Elder Care & Senior Safety

Grandparents with babies

Senior Assisted Living Communities: A Typical Day

Often times we’re asked about what a typical day might look like at Traditions Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. We’d love to share with you what that looks like.  While nothing is mandatory, our Program and Activities Calendar is filled with something for everyone.  Our focus is total wellness – physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and […]
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Selecting a Senior Community

The Benefits of Socialization

Spending more time alone and less time engaging in social situations tends to increase with age. This happens gradually as family members may become too busy and close friends experience similar restrictive conditions, such as a lack of energy, mobility limitations, and decreased health conditions. A diminishing social life for […]
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Heart health and heart disease

Celebrate American Heart Month by Adopting Heart-Healthy Habits!

February is American Heart Month! As many Americans vowed to improve their health at the start of the year, this is an ideal time to remind everyone to focus on their heart and adopt better lifestyle habits to improve their health. Declared by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson, the first American […]
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Flu virus and flu season

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures drop and everyone seems to be sniffling, coughing or sneezing. Some may only get a mild cold that results in congested sinuses whereas others may come down with more severe illnesses, such as the flu. This year’s flu is the harshest […]
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dealing with winter weather

Staying Safe in the Cold: Tips to Protect Yourself During Winter

For many, winter is a wonderland filled with fresh snowfall, a chance to hit the slopes and an excuse to curl up by the fire. On the other hand, cold temperatures, snow and ice can present many challenges, especially for seniors. Taking the necessary precautions and following these tips can […]
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A Simple Act of Heart Makes a Huge Impact

by Julie Podewitz, Chief Marketing Officer Traditions Senior Living My 87-year-old father was alone on Christmas.  He lives in Florida and until he moves to Tennessee to be closer to us next month, he is, by all accounts, alone.  My brothers and I call him regularly and have asked friends […]
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Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+ – AARP

by G. Oscar Anderson, AARP Research, September 2010 In order to better understand loneliness and social isolation among older adults, AARP commissioned a national survey of the 45+ population to examine these issues.  In addition to examining prevalence rates among older Americans, the study provides a descriptive profile of lonely […]
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Senior Couple in Sun Room

The Crisis of Caring for an Aging Loved One

The following data is from AARP (www.AARP.com) and addresses the crisis adult children face in caring for an older relative or friend.  Caring for an older relative or friend is now the “new normal” of family caregiving in the United States. Today, the “average” family caregiver in the United States […]
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Sugar gummy bear

6 Steps for Controlling Blood Sugar

Our bodies use energy from food in order to carry out everyday functions.  Once digested, this energy is in the form of glucose or blood sugar.  Blood sugar levels dip and peak in relation to eating patterns and types of foods eaten.  This cycle is maintained by the hormone insulin.  […]
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Senior in community holding railing

6 Steps to Minimize Falls

Injuries resulting from falls in older adults are a major public-health concern. They represent one of the main causes of longstanding pain, functional impairment, disability, and death in this population. The rate of these injuries is steadily increasing as the number of adults 65+ continues to grow. Many recommendations and […]
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