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Are Seniors Taking Too Many Drugs?

May 21, 2018 — One of the most common aspects of growing older is the likelihood that we’ll be taking more prescription medications. While this may seem intuitive, that number of medications seniors are taking is beginning to alarm America’s physicians. In one instance, a woman was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, making it difficult for her to... Read More

Five Tips for Living Better with COPD

May 7, 2018 — Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and cystic fibrosis. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease... Read More

Learning to Become Still Can Increase Your Well-Being

April 20, 2018 — Meditation has been described as the “art of being still.” For many, being still is a challenge. There always seems to be something – or someone – that demands our attention. And the world in which we live often doesn’t seem to value the simple act of doing nothing. We’re taught that to achieve takes... Read More

Five Ways to Increase Your Social Interactions

April 5, 2018 — As human beings, we are designed by nature to seek out others and connect with each other. According to Matthew Lieberman, author of the book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, “Being socially connected is our brain’s lifelong passion. It’s been baked into our operating system for tens of millions of years.” And... Read More

How to Stay Physically Active with Limited Mobility

March 20, 2018 — Most everyone is aware that to age well, it’s important to exercise. But what can you do if you’re living with arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition? Many people living with these conditions restrict their physical activity, either because it’s painful or under the mistaken belief that exercise will worsen their condition. The... Read More

Maintaining Good Nutrition Remains Important as We Age

March 5, 2018 — March is National Nutrition Month, a time to bring attention to how eating well can help us age well. According to the National Institutes of Health, even if you already have one or more chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Mediterranean-style diets... Read More

How You Can Create a Healthy Heart

February 20, 2018 — February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. Here are just some of the ways you can improve your heart health and reduce your risk of a cardiovascular event. Break a sweat Physical activity is one of the best ways... Read More

How to Live a Long and Healthy Life

February 5, 2018 — Aging is inevitable. But getting sicker as we age is not. There are several things we can do to mitigate the effects of growing older – we can actually create a healthful aging process through lifestyle and thought choices. A study conducted at Yale University showed that people who had negative thoughts and feelings about... Read More

Developing Income Qualified Assisted Livings

January 17, 2018 — Scottsdale-based Solterra Senior Living is building three low-income assisted living projects totaling $66 million. The first project, called Bridgewater Deer Valley, is set to open its doors June 5 in a former Comfort Inn hotel in north Phoenix, with a midtown Phoenix location to open in 2018. A third location is slated to break ground... Read More