Ways to Get Exercise for Seniors

For the elderly it is often very difficult to get the recommended amount of exercise. Although it depends on certain restrictions such as age and limitations due to past injuries, it is recommended that seniors get 150 minutes of exercise per week. That can be broken down into 20 minutes a day for 7 days […]

Seniors and Pet Adoption: Good Idea or Bad?

New Jersey Senior Care News Should a senior consider adopting a pet? And if so, what kind of pet? Studies have shown that pet owners live longer. As loneliness is a major challenge for older people, adopting a pet makes good sense. Not only will a pet be a loving companion, but it will also […]

Pet Benefits for Aging Seniors

New Jersey Senior Care News Having a pet at a senior’s home may be just what the doctor ordered. A three-year study at the Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia showed that pet owners were healthier than non-owners. This finding could not be explained by such personal differences as cigarette smoking, diet, weight, or […]

Senior Meal Planning: What’s for Dinner?

New Jersey Senior Health & Lifestyles Nutrition and proper eating becomes more important as we age. As a result, menu planning becomes an important consideration. Here are some things to consider: Easy to chew and swallow: Digestive processes changes with age and seniors tend to produce 30% less saliva then they did while younger. Foods […]

Fun Activities for New Jersey Grandparents and Grandchildren

Maintaining close relationships with young grandchildren or great-grandchildren is important for the emotional health and well being of seniors. Here are some things to consider whether you live close or far away: When you live nearby Play dress-up. Go through your closet and set aside unused clothes for pretend play – the more vintage and […]

Learning to Manage Your Diabetes

New Jersey Home Care Issues Diabetes is an insidious disease that preys on older people. Type 2 diabetes, once known as “adult onset diabetes,” affects 90 – 95 percent of the more than 20 million Americans affected with diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2, 6.2 million remain unaware […]

Effects of Aging on Hearing, Vision and Other Senses

NJ Senior Health What to expect when the senses go One of the realities of aging is a progressive loss of the five senses.  Consider the following: Vision To see clearly, a 70-year-old eye needs three times more light than someone half that age. The first sign of a problem is usually trouble seeing at […]

Grandparenting: Fun Activities for Grandchildren and Grandparents

NJ Senior Living & Lifestyle Maintaining close relationships with grandchildren is important for the emotional health and well being of seniors.  Here are some things to consider whether you live close or far away: At home: Play dress-up. Go through your closet and set aside unused clothes for pretend play – the more vintage and […]

15 Fitness Tips for NJ Seniors

Senior Health & Fitness Exercise can help anyone, regardless of age.  Here are some things to consider in helping a senior get into shape: 1. Get a checkup Meet with your healthcare provider to see whether you will need to consider any special modifications before starting an exercise program. If necessary, get a clearance to […]

Elderly Exercise: It’s Never Too Late

NJ Senior Health & Fitness Physical activity is good for people at any age. Among elderly adults, falls are a common cause of injury and disability. Physical activity makes your bones and muscles stronger. When your muscles are strong, you are less likely to fall. If you do fall, strong bones are less likely to […]