Smartphones for Seniors

In the past it was assumed that most older adults primarily used cell phones for security, but times are changing.  Recent studies suggest that more and more seniors are also interested in using smartphones for watching videos and keeping in touch with friends and family. In order to asses what an older person should look.. read more →

22 Nov 2016
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Should Grandma be on Facebook?

The younger generation might shy away from having their parents and grandparents meet them in the virtual world of Facebook, but in fact engaging in social media has many benefits for older adults.  As families mature often children and grandchildren no longer live near parents and grandparents.  Keeping in touch over the phone and through.. read more →

08 Nov 2016
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Seniors at the Polls – Leading by Example

Election Day is around the corner and just about everyone has an opinion. Senior citizens are no exception and actually have great relevance to the outcome of the elections. In a close election, as is projected for this upcoming November, every vote really does make a difference. While seniors may have divergent views and reside.. read more →

28 Oct 2016
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Changing Seasons

As fall approaches, it’s time to get ready for a new season. The change in season can be a lot fun but it can also bring about a shift in moods. Seniors should make sure to get as much sunlight as possible. It can be difficult to spend hours outdoors as the weather cools but.. read more →

28 Sep 2016
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Giving up car keys can be very difficult, but…

Inevitably at a certain point, a person (or their loved ones) needs to make the difficult decision that the time has come to stop driving. Giving up car keys can be very difficult, so the decision should be taken very seriously. Here are a few signs that you’re ready to pull over – for good… read more →

24 Aug 2016
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Seven Ways to Help Someone Transition to Assisted Living

Transitions are always difficult, permanent ones later in life are particularly challenging.  Here are a few tips to make thing a bit smoother. Familiarize the room Setup the new room with familiar items like pictures, albums or plants basically anything they are used to from their previous home.  These small touches can make a strange.. read more →

25 Jul 2016
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Snacks for Seniors

Healthy snacks are a great way to combat low sugar levels, and maintain energy throughout the day. Here are a number of ways that munching can enhance your day. Scroll down for some easy snack suggestions and bon appétit. Socializing – people love gathering around food. A nice spread of fresh fruit, vegetables, and warm.. read more →

23 Jun 2016
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Happy Residents Bring Music to our Ears

Recent studies have shown many benefits of music participation for senior citizens. It can have a dramatic effect on overall quality of life of older adults. Here are just some wonderful effects of playing and /or listening to music in the golden years. Wellbeing Musical participation has been linked to an overall sense of physical.. read more →

16 Jun 2016
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Fishy News About Brain Health

At Rockaway Care Center we strive to serve residents and healthy and tasty menu. Recent studies have shown that older adults at risk for dementia may benefit from eating fish. A group of 544 senior citizens in Chicago were studied from 2004-2013. Those who said that they ate fish one or more times a week.. read more →

01 Jun 2016
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The Many Benefits of Knitting

There is a resurgence of knitting and other needle crafting activities going on in America right now. Our residents are not alone in picking up the needle and wool – in fact The Craft Yarn Council reports that a third of women ages 25-35 now knit or crochet. Even men and school children are getting.. read more →

24 May 2016
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