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.


42 Foods to Help Boost Immune Systems in Seniors

As we enter harvest season and the beginning of flu season, it’s the perfect time to make sure we’re boosting our immune systems with healthy foods. Fresh ingredients can add delightful flavors to fall dishes as well as provide necessary nutrients to keep us healthier this season.  When you’re searching for foods that are good …

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How to Celebrate National Grandparents Day When You Can’t Visit

What and When Is National Grandparents Day? Grandparents Day is a national holiday in the U.S. It always takes place on a Sunday in September. In 2020, Grandparents Day falls on September 13. A woman named Marian McQuade came up with the idea for a holiday celebrating the positive influence of grandparents on the lives …

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How to Practice Spiritual Wellness While Social Distancing

We know the importance of spiritual wellness for seniors. A spiritual connection can help older adults experience better mental health and even feel lower levels of physical pain[1]. So in this time of social distancing, how do we tend to our spirits? Whether you have a well-established spiritual practice, belong to a religion or are …

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Tips for Starting a Book Club

Books are wondrous. We know, of course, that reading helps seniors improve cognitive health and memory and reduce stress, but that’s not often why we crack a spine and spend hours with a book in our hands. We explore new lands and times. We meet fascinating characters and overcome challenges. With the profound feelings a …

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8 Tips for Long-Distance Grandparents

Children need their grandparents at every stage of their youth. The wisdom and love of older generations can help lead a child through even trying times, though it can be difficult to stay connected when they live far apart from each other. While separation creates challenges, many seniors have found new and creative ways to …

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How to Identify and Avoid COVID-19 Scams Targeting Seniors

The national upheaval surrounding the coronavirus has opened the door for new digital and telephone COVID-19 scams targeting America’s seniors. Protecting seniors from scams is one of our goals, and the best way for older adults to avoid falling victim to one of these scams is to know about them and be on your guard. …

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Opening up Our Community – June 22, 2020

Many state and county governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential businesses.  While this is an encouraging sign, please know this process will be thoughtfully considered at Sedgebrook. We will implement a multi-phased approach when reopening our community.  As we serve vulnerable adults throughout our community, Sedgebrook’s reopening phases may differ than …

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How to Prepare Your Pets for Moving into Senior Living

Your move to a senior living community is a big transition for you. It’ll be a big change for your pet, too! While their world can seem small to them, it can feel overwhelmingly larger when it’s turned upside down and suddenly they’re in an entirely new environment. Surely you’re excited that your new community …

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What Age Should I Move into Senior Living?

If you’re considering moving into a retirement community someday, but you’re not sure when someday is, you should consider a few factors that could influence when to move into senior living, such as cost and your health. Independent senior living costs can actually save you money, and there are many benefits of calling a retirement …

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5 Ways Water Aerobics Keeps Seniors Happy and Healthy

It’s no doubt regular exercise maintains healthiness and happiness in people of all ages. For seniors, some methods of exercise, such as heavy weightlifting and running, can be too harsh on joints and cause strain or injury. Water aerobics, however, is a fantastic method of exercise for seniors because of the safety the water provides …

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