The key to living life well is living in an environment where everything is in place to make that happen for you. Here are 5 reasons why people who live in Life Plan Communities live longer, healthier and more vibrantly than people who don’t…
1. Life Plan Communities build environments that are rich in physical resources (such as walking trails, fitness centers, pools, game rooms, pubs, lounges, craft rooms, etc.). Residential settings with resources that promote every day physical activity are important to aging well.
To maintain your current fitness as you grow older, it’s important to make exercise part of your daily routine. Even a short period of inactivity can result in significant loss of fitness. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends working out at least 150 to 300 minutes per weeks, says John Graham, senior network administrator, Fitness & Sports Performance, St. Luke’s University Health Network. That equates to 30-60 minutes per day at least five days per week.
The stoppage is needed to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. After there is no longer a health risk, the program will again offer healthy $3.99 meals to adults 65 and older.
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When your loved one needs to find options for senior care, where should you turn? Anita T. of Bethlehem was in that situation. Her mom, Ruth, needed to find a community where she could live independently, but with help available if needed and within a budget that was comfortable for her. Anita called Mary Ann Pickell, a Certified Senior Advisor with CarePatrol of the Lehigh Valley and Upper Bucks. Mary Ann met with Anita to discuss the senior care needs Anita’s mom required as well as her health concerns.
By 2050 it is estimated that 32 million Americans will be living with some form of dementia. That puts tremendous pressure on us living in the Lehigh Valley community to help improve the lives of people living with diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Early Onset Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia, etc. Surely there are opportunities for people to move to memory care accommodations in the Lehigh Valley, but that is not the solution for the large majority of people living with these diseases. Family members want to provide care ‘at home’ for their loved one who is living with the disease, and long term care in a quality memory support care facility may not be financially feasible.
We have made great strides in preventing, detecting and treating colon cancer. Despite a steady decrease in colorectal cancer among older Americans, many more lives could be saved with appropriate screening and early treatment, says Mechu Mey Narayanan, MD.