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.


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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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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Ways Senior Living Communities Promote Health and Wellness

Aging well requires us to find true balance in all aspects of our health. It’s not just about being able to climb a flight of stairs without losing our breath or knowing we can keep up in a game of pickleball, although those things are desirable. We need to cultivate feelings, values and attitudes that …

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Music Therapy for Dementia

More than six million Americans 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the most common form of dementia (about 80% of cases) and the fifth-leading cause of death among older Americans. There’s no medical cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are drugs that can temporarily improve memory and thinking skills in some people. Early symptoms can …

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The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

There’s more to vitamin D for seniors than building strong bones and painting milk mustaches. As researchers are discovering, vitamin D supports senior health in a variety of important ways. Here are some of the things vitamin D can do for you. Support Bone Health Your body needs vitamin D to build strong bones. But …

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Why Friendship Is Important to Healthy Senior Aging

No one wants to grow old and alone. After all, we’re wired for social connection. Having a strong support group was critical to survival for our ancestors living on the savannahs of East Africa. And while the odds of being attacked by lions are pretty small these days, having friends you can count on makes …

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Is Your Diet Affecting Your Eye Health?

As you get older, your vision tends to deteriorate. It may start with needing a pair of reading glasses. Later on, you may notice your vision becoming cloudy due to cataracts forming on the lens inside your eye. Other eye problems common in older adults are glaucoma and macular degeneration, two of the leading causes …

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