Winterize to Prevent Falls

Originally published on the NCOA: Below are five simple steps that YOU can take today to reduce falls among older adults and adults with disabilities in your community. Continue Reading Article >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo Cherry Blossom Senior Living Traditions of …

National Senior Games Association Athlete of the Month

Originally published on NSGA: Betsy Hall is like many people who participate in Senior Games–she loves it so much, she is motivated to tell others to get involved and keeps after them until they do. The Ohio native was a late bloomer who did not participate in sports as a youth, but caught the running bug at age 45 after …

Say No to Raw Dough!

Originally published on the CDC: There are many special occasions through the year that are perfect to spend time with loved ones while preparing delicious baked foods in the kitchen. Follow these safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay healthy when handling raw dough. Continue Reading Article >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior …

When Answering the Phone Exposes You to Fraud

Originally published on The New York Times: These days, fewer frauds start with a knock on the front door or even someone’s home computer. Instead, there are signs that thieves are relying more on the telephone to entice people to part with cash, or vital private information. A recent examination of 50 billion mobile phone calls by First Orion, a provider of …

Older Adults: Here’s What Causes Hunchback – and How to Prevent It

Originally published on MSN: Kyphosis, a painful condition commonly known as “hunchback” is a physical deformation of the middle and upper spine, in which its natural curve increases, resulting in a “hunched over” posture. While the postural issue used to be a problem largely reserved for older women, in recent decades, kyphosis has become a significant health problem for older men and …

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Give Up the Keys?

Originally published on Administration on Aging: When it comes to safe driving, it’s not age but ability that matters. Be aware of your changing abilities. Continue Reading Article >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo Cherry Blossom Senior Living Traditions of Deerfield Highgrove at …

20 Essential Exercises for Older Adults

Originally published on MSN: Exercise can keep seniors healthy, active, and enjoying life. Older adults who are physically active have lower rates of mortality from all sorts of diseases, such as stroke, heart disease, and some cancers, and exercise is an effective management tool for those with arthritis, hypertension, and even dementia. Continue Reading Article >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple …

Measuring Your Fitness Progress

Originally published on Go4Life: How Can I Tell if I’m Getting More Fit? If you’ve been exercising regularly, you’ll soon be able to tell when it’s time to move ahead in your activities. Continue Reading Article >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo Cherry …

How Much Protein Do You Need After 50?

Originally published on AARP: Protein helps to keep our muscles strong, which is important for maintaining the balance and mobility needed to continue to live independently as we age. Yet, unlike with fruits and veggies, we may not focus on getting enough of this important nutrient. And recommendations on exactly how much protein older adults need vary. The current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for …