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!”
An interesting person is a curious one who never stops asking questions and never stops learning. For senior citizens who have spent a lifetime discovering new things, exploring the world around us, debating ideas, forming opinions, and experiencing much of what life has to offer – it is natural that learning should continue for as long as possible. Continue reading “The Importance of Being Curious”
Looking our best is a goal most of us try to maintain throughout every stage of our lives. Going to the hair salon gives our morale a happy lift – and makes us look and feel better. However, as we age, the simple task of getting out to the beauty parlor or barber shop can become more difficult. Some people need to rely on friends or family members to drive them to an appointment, others try to find a trusted hairdresser to come to their homes. Continue reading “Beauty Parlor Beauties! “
Questions about food quality, quantity and variety are tops for families and individuals considering moving into an independent or assisted living community. Having one great meal can give them a sample “taste” of the food, but can the quality hold up three meals a day over the long run? Continue reading “Be Honest … How is the Food?”
Shopping for things like food, clothing, gifts, household items is a pretty important part of everyday life. However, for people with dementia the simple act of shopping may become a major point of stress or confusion. Experts at the University of California in San Francisco say dementia patients “may want to buy things they do not need, spend more money than necessary, or shoplift.” Continue reading “Shopping Day a Great Success!”