News from and about Sedgebrook

Check this page often for the latest news, articles and stories about Sedgebrook — including insight on how to age successfully.


Top Benefits of Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults

Have you ever noticed how getting some fresh air on a bright, sunny day can lift your spirits? It’s no coincidence. In fact, there are many benefits of being outdoors for seniors, from boosting your health to banishing boredom. Spending more time outside helps promote a more vibrant, active lifestyle, and it offers opportunities to …

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Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

Getting behind the wheel may still give you the same thrill it did when you were a teenager learning to drive, or it may be little more than a necessity that allows you to travel freely from point A to point B. Either way, as you age, your may find yourself curious about safe driving …

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Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Countless research studies have shown the benefits of physical activities for helping seniors enjoy a more active and healthier life. If you’re like most people, you probably think of physical activity as walking, biking, swimming or other types of aerobic exercise. But it also includes gardening. While you may already know the benefits of most …

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Stroke Awareness and Prevention Tips for Seniors

According to the National Institutes of Health, 795,000 strokes occur every year in the United States. And the risk factor for having a stroke doubles every 10 years after age 55. To help reduce your risk of stroke, this blog post will show you how to identify a stroke and offer stroke prevention tips.  Act …

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When Is Long-Term Care Necessary?

According to her biographer, Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen said of aging, “I think the main thing, don’t you, is to keep the show on the road.” Sometimes, the best way to keep the show on the road is with some help. If the natural aging process, declining memory, or even short-term setbacks like illness are …

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Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

Singing birds and warm summer breezes make the great outdoors almost irresistible after a long winter. So grab your sunscreen, sun hat, beach towel, or gardening trowel and head out into the sunshine for some warm-weather fun. Here’s a list of enjoyable summer activities for seniors: 1. Head for the Beach A classic summer activity, …

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Best Ways to Stay Physically Active in Retirement

Retirement means stepping away from the workforce and not having to keep such a busy schedule of obligations. But that doesn’t mean your schedule should no longer be busy. Now, you can keep your calendar filled with activities you want to do, rather than ones you have to do. That’s a true reward after so …

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How Pets Can Help Improve Senior Health

Increased isolation is a common problem for older adults. And it doesn’t just lead to feelings of loneliness and possibly depression. The effects of isolation to your physical health are well documented. But there’s a solution that can bring a surprising amount of joy to your life – getting an animal companion!  Bringing more life …

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How Lifelong Learning Helps Retired Adults Stay Sharp

“Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.” Comedian George Carlin may not be the first source that comes to mind when you’re seeking sound advice for retirement. Even so, his interpretation of a familiar saying about idle minds is filled with wisdom. You may …

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5 Best Balance Exercises for Seniors

Since you learned to ride a bike, you probably haven’t given your sense of balance a whole lot of thought. As a young, active senior, you may not even think you have much reason to think about it now — at least not immediately. The fact is, your balance is one of life’s full circles. …

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