HONORING TRADITION: EMBRACING THE SPIRIT AT HOLIDAY TIME

HONORING TRADITION: EMBRACING THE SPIRIT AT HOLIDAY TIME

The holiday season can be full of joy, but it happens to be at a time of year that gets colder and darker by the day. Even the brightest of spirits can be dampened by so much darkness. Between the weather and the stress, for seniors, the holiday season can go from...

HEALTHY AGING: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW TO DO IT

HEALTHY AGING: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW TO DO IT

September is Healthy Aging Month. At Chatham Place, September is a time to focus on the physical and mental strength of our bodies as we age.  HEALTHY AGING TIP #1: SUPPORT YOUR MIND AND BODY   We all agree—our bodies are different than they were 20 years ago. So...

AGING DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN STAYING IN PLACE

AGING DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN STAYING IN PLACE

Getting older doesn’t have to mean abandoning your freedom! After all, you’ve got places to go and people to see. How you get there might change over time, but you still want to make it to every grandchild’s birthday and doctor’s appointment…without worrying.  ...

SENIOR CARE FOR THE PHASES OF CHANGE

SENIOR CARE FOR THE PHASES OF CHANGE

One thing is true: throughout our lives, our needs change. At various times, we may require more (or less) support. There are times when we are independent and can prepare our own meals and shop for ourselves. Then other times, perhaps after a fall or injury, we might...

BETTER MENTAL HEALTH FOR SENIORS

BETTER MENTAL HEALTH FOR SENIORS

Mental health MATTERS! Today more than ever, older adults are facing chronic stress, which negatively impacts the mind, body, and spirit. The good news is, there are simple strategies that can help you improve your mental health. In celebration of Mental Health...

STRESS IN SENIORS: WHAT IT DOES AND HOW TO STOP IT

STRESS IN SENIORS: WHAT IT DOES AND HOW TO STOP IT

Stress is normal– it’s the body’s response to challenging or dangerous situations. However, when stress levels don’t subside, the body and mind are uniquely impacted. The reality is older adults are facing more chronic stress than ever before due to physical and...

5 EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT BRAIN HEALTH WITH GOOD NUTRITION

5 EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT BRAIN HEALTH WITH GOOD NUTRITION

Did you know that the brain uses more energy than any other organ in our bodies? It's true! In fact, about 25% of the food we eat actually goes directly to supporting our brain's function. That is no surprise when we remember that our brains control many different...

HOW ASSISTED LIVING ACTUALLY PROMOTES INDEPENDENCE

HOW ASSISTED LIVING ACTUALLY PROMOTES INDEPENDENCE

When we think of Assisted Living, Independence is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. But nothing could be further from the truth!  Assisted Living actually helps seniors be MORE independent than they can be at home. Here’s why:   1) SENIORS AT HOME...

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR SENIORS

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR SENIORS

Staying active is important because it helps us lead healthier and more enjoyable lives. Not only do we feel better mentally and physically, we reduce the risk for common diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and heart disease.  Staying active can help us stay...