The Top 3 Daily Reads for Senior News:
Senior Housing Forum: A Community I Would Live In
Author: Steve Moran
This is the kind of “I visited a senior living community” article I love to write. A number of months ago, I wrote about the great overnight stay experience I had at The Gatesworth in St. Louis. In that article I said this: I have a very short list (less than five) of senior living communities that are so cool, so amazing I would be glad to sign-up for living there sooner rather than later.
I want to start by saying [this visit] was fantastic, amazing, wonderful. It is a place I could see myself living and that is kind of a big deal because I am actually old enough to be eligible to live there. Kristen Hambleton picked me up at the Philly Airport and drove me to the community where I…
A Place for Mom: Lifelong Learning: Making Education Accessible to Seniors
Author: Kimberley Fowler
“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” — Albert Einstein
Whether you loved attending college or university, or wanted to attend but never had the opportunity, seniors should consider the benefits of going back to school. Learning at any age is extremely beneficial for the brain. When you learn something new, your brain grows new cells and builds new connections which has proven benefits for problem-solving and memory skills. Learning can help improve cognitive ability and memory function and can help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Learn more about how we can accomplish this by making education accessible to seniors.
U.S World and News Report: Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health
Author: Robert Preidt
Social ties are as important to your long-term health as exercise and healthy eating, a new study suggests.“Our analysis makes it clear that doctors, clinicians, and other health workers should redouble their efforts to help the public understand how important strong social bonds are throughout the course of all of our lives,” study co-author Yang Claire Yang, a professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, said in a university news release.
For the study, the investigators analyzed data from four surveys of Americans who ranged from adolescents to seniors. First, they looked at social integration, social support and social strain. They then evaluated four indicators of health — blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index and systemic inflammation — that are linked to heart disease, stroke, cancer and other diseases…