From November through the New Year, most families are focused on celebrations, traditions, entertaining and time with family. As time passes and life changes occur, the holiday season should be a steady source of happiness and love (with a small dose of frenzied madness along the way). Continue reading “Holiday Traditions Still Being Made at The Saybrook at Haddam”
As we rapidly speed through the colorful and brisk autumn months, many adults are faced with the task of ensuring their parents or elderly loved ones are prepared for the long winter ahead. This can mean hiring a plow service, having groceries delivered, being sure there is plenty of home fuel on hand, and being sure someone is available to safely drive seniors to doctor’s appointments or to run errands. Continue reading “Considering a Different Type of Snowbird This Winter”
Many seniors enjoy their retirement years pursuing the hobbies and interests they have loved throughout their lives. For some people, retirement finally provides time to finish that long list of books they have been meaning to get to.
Beyond the simple act of enjoying a wonderful story or gaining insight through non-fiction, reading has many upsides for older adults. Continue reading “A Brief Tribute to the Love of the Book!”
Volleyball has become a favorite sport for seniors at The Saybrook at Haddam – and boy, do we have fun! Well, we may be sitting in chairs and playing with a balloon instead of a real volleyball but other than that, the idea is the same: We work together to get the ball over the “net” to the other team. The other big difference is that we play for laughs and not for score! Continue reading “Making Fitness Fun (Really Fun) for Seniors”
During retirement years, seniors are given the gift of time to fulfill longstanding (or new) goals and ambitions. For many seniors, this means finally having the time to engage in the arts.
It turns out, this could be one of the healthiest decisions a senior can make. Continue reading “The Amazing Health Benefits of Creative Seniors”
Last weekend, The Saybrook at Haddam participated in a wonderful event: The Hartford Courant’s Transitions Living & Planning Expo for Active Adults and Seniors. We had an informational booth to “introduce” visitors to our retirement, assisted living, and memory care community – and were happy to meet so many people who were researching options available to them and their family members. Continue reading “A Day Just for Thinking About Retirement”
Recently, percussionist Tracey Kroll visited The Saybrook at Haddam to host our first drum circle. His energizing program, “Drumming for Health,” allowed residents the chance to find their own inner rhythm by playing hand drums. It was a unique and fun evening (one we will definitely host again) – and got us to thinking a little more about the connection between music and health. Continue reading “Drums are for Seniors!”