At ViewPointe assisted living in Colorado Springs, CO, you’ll find spacious assisted living apartments that you can easily make into an enjoyable home.We offer one-bedroom apartments with 650 square feet of living space that include separate bedroom and living spaces as well as kitchenettes, bathrooms and walk-in closets.Senior couples who want to make the move to assisted living together, those who would like more room to spread out or those who want companion or guest options might opt for the...
Kidney function declines with age, increasing the risk of kidney disease in older adults. Although you may not give your kidneys much thought on a day-to-day basis, these bean-shaped organs play an important role in keeping you healthy. If you're concerned about your kidneys, ask your doctor if these recommendations are right for someone with your health history.
Advances in technology have made it much easier to keep up with household chores, stay in touch with the people you love and perform everyday tasks. Some gadgets are especially good for helping people maintain active lifestyles as they age. Whether you need a better way to manage your medication regimen or an easier way to exercise, one of these gadgets might be able to help.
Many people, seniors included, are confused about the difference between a mail-order pharmacy and an online pharmacy. You might even hear some people use the terms interchangeably. Typically, a mail-order pharmacy contracts with your prescription insurance plan, and your insurer may also offer incentives to use that pharmacy. Online pharmacies aren't affiliated with your insurance company, and most don't accept any type of insurance, including Medicaid or Medicare.
Spring will soon surround the ViewPointe assisted living community. With spring comes many new growing things. Baby animals are synonymous with the Easter season for a reason: It sometimes seems like the entire world is being reborn.But the new buds and flowers — the spring chicks and baby bunnies — don't just represent newness. They represent growth. The world is always growing, but it's in spring that it's most clear to our eyes.
A Barna study that looked at how many people were actually reading popular books found that around 20% of American adults reported reading the Bible from front to back at least once. Even if you haven't ingested the Bible from front to back in a straight run of reading, if you're a senior of faith, you've probably read through much of the Bible in here-and-there study or reading throughout your life.
It takes just a few moments to compliment someone, but your kind words may linger in their thoughts for a while — possibly even years. A quick compliment shows someone you value them, and it provides a reminder that God has blessed them with wonderful qualities. Make it a habit to encourage your loved ones regularly with kind words, and feel free to dole out compliments to strangers, too. The cashier at the supermarket may appreciate your praise, and you can also offer kind words to your mail carrier, ViewPointe staff and fellow residents.
According to a Pew Research study, approximately 34% of seniors 65 and older use social media to reconnect with old friends and to stay in touch with family. Social media is also an excellent way to learn about new hobbies and interests, connect with people with similar interests and to stay up to date on new trends. If you're one of those seniors who enjoy being on social media or if you are interested in joining a site like Facebook or Instagram, you should understand the importance of privacy to keep your information secure.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance in your blood used to build healthy new cells. As you age, you are at an increased risk for high cholesterol levels. With high cholesterol, fatty deposits develop in the blood vessels that can cause a host of medical issues. The good news is high cholesterol can often be controlled naturally or without the use of medications. While it's necessary to see a physician before starting any medical program on your own, consider the following natural ways to lower your cholesterol.
It's no secret that exercise is a critical part of ongoing health. The right levels of movement can stave off some medical concerns and help treat others. And while aerobics or weight training aren't a magical answer to all that ails you, staying active can help improve your quality of life as you age. At the very least, a use-it-or-lose-it effect does apply to various parts of your body, and exercise helps you avoid losing muscle or functionality unnecessarily.