Wellness & Nutrition

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How to Embrace Your Elderhood

What is “Old?” Old age is relative. As human life expectancy continues to increase, people are living decades longer than what was once considered “old.” The exact figure is hard to define. What age is considered old to you? What does old mean to different people? A PEW Research Center survey showed that what people […]

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The Power of Mindfulness for Depression in Older Adults

Depression and Anxiety in Seniors Depression and anxiety in seniors is common, but that doesn’t mean it’s a normal part of aging. In older adults, many signs of depression can be misinterpreted as symptoms of a health condition, cognitive decline or medication side effect. As we age, people experience many important life changes that may […]

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Heart-Healthy Living Tips

Age-related heart changes The heart is an amazing organ that circulates blood and infuses our entire body and organs with vital oxygen and nutrients. Aging can cause changes in the heart and blood vessels, including arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and arrhythmias (rhythm disorders). As we age, blood vessels in the heart can become diseased […]

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The Flu and COVID: Why Vaccination is More Important than Ever

Getting a flu vaccine is always the first, best step in staying healthy through the prolonged flu season, which begins in the fall and can last well into spring. It’s even more important this year during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as health experts caution that it is possible have flu and COVID at the same […]

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Get Strong, Stay Strong! At-Home Exercise Tips for Seniors

Staying home to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t have to mean staying still. It’s more important than ever to get moving so that our bodies are as strong and flexible as possible. Research has shown that regular aerobic and strength exercises can reduce the risk of falls, maintain healthy muscles and joints, and […]

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American Heart Month: Know the Life-saving Signs and Symptoms

February is the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Month, a national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. At Belmont Village, we’re known for implementing Whole Brain Fitness throughout our programming and, fortunately, we know that what’s good for the brain is good for the heart. This month, we’re taking the […]

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Health Reminder: Flu Season Lingers through Spring

Though thankfully not as pervasive as in years past, the 2018-2019 flu season marches on and could stretch into May.

Tips to beat the heat for residents
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Summertime Safety: How Seniors Can Beat the Heat

Keep safe through the dog days of summer and beyond by following a few simple tips, from staying hydrated to limiting time outdoors during midday, and learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.

Tips for older adults, protecting the skin from UV rays is important for preventing sunburns and skin cancer.
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Senior Skin Health: Protecting Yourself from Skin Cancer

July is UV Safety Month. Stay safe in the sun with these tips.

Pets provide residents with comfort as they transition into a senior living community.
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Pets Can Make Us Happier and Healthier

Cats, dogs and other small animals have provided hundreds of residents with comfort as they transition into a senior living community.