healthy aging

Therapeutic Recreation Is Fun and Flexible at the Witherell!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Safeguarding the health of our residents is number one. But we also know that an essential part of well-being, and an important tool in preventing cognitive decline, is keeping seniors mentally engaged and emotionally connected. So, we’ve gotten very creative lately! Even though group activities are restricted currently, our therapeutic recreation team continues to offer…

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Staying Vigilant is Important, Here’s Why

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As we continue to follow stay at home orders that include restricting visitors at The Nathaniel Witherell, it’s easy to get frustrated with the lack of connection to loved ones. But, it’s important to remember that this inconvenience is not only temporary, it’s critical to the health and well-being of everyone at the Witherell. According…

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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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Reducing Dementia Risk: New Studies Offer Hope

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, 152 million people are expected to have a diagnosis of dementia by 2050. While there’s currently no treatment to slow the progression of this debilitating condition, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal offers hope. Through a review of recent research studies, the Journal notes that there are things…

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