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Fun Activities for Seniors in Sonoma County
Fun Activities for Seniors in Sonoma County
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on August 15, 2017

People often think getting healthy means going to the gym. However, there are many activities seniors can do at home to increase their physical and mental health. Finding activities to do at home also makes it easier for seniors to stay on track with their exercise regimen when they are sick. Here are a few healthy activities seniors can enjoy at home. 1. Start a Backyard Garden Gardening is an…

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Things that Cause Fatigue Among Older Adults in Sonoma County, CA
Things that Cause Fatigue Among Older Adults in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on August 1, 2017

Fatigue affects people of all ages, for different reasons, but it is not a normal part of aging. Fatigue in the elderly could be a sign that a bigger issue exists. Here are some of the common causes of fatigue among seniors.  Stress  Stress could lead to high levels of anxiety and even depression. However, too much stress can easily lead to fatigue in the golden years. When stress turns…

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Activities That Are Safe for Seniors with Limited Mobility in Sonoma County, CA
Activities That Are Safe for Seniors with Limited Mobility in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on July 18, 2017

Seniors who aren’t mentally and physically active experience higher rates of obesity, diabetes, depression, and social anxiety. Many caregivers have a difficult time coming up with fun, safe, and engaging activities for seniors who have limited mobility. If this sounds like your situation, take a look at these eight activities that can leave your loved one feeling happier and healthier.  1. Video Games Video games are no longer just for…

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Tips to Simplify Eating Out with an Aging Adult Who Has Parkinson's in Sonoma County, CA
Tips to Simplify Eating Out with an Aging Adult Who Has Parkinson's in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on July 4, 2017

Your senior loved one may have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but this doesn’t mean he or she has to remain confined to the home. It is a good idea to go out as much as possible. Consider taking your loved one to eat at a local restaurant for lunch or dinner. As a family caregiver, this is also a great way for you to get out and enjoy the…

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Debunking the Top Stereotypes About Aging Adults in Sonoma County, CA
Debunking the Top Stereotypes About Aging Adults in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on June 20, 2017

For years, being physically frail, feeble-minded, and alone were some of the many stereotypes people had about becoming older. People tend to overlook the fact that each senior is a unique individual and not every senior fits the stereotypes about aging. Older adults today are often enjoying healthy, exciting, and active lives. Aging Brings Dementia While various forms of dementia are typically associated with getting older, only 8 percent of…

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How Bingo Helps Aging Adults Stay Healthy in Sonoma County, CA
How Bingo Helps Aging Adults Stay Healthy in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on June 6, 2017

At first glance, bingo just looks like fun. However, seniors can receive quite a few benefits for their health by playing this game. As you discuss activities for your senior loved one to engage in, consider these reasons why bingo should be listed on his or her calendar. 1. Enhances Memory Retention It is important for seniors to keep their minds stimulated so they can retain their cognitive abilities. Bingo…

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Fun Activities for Aging Adults to Do Recreationally in Sonoma County, CA
Fun Activities for Aging Adults to Do Recreationally in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on May 23, 2017

Senior citizens need to be stimulated physically, mentally, and socially to maintain their health and prevent depression. Exciting activities can leave a positive impact on your loved one’s mental health and physical wellbeing. Here are a few local activities in Sonoma County your aging loved one can enjoy. 1. Ping Pong  The Healdsburg Senior Center at 133 Matheson Street hosts table tennis games every Friday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm. Playing…

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Healthy Foods for Seniors to Eat During Stroke Recovery in Sonoma County, CA
Healthy Foods for Seniors to Eat During Stroke Recovery in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on May 9, 2017

Proper nutrition is vital for older adults after experiencing a stroke because the body needs resources to promote healing. Adopting a healthier diet also reduces the risk of subsequent strokes. However, some seniors need assistance with meal prep and other important tasks. Senior stroke survivors can benefit greatly from receiving professional in-home stroke care. Sonoma County, CA, Home Care Assistance is committed to helping seniors and their families manage the…

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By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on April 18, 2017

Spending time outdoors is great for a senior’s mental and physical health. In addition to moving around and increasing their heart rate when they go outside, the sunshine can also help seniors produce enough vitamin D to keep their bones strong and organs healthy. Seniors living with medical conditions or limited mobility may find it difficult to stay active, but a professional caregiver can provide the encouragement and assistance they…

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Ways the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in Sonoma County, CA
Ways the SB833 Legislation Affects the Elderly in California in Sonoma County, CA
By Mary-Frances Walsh, 9:00 am on April 4, 2017

The SB833 legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown went into effect on January 1st, 2017. This legislation will impact Medi-Cal recipients and their beneficiaries. Here is a closer look at some of the benefits of SB833 and how it will impact California’s Estate Recovery program.  The History of Medicaid Generally referred to as Medi-Cal in California, Medicaid is a national program that provides health insurance to people over the age…

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