St. Andrew’s Blog

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    5 Easy Chair Yoga Exercises for Seniors

    In the pursuit of holistic well-being as you age, many people may be in search of a low-impact form of exercise to help stay active and keep moving. Gentle chair yoga for seniors is a versatile exercise program perfect for older adults with limited mobility [...]

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    What are the Seven Dimensions of Wellness?

    Health is not just physical fitness— it's so much more. At St. Andrew's, providing comprehensive, whole-person care is intricately woven into our everyday approach. This is why we offer Vitality activity programming that incorporates all SEVEN dimensions of wellness. What are those, you ask?The Seven Dimensions [...]

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    Heart Health for Seniors — What You Need to Know

    One report from the American Heart Association (AHA) states that "[c]ardiovascular disease claims more lives each year in the U.S. than all forms of cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease combined." To put that into perspective, that means that heart disease is responsible for roughly 1 [...]

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    Downsizing for Seniors — Tips and Tricks

    Moving can be an exhilarating experience. It can also be stressful when it comes to managing the details of making a move, especially when downsizing, or moving from an older, larger home to a newer, smaller home, apartment, or senior living community. Making the move to [...]

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    Family Caregiver Resources You Need to Know About

    Most people will need some form of long-term care at some point in their lives. Many times the responsibilities of caregiving fall on family members. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding; however, it can also become overwhelming physically, mentally, and financially. While the caregiving [...]

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    Guide to Rehab Therapy for Seniors: Types, Benefits, and More

    Researching rehabilitation therapy is the first step to enhancing the overall quality of life in our older loved one’s. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the diverse types of therapy available, explore the specific benefits they offer to older adults, and showcase how [...]

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    75+ Assisted Living Questions to Ask

    As you embark on the journey of choosing the right assisted living community for you or your loved one, this guide will help you remember the must-ask questions when researching or touring from place to place. From understanding the atmosphere and available health and wellness services [...]

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    The Importance of Geriatric Dental Care

    Every part of the body is connected, which means an issue in one area can cause issues elsewhere. Dental health is an integral part of overall health; experts link poor oral hygiene with not just cavities, as many would expect, but also with an increased [...]

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    How to Prevent Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That means that taking steps to prevent heart disease—especially in older adults—is key to improving quality of life and improving longevity. The good [...]

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    What is Lewy Body Dementia? What You Need to Know

    More than a million people in the United States live with Lewy body dementia, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), making this condition a major public health concern. Despite it being one of the most common kinds of dementia, many people don’t know much [...]

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    Caregiver Guilt vs. Grief (And How to Manage)

    When a loved one takes on the role of a family caregiver for an aging parent, it initiates a journey filled with significant shifts in family member dynamics, unexpected lifestyle changes, and a spectrum of emotions. While many are prepared for the challenges and feelings [...]

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    Arts and Crafts Ideas for Seniors to Stay Sharp

    Our creativity and curiosity make us human, and that need to create and discover doesn't diminish when we age. In fact, it can be more important than ever to engage in the arts while aging. The benefits of creative activities for older adults are many [...]