Dogs Versus Cats: Which Are Better Pets For Seniors?

Pets can be a great addition to any senior’s life. The tricky part comes when determining which kind of pet is right for them. While it’s been proven that pets can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, fight depression and even help seniors keep their mind sharp, we’ll be discussing the potential pros and cons elderly individuals face when making a decision between a new dog or cat companion. 

Top Outdoors Activities For Seniors

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, there’s no better place to spend the day than in the great outdoors. For seniors, heading outside to soak up the sun, exercise, or just enjoy the scenery can help keep their minds sharp while improving their moods and physical health all at the same time. Getting outdoors is even more important for those living alone who may not find reason to go outside often, and as a result become prone to isolation.

Easy Recipes For Seniors, Fall 2017

When the return of fall brings a chill in the air, you may feel ready to exchange your light summer recipes for menu options that are a bit more comforting. For healthy recipes that satisfy your cravings for comfort food, try out a few of the following ideas after the first cold front arrives. Below, you’ll find a selection of senior-friendly recipes for fall that require less than 40 minutes of prep time.

Twelve Potentially Life Saving Summer Safety Tips For The Elderly

It’s no secret that the weather in the Denver area can change from a downpour to blue skies in the blink of an eye. The same is true for the summer; with Denver and its surroundings being a mile or more above sea level, the intensity of the sun is magnified. For seniors, summer can be full of fun and relaxation, but it can also prove particularly dangerous without taking appropriate precautions. Here are twelve tips all seniors and caregivers should be aware of to stay safe in the summer heat:

Safety Modifications Every Senior Should Make To Their Home

Aging Americans, both with and without disabilities, who choose to live at home should be aware of the potential risks they may face. Beyond falling, which is the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans, seniors may find mundane tasks such as making dinner more difficult and dangerous than they recall. This is just one example of how seemingly risk-free activities could prove otherwise if you or your loved one is unprepared. Here, we list three crucial room modifications every senior should consider if they live at home:

Signs a Senior Citizen May Need Help with Daily Living

As we age we become more prone to physical and mental disease. According to the National Council on Aging, “approximately 92 percent of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77 percent have at least two.” Many times the signs and symptoms of these diseases go unnoticed and untreated. Identifying the signs that your loved one may need help with day-to-day activities is hard to spot if you don’t know what to look for.