Falls Prevention: Keeping older adults safe and active

Originally published on National Council on Aging: Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number …

Growing movement uses power of music in Alzheimer’s treatment

Originally published on NBC News: Dozens of choirs have been founded nationwide for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The goal is help exercise the brain, reduce anxiety and foster new friendships through the power of song. Watch Video > OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at …

Anger May Be Harming Your Health

Originally published on AARP: Everyone wrestles with anger now and then, and that’s not all bad. After all, the emotion has an upside as a call to action or motivator for change. But if you find yourself consistently tense, often irritated or increasingly intolerant of much of what life throws at you, you may be experiencing the type of anger …

Work Your Way to Making Friends From Other Generations

Originally published on AARP: Work isn’t just a way to make money. It’s also a great place to make friends, especially with people who are significantly younger or older than you, new research from AARP says. According to a survey of 1,500 people age 18 and older, 37 percent of adults say they have a close friend who is at least 15 years …

Want to keep your brain sharp in old age? Go back to school

Originally published on NBC News: New research shows the brain has the ability to function well — and even excel — in old age. The secret? Keep learning. “Learning is the mechanism for development no matter how old you are,” said Rachel Wu, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of California Riverside and the author of research published …