Senior Living Archives

Preparing your senior loved one for the autumn season

October 6, 2022

The autumnal equinox began on September 22, 2022. At the start of the fall season, the sun rises later and nightfall arrives sooner. Plenty of environmental changes occur, making it necessary to make adjustments and prepare a senior loved one for the cooler season. 1. Rake the leaves Crimson autumn leaves are a breathtaking sight…. [Read More]

How you feel about aging is important, here’s how to keep a positive attitude

September 15, 2022

By American Heart Association Is age really just a state of mind? Can a positive attitude really change the aging process? Perhaps not the number, but how we age might be. A growing body of research suggests a person’s mindset – how they feel about growing old – may predict how much longer and how… [Read More]

AARP Wisconsin: ‘Cooking with Seniors’ proposal wins AARP ‘Small Dollar, Big Impact’ grant

August 11, 2022

A proposal submitted by Heart 2 Heart Compassionate Widow’s Circles, Inc., to provide additional food, equipment, supplies, and a chef to facilitate two “Cooking with Seniors” classes has been selected to receive this month’s AARP Wisconsin “Small Dollar, Big Impact” grant. AARP Wisconsin is awarding one grant each month throughout 2022 to projects across the… [Read More]

Summer safety tips for seniors

July 14, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seniors are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses and injury. When we age, our bodies become less efficient at regulating temperature because older adults do not sweat as much as younger adults, and sweat is the body’s most important heat-regulating mechanism. Older adults also store fat… [Read More]

Why black aging matters, too

July 14, 2022

Old. Chronically ill. Black. People who fit this description are more likely to die from COVID-19 than any other group in the country. They are perishing quietly, out of sight, in homes and apartment buildings, senior housing complexes, nursing homes and hospitals, disproportionately poor, frail and ill, after enduring a lifetime of racism and its… [Read More]

Seven winter safety tips for seniors and their caregivers

January 27, 2022

During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses, especially for older people. While finding senior care to assist older adults on a regular basis can help keep them safe during any season, the following… [Read More]

Preparing your senior loved one for the autumn season

October 28, 2021

The autumnal equinox began on September 22, 2021. At the start of the fall season, the sun rises later and nightfall arrives sooner. Plenty of environmental changes occur, making it necessary to make adjustments and prepare a senior loved one for the cooler season. 1. Rake the leaves Crimson autumn leaves are a breathtaking sight…. [Read More]

A journey with Alzheimer’s

September 2, 2021

Recognizing the signs Wendy Smith was a caregiver for her father, Owen Grisham, during his six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She lived close to her parents and handled their finances and doctor’s visit. Leading up to his diagnosiss, there were many signs about his condition. Her father got lost driving, was forgetting things and his… [Read More]

Seven ways of finding joy in trying times

March 4, 2021

Throughout history, joy has made cameo appearances in hard times. While imprisoned in a concentration camp, Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl developed the joy and life-sustaining ideas in his influential book, Man’s Search for Meaning, that beauty, art and love need to co-exist amid devastation.* During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, there was a boom… [Read More]

How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely in your senior living community in 2020

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year. To keep COVID-19 transmission at bay, families will likely opt for smaller gatherings (and smaller turkeys) instead of the customary large get-togethers with relatives who’ve flown in from across the country. Unfortunately, this means that many seniors, who are at a heightened risk of developing… [Read More]