Senior Housing Connection

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]

What We Give to Our Residents-Through the Holidays and Beyond

Thursday, December 12, 2019

  The holidays are an exciting time. A time of celebration and tradition, the holiday season is full of gatherings and good times with friends and family. It’s a season of wonder, and a season of giving, and at Parkwood Heights, we’re proud of all we give our residents. First, let’s ta...[READ MORE]

Senior Living Myths Debunked

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The old stereotype of grandmothers in rocking chairs and grandfathers bent over canes is hardly accurate in this day and age. As the Baby Boomers enter the next phase of their lives, they’re bringing a vibrancy to the golden years that blows those dated images out of the water. ...[READ MORE]

Importance of Preventative Health Screenings

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time in which women are reminded of the importance of annual mammograms. It’s equally important, though, to make sure you’re getting other preventative health screenings as well. Being proactive about your health can help you find prob...[READ MORE]

Tips for Enjoying the Benefits of Retirement

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

  Labor Day has come and gone, and for many people, it’s a well-earned break from the labors of everyday work. For those of us who have retired, on the other hand, it’s a day on the calendar when our family members may be able to join us in some of the leisure activities we’...[READ MORE]

Foods and Eating Tips to Keep You Healthy

Friday, August 16, 2019

Healthy food and a healthy body go hand in hand, especially as we age. In fact, the key to staying healthy well into our golden years may very well have to do with diet. Eating the right foods can help you manage chronic conditions so that you spend less time and money at the do...[READ MORE]

Warning Signs You or Your Loved One Shouldn't Live Alone

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

For most seniors, living at home is a priority. Almost 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to live in their own homes as long as possible, and that’s understandable, in a way. Familiar surroundings and a supportive community are beneficial to a senior’s well-being, but wha...[READ MORE]

Summer Health Risks and How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  Did you know that as our bodies age, they become less able to adequately respond to summer heat? This can be a serious problem, putting older people at a much higher risk of heat-related illnesses than younger people. These illnesses include heat stroke, heat edema, heat s...[READ MORE]