Healthy Living

Staying Connected and Engaged at the Witherell

Healthy Living | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Besides all the steps we’ve taken to keep Witherell residents healthy during the COVID-19 emergency, our social workers, therapeutic recreation staff, and volunteer director have stepped up to the plate and are pouring their hearts into creating new routines and engaging activities for our residents. “Our dedicated therapeutic recreation staff is continuing to provide mentally…

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When Caregivers Also Need to Take Care

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Caring for our families comes naturally. So, it’s no surprise to note that about 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50+ in the last year, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. “It’s wonderful to care for someone who once cared for you. But, caregivers should also know the challenges of caregiving,…

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Friendships Make Seniors Healthier & Happier

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As the “aging at home” movement grows, an important concern has surfaced: new research shows that social isolation may be a precursor to memory loss. So, for seniors who choose to reside alone at home, cognitive decline may be a real possibility. The good news is that lifestyle improvements can make a significant difference. “As…

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Falls Prevention: Important Tips for Reducing Risk

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Did you know that every 11 seconds, an elderly person is treated in an emergency room for a fall? And, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the number one cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in seniors. From broken bones to traumatic brain injury, falls can have long lasting…

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Good Nutrition for a Happy Thanksgiving! By Nicolle Cucco, MS, RD, CDN

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Note: With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we tapped the Witherell’s registered dietician, Nicolle Cucco, to offer this advice on how to eat healthy and still enjoy Thanksgiving’s bounty. When it comes to the holidays, unless you have specific dietary restrictions, there is usually no need to avoid any foods! Consider this: the average weight gain…

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