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12 Ways to Support Senior Veterans

By Hal Cranmer | November 9, 2017 | 0

The reason Americans proudly declare that America is ‘the land of the free and home of the brave’ is because of a special set of people who bravely fought for the country we all […]

Northwest Valley Connect: Senior Transportation Made Easy

By Hal Cranmer | November 2, 2017 | 0

Aging is inevitable and there will come a time where it will be physically impossible for people to get on with their daily routine without much assistance. It is undeniable […]

MusicGlove: Helping Stroke Victims Recover

By Hal Cranmer | October 27, 2017 | 0

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the US. It also kills more than 130,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 700,000 people suffer from a […]

Five Tips for Aging Well 

By Hal Cranmer | October 19, 2017 | 0

Nearly everyone has met an older man or woman who seems to have a zest for life. These individuals have tapped into the secret of aging well – not just […]

Personal Chef to Go: Fresh Meals Delivered to You

By Hal Cranmer | October 12, 2017 | 0

When it comes to malnutrition, seniors are the most vulnerable. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, one out of four American seniors suffer from poor nutrition. 80% of people aged […]

Understanding Dementia Care Needs

By Hal Cranmer | October 6, 2017 | 0

When dementia begins to set in, you may notice disturbing new behaviors in your aging loved one. Dementia doesn’t just bring about memory loss, and the secondary symptoms associated with dementia […]

Sharpen Your Mind

By Hal Cranmer | September 28, 2017 | 0

Many seniors are understandably anxious about the prospect of dealing with cognitive decline, and especially serious conditions such as incurable dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are ways to slow the […]

1200 Calorie Diet for Diabetics

By Hal Cranmer | September 21, 2017 | 0

When diagnosed with diabetes, it is crucial to watch what you eat. Limiting calories to 1200 a day can have some great health benefits as well, without feeling like you have […]

Six Things to Help Protect Your Eyesight

By Hal Cranmer | September 14, 2017 | 0

If you’re over age 40, chances are you are dealing with some degree of presbyopia. This complex term refers to the natural changes that occur with aging eyes. Presbyopia makes it […]

The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

By Hal Cranmer | September 7, 2017 | 0

Statins are a specific type of drug that are usually prescribed by doctors to help lower patients’ cholesterol level in the blood. The makers of the Statin drugs also claim […]

5 Widespread Myths People Harbor About Hospice

By Hal Cranmer | September 1, 2017 | 0

Our homes work with several top-notch Hospice companies. One of our favorites is Hospice of the West. The Chief Administrative Officer for Hospice of the West was gracious enough to […]

Age Well with These Five Superfoods

By Hal Cranmer | August 31, 2017 | 0

Maintaining a healthy overall diet is an essential element to remaining healthy as you age. But consuming these five superfoods can kick your physical health and cognitive functioning up to the […]

7 Basic Tai Chi Exercises for Seniors

By Hal Cranmer | August 24, 2017 | 0

When you think of martial arts, you inevitably think of kicking, punching, rigorous training and body contact. Most martial arts involve vigorous fighting techniques. But there is an ancient martial […]

What is Memory Care?

By Hal Cranmer | August 17, 2017 | 0

The reality is that memory loss is not a new phenomena, even though Alzheimer’s disease and general dementia are often in today’s headlines. In 1906, a woman passed away from ‘an […]

7 Best Fruits for Diabetics

By Hal Cranmer | August 10, 2017 | 1

In a healthy diabetic diet, you can actually eat whatever you want, as long as it is in moderation and your blood sugar level is within the target range. If you are craving an […]

The Importance of Preventing Isolation as We Age

By Hal Cranmer | August 3, 2017 | 0

Staying social as we age is vital for our health and longevity. A person’s social network can very easily get smaller as we age—retiring from work, friends and family passing […]

3 Best Ways to Handle Grandparent’s UTIs

By Hal Cranmer | July 28, 2017 | 0

Most of us do not think much about Urinary Tract Infection but this infection can be a serious threat to your health. If not treated immediately, UTIs can lead to […]

Managing Stress

By Hal Cranmer | July 24, 2017 | 0

In recent years, doctors and researchers have started to better understand how stress impacts the body. Ongoing stress can be bad for your mental and physical health, resulting in conditions […]

9 Easy Resistance Band Exercises for Seniors

By Hal Cranmer | July 13, 2017 | 0

Resistance training or strength training is an exercise that enhances your muscular strength and endurance. During resistance training, you force your muscles to move against tension provided by your body […]

5 Best ways to Reverse Borderline Diabetes

By Hal Cranmer | June 23, 2017 | 0

5 Best Borderline Diabetic Prevention Techniques We’ve always been told that too much of a good thing is bad for us. And while we’re led to believe that candies can […]