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Staying In Touch With John Knox Village East

This is the John Knox Village East Blog where you can find information relevant to seniors.  This information ranges from updates to healthcare policy to ways to stay fit, active and engaged as you age.

Everything You Need To Know About Memory Care

There’s a difference between needing help with the activities of daily living (ADL) — bathing, dressing, managing medicines — and needing memory care. Assisted living is the level of care intended to help otherwise capable seniors with these ADLs. One of the first things to know about memory care is it’s a form of assisted […]

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8 Reasons To Join A Senior Fitness Program

It’s not a secret. Getting regular exercise can improve our health and boost how we feel. But if you’re still having trouble finding the motivation to get moving, maybe joining some group fitness classes as part of a senior fitness program can help. Not only are there a variety of senior fitness programs to choose […]

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5 Ideas For Summertime Fun With Grandkids

We all value the time we get to spend with our grandkids.  Here are some ideas to maximize summertime fun with them. Fishing Trips Water activities are summertime staples. While you’re out on the boat waiting for bites, you have plenty of time for quiet conversations. You can ask about their lives, tell them about […]

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How To Practice Emotional Wellness

What is Emotional Wellness for Seniors?  It’s a state of mind that’s calm, relaxed, open, present, reflective, creative and wise. Emotional wellness includes practicing self-care, fostering inner resources and resiliency, finding unique ways of coping with stressors, creating satisfying relationships, empathizing with others, being realistic about expectations and time, and knowing when to ask for […]

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Importance of Socialization For Seniors

For many older adults, staying connected and engaged isn’t as easy as it used to be. They’re not going into the office anymore. Their kids have their own busy lives or have moved away. And mobility problems, hearing loss, or poor vision make getting out difficult. Social isolation and loneliness pose serious health risks for […]

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Best Balance Exercises For Seniors

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the number one cause of injury among seniors. Hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries are the most common injuries.  Having a bad fall, however, is not an inevitable […]

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Alzheimer’s Or Memory Loss

Have you ever forgotten a word as you’re speaking — and the longer it takes to recall, the more you wonder, “Is this normal memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease?” Many seniors can feel easily distracted, have difficulty multitasking, or forget things more often. It’s very common to wonder if these instances are normal parts of […]

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The reward for years of prudent saving and wise investing is knowing you have the financial security to make the most of your golden years. To help protect your nest egg and ensure it lasts a lifetime, consider the following financial tips for seniors. Work with a Financial Advisor Besides offering advice on where to […]

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A healthy diet can help you lose weight, feel better, and reduce the risk of age-related conditions such as heart disease and stroke. But eating nutritious foods can also lower the risk of cognitive decline as we age. A team of researchers found that older adults who consumed the most nutritious food lowered their risk […]

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Healthy Living Tips

Having a healthy living plan consists of a few different areas to focus on.  Among these are proper nutrition, physical activity and creating a safe home.  Here are some tips for these different areas of emphasis. GOOD NUTRITION The sense of taste and thirst weakens with age, so boost the flavor profile of meals with […]

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