Senior Living News

Arbour Health Care Center opens in Austin

May 6, 2012 by , filed under: Nursing Homes 

The facility has large rooms and key common areas.

A new health care center providing skilled nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation services to seniors has opened in Austin.

The Arbour Health Care Center was opened by 40-year-old nonprofit organization Westminster Manor and includes common gathering areas, balconies, courtyards and larger rooms – the designs focussed on resident needs and requirements. Read more

Eat more fish to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

May 3, 2012 by , filed under: Senior Health 

Fish can prevent the accumulation of a protein in the brain that has a direct correlation with Alzheimer’s.

Eating fish could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.

Oily fish like mackerel and fresh tuna contain compounds called omega-3 fatty acids, which can lower the blood levels of a protein called beta-amyloid that has been linked to Alzheimer’s. People who suffer with the disease have clumps of this protein in their brains. Read more

Students raise $3,000 for Loose Senior Center

April 30, 2012 by , filed under: Senior Living 

Over $3,000 has been donated to the Loose Senior Citizens Center by Linden High School following a successful fundraising event.

The school held a bowl-a-thon at Holly Lanes to generate the extra cash required to rebuild the center’s main building after a fire last September.

A total of $3,042 was raised and 200 people took part in the event.

Senior falls can result in death

April 27, 2012 by , filed under: Senior Living 

Falls are the main cause of injury-related deaths among people over the age of 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A further two fifths of seniors suffer at least one fall every year and a quarter of those who sustain a hip fracture die. Half of seniors who fall never return to their old mobility level.

With one in eight Americans now over the age of 65 this issue is becoming increasingly worrying. Read more

Online Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center created by

April 26, 2012 by , filed under: Senior Health 

The resource will provide free information, health advice and nutritional guidance.

A Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center has been launched for women who are suffering with arthritis and need advice and guidance by a women’s health and wellness website called

Women are three times more likely to get this form of arthritis than men and there is no known cure. Elderly women are especially susceptible.

Edward Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer said: “RA is different from other types of wear-and-tear arthritis that occurs as people age. With RA, the immune system causes pain, swelling, and ultimately destruction of the joint tissues. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center gives women the tools to cope with the pain, reduce symptoms and find the best treatments.” Read more

Senior Center Without Walls launched

April 25, 2012 by , filed under: Senior Living 

New initiative set to provide seniors with access to more programs.

The Senior Center Without Walls initiative was launched by the Berks County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and the Secretary of Aging Brian Duke on Monday.

The scheme is essentially an outreach project that takes senior programs directly to neighborhoods where there are a significant number of elderly people in need.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony at Jamestown Village Community Room Mr Duke said: “Senior Center Without Walls is designed to go to the people and will help provide socialization and nutritious meals. We will be able to reach more older adults in more communities with this new program by using sites established through community partnerships.” Read more

Via Christi Village home for the elderly to open May 1st

April 21, 2012 by , filed under: Nursing Homes 

An open house will be held tomorrow.

Residents are set to move into the Via Christi Village home for the elderly at the start of May.

The Kansas care home was created following the merge of two nursing homes in Hays and Victoria. Both St. John’s of Hays and St. John’s of Victoria have been combined to provide seniors with a 96 bed facility, which is separated into six distinct areas to mirror the names of Ellis County communities. Read more

Active seniors have lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s

April 18, 2012 by , filed under: Senior Health 

Keeping busy with small tasks can help to sustain and improve memory function.

Seniors who keep active are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to the findings of a new study.

The research from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago showed that simple activities like cleaning can help to reduce the risk.

Just over 700 volunteers took part in the study with an average age of 82. All of the seniors wore a device to monitor their daily activity levels and 71 of the participants developed Alzheimer’s within three years. It was also found that the seniors who were the least active had double the risk of developing the disease. Read more

Pierce Senior Center to be turned into banqueting hall

April 12, 2012 by , filed under: Senior Living 

Privatisation means the facility cannot stay open.

The Pierce Senior Center in Flint is set to reduce its opening hours following the decision to privatise the golf course where it is located.

The Pierce Park Golf Course has been leased out to Flint City Golf and the center will now be used as a banqueting facility. However, it will stay open for at least 15 hours a week to provide seniors with a place to socialise and take part in specialists activities. None of the activities will be funded by the senior millage because the center has been downgraded to a Level 1 facility. Read more

North Baldwin Infirmary opens mental health centre for seniors

April 10, 2012 by , filed under: Senior Health 

The new facility will provide care for seniors with mental health issues.

A new inpatient mental health program has been opened for seniors at North Baldwin Infirmary in Alabama.

Adults over the age of 55 will receive 24 hour care throughout the week at the facility under the Senior Behavioral Health Program. It is hoped the center will provide treatment for seniors who suffer with mental health problems and require full time care.

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