Tag: health

Pets and Seniors – What a Perfect Mix!

Pets and Seniors – What a Perfect Mix!

There are many things to smile about at The Saybrook at Haddam, but the biggest smiles always appear when a four-legged furry friend is around.  We have several pets who call The Saybrook at Haddam “home” and we have regular animal visitors who brighten our days on so many levels.  You may have taken a Tai Chi class with Shasta, the visiting German Shepard, or spent time with Higgins, the spotted terrier, when he stops by to say hello.  Or you may have seen several resident dog-owners such as Angelo walking his cocker spaniel, Abby, or Hans and Heidi with their hound mix, Annie, or Janet with her little black cutie, Callie.  You already may even have met Skippy, the golden retriever that belongs to Kay and Charlie, two new residents.  And over in the cat department, you perhaps have seen Phyllis’s cat, Francie, who was the star of a recent advertisement from The Saybrook at Haddam, or Harry’s cat, Missy, or Barbara’s biblical friends, Adam and Eve.  These adorable pets are an important part of our community and we love having them around. Continue reading “Pets and Seniors – What a Perfect Mix!”

One More Look at Heart Health!

One More Look at Heart Health!

Heart Health Month – February – came and went quicker than we would have ever imagined! We hope you saw the heart health tips and information that we placed throughout The Saybrook at Haddam during this past month. This information focused on ways to maintain healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and weight levels, along with tips to improve physical activity and best manage medications.  Continue reading “One More Look at Heart Health!”

Going Red for Heart Health in February

Going Red for Heart Health in February

Ah, the heart.  It is truly what makes us who we are – and what carries us through our lives (literally and figuratively).  Expectant parents jump for joy upon hearing that first tiny heartbeat in the womb. Many happy romances begin with the rapid beating of the heart. Major life decisions are often judged by listening to the heart (and, of course, the head!). Therefore, it makes sense that we must, in turn, love and care for our hearts. Continue reading “Going Red for Heart Health in February”

Considering a Different Type of Snowbird This Winter

Considering a Different Type of Snowbird This Winter

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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”

Making Fitness Fun (Really Fun) for Seniors

Making Fitness Fun (Really Fun) for Seniors

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”

Drums are for Seniors!

Drums are for Seniors!

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!”