1. Gift Ideas for Loved Ones in Assisted Living

    When your loved one lives in assisted living, it can make ordinary events seem a little different. Although this is more a matter of perception, there are a few things that do change. Typically, senior living apartments have less space than your loved one’s previous living space because downsizing…Read More

  2. Signs of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    As we get older, our bodies gave a bit more trouble absorbing vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Additionally, it can become more and more difficult to manage grocery shopping and cooking. As a result, it is quite common for many elderly people to have vitamin and mineral deficiencies right wh…Read More

  3. What Does Healthy Eating Look Like for the Elderly?

    Eating is a social activity that plays an extremely important role in your health. As you get older, your eating habits will need to change. Your appetite will probably change anyway; it's common for the appetite to decrease as we get older. It can also become more difficult to purchase and prepare …Read More

  4. Health Considerations for Older Adults

    Eating well always makes life better, and it's important no matter what age you are. At The Heritage, we keep the dietary needs of our community members front-and-center. Getting older usually does include a variety of health issues, and by making good diet choices, you can mitigate discomfort and o…Read More

  5. Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 3

    Summer started on June 21st, and temperatures can get plenty hot here in New Jersey. We're also in a pretty humid location, which can make the heat even more oppressive. The thing is, getting outside is great for everyone. The fresh air and sunshine can make all the difference for the elderly, and a…Read More

  6. Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 2

    Now that June has arrived, we're fully into the warmth of summer! Though summer can be a great time for the elderly, who tend to struggle with cold temperatures, the season can be dangerous as well. An elderly person's body has a harder time adjusting, and heat can be just as threatening as cold. Ho…Read More

  7. Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 1

    Warm weather has returned to us at last, and it makes everyone want to get outside and soak in the sun. There are many benefits to getting outside for the elderly, including getting moving, enjoying a little sun, and breathing the fresh air. That being said, New Jersey summers can get pretty hot and…Read More

  8. Vision Problems the Elderly Should Not Ignore

    Eye problems are pretty common for people of all ages. It can be something as simple as an irritating allergy or strain from staring at a computer screen for hours on end. However, when seniors have drastic vision changes, there is often something more serious going on. Eyesight changes aren't just …Read More

  9. When Is a Senior Unsafe Living Alone?

    Humans tend to be resilient and determined, and we can make pretty extreme situations work for us. Seniors are no exception. Despite the many challenges that come with getting older, seniors will often make the very best of their situations and fight to maintain the independence they have enjoyed so…Read More