With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many couples are trying to come up with the perfect way to celebrate each other's love. If you are a couple who has been together for a long time, it may feel like you are running out of new and exciting things to do together. This Valentine's Day, why not try something out of the ordinary you may not have thought of doing before? We've put together 10 date ideas sure to impress your loved one!
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time for getting the word out about this disease that is the top cause of preventable blindness. Have you had your eyes checked lately? More than 3 million Americans currently suffer from glaucoma, a disease that is alarming for its stealth and severity. Known as “the sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma often shows no symptoms until some portion of vision is permanently lost.
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Moving to a new city can be an experience that’s both exciting and a little uncomfortable, especially for seniors. If you’ve recently moved to a senior living community, you may have had to leave a familiar area behind for an unfamiliar place. Finding new ways to navigate your surroundings can be a challenge, but if you have moved to an area like Allentown, PA, you can find a number of senior-friendly travel options.
What is meditation? Meditation is an extremely ambiguous term that we often hear thrown around frequently in our society. If you ask someone to define meditation, you are bound to get many different answers, but the central concept to take with you is that it's all about finding awareness and perspective through mindfulness. But, what is mindfulness? When you are practicing mindfulness (which I've found lends itself hand and hand to meditation) you are present, rested in the here and now, and fully engaged in the moment.
Loneliness. It’s a feeling that just about everyone is familiar with. I’m sure we’ve all had a time where we’re just feeling lonely and wish we had someone to talk to. For some people, particularly seniors, this feeling is a way of life. According to the 2014 U.S. Census, 34 percent of people aged 65 or older live alone. There are many people in this world that do not have close family or a support system in place. In this case, living alone can become incredibly difficult when there are no friends or family to reach out to. Loneliness is a risk factor in seniors that may cause illness, depression or even death.
As the weather gets warmer, people often find themselves spending more time outdoors than they did in the past months. Summer is right around the corner, which brings the promise of afternoon walks, water activities, and picnics. The opportunities are endless! With these activities also come the dangers of the sun's harmful rays. In this blog post, we look at some easy ways to protect your skin during the summer months, along with some common misconceptions about skin protection!