Check out health and wellness tips for older members.
5 tips for when you’re suddenly sharing living space
You’ve been independent for a long time. Now, you may be sharing space with adult children, grandchildren, or other friends and family who need help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Telemedicine brings a doctor to your door
You stay in touch with friends on Facebook, ask Alexa for the weather, and text family with the latest news. Now, you can have a doctor come to you for a virtual house call, too.
Senior spotlight: 7 tips to help with holiday stress
We may love the holidays, but that doesn’t mean they are easy. For seniors, holiday stress can be heightened in a way that’s tough for younger family and friends to understand.
Senior centers meet demands of active, curious members
Baby Boomers who are looking for ways to stay active and social should scan the programs at their local senior centers.
Staying active at every age
You know it’s important to stay active at every age. It can help your ability to stay active if something is easy to do, fits your lifestyle and offers variety.
Keeping busy and staying social
Stuck at home by bad weather, friends in Florida or a lack of activities? Nicole and Barb, ConnectiCare social workers, talk daily with many of our members.
7 tips for managing holiday stress
The holidays are supposed to be happy, but they can also be stressful.
The conversation you may be avoiding (but shouldn’t)
Think about how much you plan for: children’s education, buying a house, saving for retirement.
Do these 7 things to help “fall proof” your home
More than 75% of falls take place inside (or close to) the home. But you can make some simple and quick changes to help “fall proof” your home.
A simple way to stay independent as you age
Many people would rather not use a walker or cane. They may feel embarrassed, think they don’t need it, or believe their balance is better without it.
On a blood pressure med? Take your time standing up.
Drugs have risks along with benefits. Some can make you feel lightheaded, and that increases your chance of falling.
Go to the doctor every year (even if you feel fine)!
It doesn’t matter how old you are, the best way to stay healthy and active is to take care of yourself today.
There’s help if you have depression
Everyone feels down sometimes. But when sadness lasts for more than two weeks and makes it hard to live your life, you may be depressed.
Bone health for women
Osteoporosis, or thinning of the bones, is more common among women, and it’s not something you can feel.
6 reasons to get moving
Aging comes with its fair share of changes. But there are things you can do to maintain your health, independence and quality of life.
Don’t let loss of bladder control hold you back
If you’ve ever sprung an embarrassing leak upon coughing, sneezing or laughing – you’re not alone. Loss of bladder control (doctors call it urinary incontinence) is common.
Prevention: take care of yourself
You know the saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Getting the care you need today may help you avoid health problems tomorrow (or at least get them treated sooner).
Falls – 6 ways to guard against them
As we age, our bodies change. We lose muscle mass. Some people develop arthritis or other health conditions.
Stay social – it may help you live longer
Yes, you read that right. Researchers have found that having a healthy social life may be as good for your long-term health as avoiding cigarettes!