February is Heart Health Month, but the importance of heart health is relevant throughout the year. According to the American Heart Association, from 2013 to 2016, over 120 million Americans had some form of cardiovascular disease.
Over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and just over a quarter of those are aged 65 or older. That means that roughly 12 million seniors are currently living with diabetes in the United States alone.
Veterans served the United States, and regardless of their branch or length of service, they deserve a level of respect and veteran benefits from the country, fellow citizens, and especially their loved ones. With Veterans Day around the corner, we encourage you to take the time to honor and celebrate the senior veteran (or any veteran) in your life!
While some may assume that the only way to a healthy life is through strenuous exercise, it’s important to note that, that is not the case! There are plenty of activities or exercises that provide health benefits for seniors. The key to a healthy and happy lifestyle does not have to revolve around intense workouts or exercise solely. Senior health care can come off as an intimidating topic, but it shouldn’t be one. Oaks Senior Living would like to provide you with a few activities to ensure you are leading a happier and healthier lifestyle!
Who doesn’t want to live their best life? Well, in order to accomplish that you have to eat well, take care of yourself, get adequate sleep, and exercise regularly. Unfortunately, if you are in a wheelchair it can be somewhat discouraging when it comes to starting an exercise routine. The good news is at Oaks Senior Living, we are here to encourage you every step of the way. The best way to commit to wheelchair exercises is to grab your best friend as a workout partner! If your best friend is not in a wheelchair, or vice versa, the wheelchair can be substituted for sitting in a regular chair. So, grab your best friend and get started!
We all know that the springtime can see rising temperatures and an increase in pollen allergens. Simple factors like this can contribute to not wanting to be very mobile. Many of us look forward to flowers blooming and drinking iced tea on the porch, staying active during this season is also important. Everyone, including seniors, can benefit from engaging in some easy fun-filled activities that will go a long way towards overall health. Our Oak's activity director has created a list of 12 ways that you and your loved ones can stay active and healthy this season.
We officially welcome spring on March 20th. Winter and summer can both bring along their own dangers and challenges for seniors in Georgia and spring means a comfortable reprieve from extreme weather temperatures. Spring is a time that encourages renewed spirits and improved quality of life after being stuck indoors for months during winter. Looking for senior-friendly springtime activities to do in Georgia? Let’s look at some great options!
Wintertime poses a hard climate to stay active and have fun in, especially for seniors. Because seniors are stuck indoors because of the cold for a month at a time, their mental and physical health can often decline. So what's a senior to do?
A senior-friendly activity we recommend is gardening – yes even in the winter. December 5th marks World Soil Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about soil quality. One of the most vital parts of our ecosystem, soil affects everything from water and food to climate change.