How to Help Your Parents Navigate Their Limitations

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 22, 2017 11:24:56 AM

You would think that the longer we live, the easier life would get. Unfortunately, as we age, we are faced with the fact that we can’t do everything we once could. As caregivers, we want to help our aging loved ones manage these limitations, but it can be difficult not to overstep boundaries. It is important to help them recognize where they may need support so that accidents don’t happen, but there are ways to help them navigate their limits are as they age.   

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Topics: Fall Prevention, Healthy Aging Tips

Senior Exercise: How to Stay Active Indoors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 7, 2017 4:01:33 PM

As we age, staying active is more important than ever. But with fluctuating weather, it may prove harder for your aging loved ones to fit exercise into their daily schedules. During the hot summer months, they may be unable to go for a walk outside due to high temperatures and threats of dehydration. In some areas, the same can be said of the colder winter months with the negative windchills and risks of ice.

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Secrets from the Kitchen: Food Tips for Seniors with Diabetes

Posted by The Goodman Group on Nov 2, 2017 2:12:37 PM

According to the American Diabetes Association, one in four seniors – approximately 12 million people age 65 and older – have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes in the United States. Maintaining a balanced diet can be difficult when glucose levels must remain steady. But what if we told you, you can be safe, healthy, and indulge in a piece of chocolate cake from time to time?

Mark Holmes, Director of Culinary Operations for The Goodman Group, provides tips on how to stay healthy when you have diabetes.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

Rock Steady: Creating Friendships and Fighting Parkinson's

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 12, 2017 10:57:58 AM

It may seem odd or even counter-intuitive to hear that someone with Parkinson’s disease is spending a lot of time at a boxing gym. Yet that’s exactly what members of the Rock Steady Boxing program do several times a week at Cypress Palms, an assisted living community at the Palms of Largo in Florida.

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Teaching Tech: Helping Seniors Learn Technology

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 7, 2017 12:28:20 PM

Keeping up with technology can be tough for anyone, even for the most tech-savvy. Yet it’s even harder for those who haven’t grown up with the amazing advancements in communication we see every day. Still, many seniors want to learn how to better use new technologies on the market.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

4 Tips for Maintaining a Balanced Senior Diet

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 29, 2017 4:54:24 PM

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for all of us. It’s doubly important for seniors. As we age, our ability to taste can change, staying hydrated can be a challenge, and convenience sometimes takes precedence over good nutrition. Here are a few simple tips to help seniors maintain a balanced diet.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

Meditation in Motion: Tai Chi and Senior Fitness

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 18, 2017 11:36:41 AM

The ancient martial art of Tai Chi has become very popular in the west in recent years. Often described as meditation in motion, it is especially popular and effective for seniors because the gentle, flowing movements can be done by almost anyone. Today, more than 200 million people practice Tai Chi daily. In China, Tai Chi is the national health exercise.

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

How Stretching Promotes Healthy Aging

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 25, 2017 10:52:19 AM

A lot of us like to start our morning with a cup of coffee. As you grab that cup o’ joe (or tea or OJ), think about starting your morning with a short stretching routine as well. You may be surprised to discover how just a few minutes of stretching can jump-start your morning and support your overall health and wellness!

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Movement Matters: The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 21, 2017 12:12:56 PM

Flowing, graceful movements. Relaxed breathing. Lowered blood pressure. Elevated mood. Relief from depression. A sense of peace. These have all been used to describe the process and benefits of Tai Chi, an ancient form of martial art from China. This is a popular activity at many of our managed senior living communities at The Goodman Group.

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Life Enrichment: How to Find Meaning and Happiness in Retirement

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 14, 2017 9:46:32 AM

They’re called The Golden Years because they give seniors more time to enjoy family, friends, travel, and other interests that they’ve developed over the years. That’s great news for many. Yet others aren’t as excited about retirement. They may have been devoted to their life’s work  and not have as many hobbies or interests ready and waiting to fulfill their sense of purpose. It’s not uncommon for some newly-retired seniors to declare, “I don’t know what to do with all this time!”

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips