Aging

Want to have a healthier 2022? Same here!  So, Senior Planet polled our best experts and asked: What’s a smart health move for 2022? They all had solid suggestions. Ditch the Resolutions.  Yes, yes, we know, what’s New Year’s without resolutions….and, a few weeks later, moping about broken resolutions? Forget resolutions, suggests Janet M. Harvey,
0 Comments
Atopic dermatitis (AD) may be especially active and severe among older adults, and it may be associated with increased risk of comorbid conditions common in later stages of life, including osteoporosis, dementia, and cardiovascular disease. During the Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis virtual symposium, Katrina Abuabara, MD, highlighted the epidemiology and burden of AD among older adults. She
0 Comments
Marley Majcher, better known as the Party Goddess,  plans events big and small, often for celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan (James Bond, Mamma Mia) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, America’s Got Talent). But COVID has thrown her—as well as we everyday hosts and hostesses—a frustrating curveball. The burning seasonal question is: How to host a
0 Comments
Posted on December 17, 2021 by Admin For many, winter is the happiest time of the year. Families gather for the holidays and friends celebrate as they usher in another new year. Winter can also be a difficult time for older adults. The onset of cold weather can create hazardous conditions outside, and people often prefer to stay home when it’s
0 Comments
En las primeras etapas de la pandemia, le pedimos a la experta en gratitud, Antonia Albany, que compartiera algunos pensamientos sobre cómo permanecer agradecido en circunstancias difíciles. Estamos repasando sus pensamientos, que son tan relevantes este año como lo fueron el año pasado. Durante nueve largos meses de COVID, hemos hecho todo lo posible para
0 Comments
Posted on December 9, 2021 by Admin “After all that you’ve done in life, there’s still plenty of life to live. Each day, I continue to embrace life, pursue purpose and be open for adventure. It’s not always easy, but when I reflect over each experience, it’s always worth it.”  The quote above is from
0 Comments
Posted on December 2, 2021 by Admin Winter is a few weeks away, and for many seniors and homeowners in the US, that means another season of inclement weather outdoors – and a few months spent checking that everything’s working properly indoors. Here are a few tips on how to winterize your home and avoid the challenges that can occur
0 Comments
Taking care of a loved one who is ill is probably one of the biggest challenges any of us will ever face.  And so often caregivers are on their own—doing it alone without help or guidance.  Thirty-six percent of family caregivers describe their situation as  highly stressful according to a report by AARP and the
0 Comments
In the earlier stages of the pandemic, we asked Gratitude expert Antonia Albany to share a few thoughts about staying grateful in difficult circumstances.  We are rerunning her thoughts, which are as relevant this year as it was last year.  For nine long months of COVID, we’ve done everything possible to stay safe. Many of
0 Comments
Posted on November 23, 2021 by Admin Respite is a short-term care option for older adults who want to try out senior living full-time, give their caregivers time off, or need a place to recover after a surgery. Read on for some of the benefits that respite can provide as the holiday season approaches.  What’s Included in Respite?  Before we launch into all the ways that respite might be a good option for older adults, let’s delve into some of the services that respite providers
0 Comments
Aunque esta historia es precisa hasta el lunes 4 de octubre, esta es una historia que se está moviendo rápidamente. Para conocer los desarrollos de última hora, los lectores también deben consultar aquí y consultar sus departamentos de salud estatales (la lista está aquí).  ¿Confundido acerca de si es hora de salir a buscar su
0 Comments
Malvina Abbott, 78, a San Diego public defender, joined the Senior Planet Morning Stretch Zoom class to get a little exercise. She got more than she bargained for—in a good way. She’s made some good friends from all that sweating. When Catalina Choy, a fellow Zoom stretch participant from Maryland, visited her son in San
0 Comments
About 1 in 3 Americans have the condition, but many don’t know it. So, when their doctor says “You have prediabetes” they’re often surprised and puzzled. As the name suggests, prediabetes ups your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is defined as a higher than normal blood sugar level—in other words, a level that’s
0 Comments
Posted on November 18, 2021 by Admin Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most prevalent health concerns among adults ages 65 and older in the United States. At Atria, the health and wellbeing of residents is our highest priority, and since November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we want to provide a resource for caregivers whose parents may be
0 Comments
