It’s Spring, Get Outside!

It’s Spring, and all around the Cincinnati area you can see signs of it: temperatures are warming up into the 60s and the trees and flowers are blooming all over. It’s a great time of year to be outside, so if you’re an active senior, here are some great outdoor activities to do to shake off your winter blues and enjoy the beauty all around you!

Get Your Steps In

Walking is a great exercise activity for older adults. The health benefits are many, and it’s an activity you can do that is literally right outside your front door! 30 minutes a day is recommended by most sources, but if you haven’t walked vigorously in a while or are just starting out, aim for five minutes and build up from there. The AGS Health in Aging Foundation has an informative tip sheet on walking for wellness, check it out here. Read more

Getting Started with Backyard Bird Watching

There’s something very satisfying about attracting birds to your yard. It’s a rewarding hobby for older adults in retirement communities that they can share with their family and friends. These daily visitors bring color, activity, and sounds to your property that you would otherwise miss out on. A strategically placed bird feeder within sight of a dining room or living room window will provide hours of enjoyment for the active senior throughout the seasons. Getting started is easy and affordable, we’ve collected some tips below to get you started. Read more

Get Groceries and Fresh, Locally Sourced Foods Delivered to Your Door

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on businesses across the country. The quarantine restrictions placed on retail stores, movie theatres, restaurants, and bars have been devastating to many businesses. Other businesses, like restaurants, have adapted by offering easy home delivery either directly (think pizza), or through apps like DoorDash. Grocery stores in particular have innovated home delivery of groceries, saving you time and a trip. Active Cincinnati seniors living in retirement communities including villas and apartments have several options for home delivery of their groceries. We’ve put together a list of some supermarket chains in the Cincinnati area that are offering delivery. Read more

Exercises Older Adults Can Do in Your Living Room

The benefits of physical activity for older adults are many. Regular exercise can prevent or lessens many health problems, may improve mood and mental health, may lessen the risk of injury including falls by improving balance, and may help maintain a healthy body weight. Even those with chronic conditions may benefit from exercise in one form or another. The best part is that older adults can get adequate exercise during the winter months and during COVID quarantine without ever leaving home. As with all physical activity, please consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen to determine which activities are most suitable for you. Read more

Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues

 

Earlier this month, Punxsutawney Phil the famous weather predicting groundhog saw his shadow, which according to tradition means six more weeks of winter. By now, many of us living in the northern half of the United States are probably feeling the effects of being cooped up in our homes not only because of the winter weather and temperatures, but because of COVID-19 quarantines in effect throughout most of the country. Read more

Is this a Scam? Here’s What Every Senior Citizen Needs to Know

Even the closest senior citizens to us are not safe from scams. I was talking to my dad the other day and he said he and my mom have been getting things in the mail that they didn’t order.  After inquiring Read more

Who Really Decides if Moving to a Retirement Community is Right for You? The Senior Adult? Or the Adult Child?

I’ve been working in Senior Living for nearly 20 years helping new residents and their loved ones transition into a community. There is one question that comes up frequently, Read more

Can a Banana a Day Keep the Doctor Away? Check out these benefits!

According to experts, bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6, which is easily absorbed by your body and just one medium-sized banana can provide nearly a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs.  Read more

No More Stairs, Maintenance, Lawn Care – What is Worry Free Living?

Worry Free Living.  This can mean different things to different people. 

“Life becomes happy, delightful and enjoyable when you set yourself free from worries.”

Anonymous

It can happen at any age.  

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Making Your Estate Plan Work with your Resident Agreement at StoneBridge at Winton Woods

One of the questions we hear a lot from those interested in StoneBridge is what legal paperwork should be in place prior to move in. Questions include subjects such as obtaining entrance fee refunds in a timely manner, handling power of attorney, and how to handle last will and testament documents. You may be wondering how your current estate plan factors in. Read more