or investment for someone in an assisted living community.