Senior Housing Connection

How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Fall is here, temperatures are getting cooler, the holiday season is on its way, and unfortunately, we’ve also entered flu season. Cases of the flu tend to accelerate at this time of year, sometimes starting off seeming like nothing more than a common cold. Unlike a cold, though, the flu can resu...[READ MORE]

The Importance of a Great Community

Monday, September 28, 2020

When children are growing up, their parents encourage socialization, because they know that it’s important for their kids to learn how to connect with other people. The truth is, socialization is an important part of life no matter how old a person is. Every person has innate needs, and one of th...[READ MORE]

How to Practice Safe Social Distancing

Monday, August 31, 2020

It’s been a strange year, full of new concepts. Handshaking is out, distance learning is in, and social distancing is the big idea of the year. Do you know how to practice safe social distancing? Let’s review the basics to make sure you’re staying safe.First, why is social distancing important? I...[READ MORE]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in a Pandemic

Thursday, July 30, 2020

This has been a strange year, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made life very stressful for many people. In the midst of isolation and concern, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious. Sometimes isolation is necessary, because it’s important to slow the spread of the virus, but it’s equally import...[READ MORE]

Safe Exercises You Can Do At Home

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Are you getting enough exercise?  Regular physical activity is important for seniors because it helps maintain muscle mass, increase bone density, improve balance, posture and flexibility, and more. Fortunately, it’s not hard to get some exercise from the comfort of your own home. Any t...[READ MORE]

Ways to Stay in Touch When Loved Ones Can't Visit

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

These are unprecedented times in which we’re living, Parkwood Heights has been directed by the New York State Department of Health to stop all non-medical visitation until further notice. It’s a strange situation to not be able to see your friends and family in person. Social distancing can take ...[READ MORE]

Independent vs Enriched Living: Which is for Me?

Monday, April 27, 2020

If you’re an older adult considering moving to a senior living community, the choices can be confusing. Independent living and enriched living are terms that may be unfamiliar to you, and you may not know which one is the right fit. Ultimately, you’ll need to ask yourself how well you’re able to ...[READ MORE]

Things to Do When You Can't Go Outside

Monday, March 30, 2020

This is a strange time in our country’s history, in which people are staying in to help curtail a pandemic. At Parkwood Heights, the health and safety of our residents and employees are paramount, so we’re following the instructions of the New York State Department of Health and stopping all non-...[READ MORE]

Winter Fitness Tips for Seniors

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Are you getting enough exercise? Regular exercise is important to our health, but in the winter, exercising can be a challenge, especially for senior citizens. In fact, when it’s cold and wet out, the dangers of slippery sidewalks and icy parking lots can be more hazardous for seniors than exerci...[READ MORE]

Health Goals for 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Over the years our health goals change. There’s one thing we all have in common, regardless of age: we have the ability to chart a course towards a healthier lifestyle. What are your health goals for 2020? We have some suggestions that are perfect for seniors.Lose some weight. Obesity is an epide...[READ MORE]