20 Joyful Holiday Activities For Seniors

So many studies point to the importance of staying mentally and physically active, as well as the difference socializing can make on your overall well-being. These are just some of the reasons we love this list of 20 holiday activities you can share with family and friends of all ages.    Originally published on DailyCaring: The holidays can be lots …

What would an age-friendly city look like?

If you could design your ideal present or future and the way you lived, what would it look like? Some people are taking things into their own hands and creating environments where seniors can thrive on regular interaction, knowledge exchange and fulfilling activities.    Originally published on The Guardian: “The first year was a bit like the first year of a …

Some of Our Favorite November Recipes from Memory Meals

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding Taste Profile Creamy sweet potatoes combine with bread, molasses and ginger for a delicious and nutritious dessert. Give your Brain a Boost with this Colorful Dish – and Make your Taste Buds Happy too. Beta-Carotene rich sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A, C and B6. The molasses adds iron and the ginger fights inflammation. OVEN …

Use the Holidays to Look for Signs of Memory Loss

William Mick | Oct 15, 2018 | Caregiver Support We come together during holidays. It’s a natural time for family gatherings, a chance to catch up with friends and relatives who you haven’t seen for a while. It also provides an opportunity to assess changes in the cognitive health of loved ones, an important step in early intervention and developing …

Talking Turkey as Part of a Brain Healthy Diet

William Mick | Oct 15, 2018 | General Health & Nutrition The holidays are turkey time in many households. This distinctively American centerpiece for any family feast is not only delicious, but also has some impressive health benefits for both the body and the brain. A food with all the fixings of a healthy diet. We can’t recommend high fat, …

How Religion and Spirituality Are Linked to Health in Seniors

William Mick | Nov 15, 2018 | Professional Insights The winter months include some of the most important religious holidays in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Since religion and spirituality play such a key role in the lives of seniors — and have an evidence-based effect on their physical and cognitive health — make sure you provide support for older adults during …

Helping Seniors Deal with Holiday Loneliness

William Mick | Nov 15, 2018 | Caregiver Support The holidays are a time of joy and laughter, with parties, songs and seemingly nonstop activities. But for seniors, it can be a period of loneliness and longing for bygone times. If you have seniors in your care, make sure you look for signs of holiday sadness and take steps to …

Leo Brown Group Breaks Ground on $15 Million Expansion of Northside Senior Living Community

  Leo Brown Group Breaks Ground on $15 Million Expansion of Northside Senior Living Community  Indianapolis, IN—Leo Brown Group, a leading developer, owner, and operator of senior living properties in the Midwest, announces the start of construction of a $15 Million expansion of its existing Traditions at North Willow senior living community located on West 86th Street, directly to the east …

Aging Parents & the Holidays: Time for “The Talk?”

As the holiday season begins, many adult children are preparing for their annual trip home to visit their aging parents or other older family members. One of the primary concerns leading up to any visit with aging loved ones is how they are managing daily activities in the home. More than often, there is the looming question of whether this …