1. A group of senior citizen men sitting around a table outside. Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash.

    Common Questions About Assisted Living, Answered

    As we go through the natural aging process, sometimes we need a little help. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain from assisted living, especially for older adults who may be dealing with dementia or other age-related conditions. However, making the decision to move into an assisted livi…Read More

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    Avoiding Depression As You Age

    Depression knows no discrimination when it comes to background, social status, or age. Increasingly, older adults and senior citizens are reporting higher rates of depression, and it’s estimated that this statistic is still a gross underrepresentation of the affected demographic. Despite advances …Read More

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    How To Protect Memory Health As You Age

    For any aging adult, memory health is one of the most crucial elements of wellbeing. Research has consistently shown that brain performance and memory retention tend to decline with the natural aging process. Fortunately, there are many ways to slow the rate of this decline and maintain brain health…Read More

  4. What a Balanced Exercise Plan Looks Like for Seniors

    Most of us know that staying active can help us live longer, healthier lives. But once you get older and your body doesn't hop out of bed pain-free, how do you stay active? In our last blog, we discussed several misconceptions that keep people from rewarding, active lifestyles, but once you're ready…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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