Five Ways Seniors Can Stay Happy and Healthy While Self-Isolating

Senior woman on laptop

Everyone has a part to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the most vulnerable from the disease—which is why we must practice social distancing right now. Just because you have to stay home for your own good doesn’t mean you can’t have a front-row seat to life’s pleasures and inspirations. Here are… Read more »

Remote Medical Visits Can Protect Your Health and Help Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

Telehealth appointment

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States like wildfire, sitting in a doctor’s waiting room with other patients—some of whom may be infected with this novel coronavirus—can be dangerous to your health. Luckily, in this era of social distancing, you can get treated for mild and most moderate symptoms of COVID-19 without having to step… Read more »

Winter Activities Popular at Blakeford

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Winter is often a challenging time of year for people of all ages, but it can be particularly difficult for seniors. With limited daylight, colder temperatures and gray skies, winter is downright gloomy. Unfortunately, for people who suffer from depression, or those who are more susceptible to it – like seniors – this time of… Read more »

Functional Fitness: Keeping Independent as You Age

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Although exercise is no panacea for some of the challenging conditions associated with aging, it’s far and away the best tool we have. Regular physical activity can slow down the loss of muscle mass, help you lose weight, manage your pain, reduce the risk of falls, and help stave off heart disease. Exercise can also… Read more »

The Joys Grandchildren Bring to Seniors

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One of the great joys of a grandparent’s life is spending time with their grandchildren. As children get older and family schedules become more complicated to balance, it’s important to carve out time and include the younger generation in family visits, whether grandparents live at home or in a senior living community. You may be… Read more »

Beating the Post-Holiday Blues

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Now that the holidays are over, would you rather snuggle in bed under a warm comforter instead of getting up and facing yet another cold and dark day? If so, you may be one of the estimated 10 million Americans with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), more commonly referred to as the winter blues. Signs you… Read more »

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Seniors in Your Life

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Holiday shopping is tough enough, but when trying to pick out a gift for a senior in your life that is both practical and enjoyable, it can seem impossible! Seniors have received many holiday gifts over their lifetime, so how do you select a gift that stands out? From gifts for the home to health… Read more »

Holiday Light: The Beauty of Traditions

Holiday Lights blakeford at green hills

I love seeing all the holiday lights come out. I love the brightly lit trees, the candles, streetlights, storefronts….well, all of it! The lights are especially a welcome sight this time of year. In this part of the world the daytime is short and the nighttime is at its longest. Darkness seems to dominate the… Read more »