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.


The Importance of Cognitive Screenings for Older Adults

Possibly the most daunting yet one of the most common risk seniors face as they age is significant cognitive decline. Our minds age along with our bodies, sometimes at a faster rate, accelerated by various forms of dementia and other cognitive impairments. Dementia is defined by a significant decline in one or more cognitive domains …

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What are the Best Computers for Seniors?

In the digital age we all live in today, it’s important for seniors to stay connected. The main form of connection today, of course, is through the World Wide Web. While most seniors are far from digitally illiterate, the majority prefer a computer that’s easily accessible, simple to use, won’t break down, and above all, …

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Community Update –5/21/2021

The CDC announced on May 13, 2021 that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second …

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Emotional Wellness for Seniors: Everything You Need to Know

This pandemic year has been challenging to put it mildly. Older adults in particular have been at increased risk for severe infection. Yet studies have shown that older adults have managed to stay relatively happy during the pandemic. Compared to younger adults, the older generation experienced more positive emotions in a given day and fewer …

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The Different Types of Life Plan Communities and CCRCs

You may be familiar with the term “CCRC” or “continuing care retirement community.” It generally refers to a type of senior living community where older adults can age in place. Typically, you join the community as an independent living resident and live in an apartment home or other type of residence, such as a townhouse, …

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5 Early Warning Signs of a Stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. It might start with a sudden severe headache. You might feel weak or numb on one side of your face or body. Some people have trouble speaking or understanding speech. Others notice blind spots in one eye. Many people ignore the signs of stroke because …

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The Benefits of Laughter for Older Adults

The preacher came to call the other day. He said at my age I should be thinking of the hereafter. I told him, “Oh, I do it all the time. No matter where I am — in the parlor, upstairs, in the kitchen, or down in the basement — I ask myself, “Now, what am …

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Can Yoga and Meditation Help Boost Immune Health for Seniors?

Your immune system works 24/7 to fight off illnesses. When it recognizes a threat, it responds by attacking the viruses and bacteria it sees as a problem. When your immune system isn’t doing well, you start to feel sick, tired and rundown. What can you do to help your immune system win the fight against …

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

When the birds start chirping, flowers start blooming, and buds on the trees grow bigger every day, they’re sure signs spring has arrived. And that means it’s time for spring cleaning. Granted, you may prefer to go for a walk or get out in the garden, but giving your home a good clean can be …

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Financial Tips for Newly Retired Seniors

Retirement is an exciting time. After decades of working, many seniors look forward to taking life at a slower pace. Maybe to you, retirement means finally having time to travel the world. Or explore a hobby you’ve always enjoyed. Or perhaps you see it as an opportunity to spend more time with family and friends. …

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