Posted on November 16, 2021 by Admin People are living longer than ever before, and more older adults than ever are reimagining their next chapter of life. Together, legendary tennis champion Billie Jean King and Atria Senior Living residents are harnessing their wisdom and fervor for pursuing passions and goals to be bold in authoring the next chapter of their life story – regardless of age.    American
0 Comments
Louisiana native Julia Hawkins has proven that no number of years on this Earth will slow her down. At 105 years old, Hawkins has become the first American to run 100 meters in her age group at the 2021 Louisiana Senior Games competition, completing her run in just under 63 seconds as fans cheered her
0 Comments
Posted on October 29, 2021 by Admin There are many articles and even entire books devoted to helping you enjoy your retirement. While the specific guidance they offer for active senior living varies, they generally have these two points in common: the importance of relationships and of finding purpose in daily life.   At Atria, our vibrant senior living communities provide daily opportunities for the kind of meaningful connection and expanded learning that support creating a purposeful life. These topics are discussed in our Next Chapter series, which explores how residents are making the
0 Comments
By age 60-ish, most of us know a lot about calorie-counting, fat grams, the dangers of too much sodium and the fruit-and-vegetable daily goal. Yet, nutrition experts who counsel older adults say they often hear: “I didn’t know that!” or “Really?” as they talk about nutrition with their clients and their webinar audiences. Think you
0 Comments
Posted on October 19, 2021 by Admin Helping your parents transition into senior living starts with an open discussion that keeps their needs, wishes, and best interests at the forefront of the conversation. This decision can be challenging, but unthreading the intricacies involved will ultimately help everyone feel more stable. Here are some questions for your family to consider:  How do your parents feel about where
0 Comments
Posted on October 20, 2021 by Admin The number of Americans aged 65 and older is expected to nearly double by 2060 – a shift that will increase demand for senior housing. In the coming decades, more people will ask themselves: “What is the cost of senior living communities?”  That’s a complex question, and our immediate answer is that it varies according to location, the
0 Comments
Posted on October 15, 2021 by Admin One of the benefits of moving into a senior living community is the opportunity to stay active and engaged. Communities use an assortment of names to describe these opportunities — “senior activities,” “elderly enrichment,” or Atria’s Engage Life® programs — but they generally refer to a customized calendar of events where residents can connect with each other, pursue their passions and express themselves creatively. Let’s delve into the types of activities you can
0 Comments
Posted on October 8, 2021 by Admin The health, wellbeing and happiness of Atria residents and their families are of the utmost importance to us – which is why we take their feedback seriously. To that end, we send out surveys to our communities twice a year to gauge the opinions and insights of the world’s wisest people.   We’re excited
0 Comments
Although this story is accurate as of Monday, October 4, this is a very fast-moving story. For up to the minute developments, readers should also check here, and check their state health departments (list is here).   Confused about whether it’s time to head out for your COVID booster vaccine? You’re not alone. Over the past
0 Comments
Posted on October 5, 2021 by Admin At Atria, we admire sports icon and champion of equality Billie Jean King not only for her spectacular achievements in sports, but for how her indomitable spirit inspires us to create a more inclusive world. Her beliefs and life experience make her the perfect spokesperson for our Next Chapter series that explores how older adults are redefining aging. 
0 Comments
If you have it, you probably don’t need the statistics to tell you that chronic pain is common, affecting at least 50 million U.S. adults, and so you have plenty of company. What you might need are facts – and better ways – to help you cope and to talk more productively with your doctor
0 Comments
Posted on September 15, 2021 by Admin At Atria, protecting the well-being and safety of our residents and staff has always been our highest priority. We were among the first senior living companies to provide the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available in late 2020. Now, in partnership with CVS, we’ll be offering both the flu vaccine
0 Comments
Posted on September 13, 2021 by Admin Currently, around one million Americans live in some type of senior living community – a figure that’s expected to double by 2030, in part because senior living communities provide abundant mental, physical and emotional benefits that often allow older adults to thrive. Let’s walk through the process of deciding between staying at home or living in
0 Comments
Posted on September 10, 2021 by Admin Ruth, Edith, and Lorraine, the centenarian “Golden Girls” of Atria West 86 in the Upper West Side of New York, have received a lot of media attention since celebrating their 100th birthdays together. Featured in People, ABC News, the New York Post, and other major outlets, the three friends raised three glasses of champagne together
0 Comments