Volunteering Provides Big Benefits for Seniors

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Volunteering is an enormously fulfilling way for retired seniors to spend their time, but did you know it also provides great health benefits? There are many forms of volunteering, including: Helping at soup kitchens or homeless shelters Sorting donated clothing Visiting home bound or sick individuals Helping at animal shelters Reading books to children at…

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Clean Hands Prevent Disease

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With winter upon us, we probably each know someone who is battling a bad cold right now. Viruses tend to abound during the cold months, and everywhere you go, people are sneezing, sniffling, and coughing. If you have a cold, what’s the best way to prevent others from catching it? Handwashing. If you’re feeling fine,…

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How to Reduce Loneliness in Seniors During the Holiday Season

November is almost over, Thanksgiving is past, and we’re deep into holiday season now. From the chilly weather to the holiday decorations, you can feel the excitement of the holidays drawing near. Unfortunately, many seniors in assisted living communities and other long-term care facilities feel lonelier than ever at this time of year. Precisely during…

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Giving Tuesday

Every day is for gratitude, and every day is for giving. But just like we dedicate a day to thankfulness every year, we can also celebrate an annual day of charitable giving. That’s what Giving Tuesday is all about. The international day of giving comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Bridgeway Senior Living

We at Bridgeway Senior Living wish our residents a very happy Thanksgiving holiday, and a wonderful holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for in our lives. It’s important to practice gratitude every day—it’s scientifically proven that feeling gratitude on a regular basis greatly adds to our…

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November: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

As we mentioned in our blog post about health awareness months, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness is one of November’s health observances. We feel that pancreatic cancer deserves its own article because it’s so deadly—and doesn’t have to be if it’s caught early. Pancreatic cancer isn’t particularly common, but it kills more people than breast cancer does every…

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Today! Great American Smokeout

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. Nobody debates that. Cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance that produces feelings of pleasure and reduces stress and anxiety. Who doesn’t want to feel less anxiety? The problem is, smoking tobacco significantly raises your risk of many different health problems. And becoming seriously ill won’t do anything to improve your…

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