Archive for the ‘Health and Wellness’ Category

Food for Thought: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Brain

Posted on: March 14th, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

As we age our bodies’ needs inexorably change, and the old adage “You are what you eat” becomes quite literal. If we eat bad food, we feel bad. If we eat good food, we feel good! It really is that simple, and this effect is as potent on the body as it is on the […]

International Women’s Day: 5 Inspirational Women Over 65

Posted on: March 7th, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

Friday, March 8, is International Women’s Day, a day to officially recognize and celebrate the achievements of women. Of course, inspirational women surround us every day of the year. Here are five outstanding women over 65 who have set the bar high. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Legal Luminary Scholar, feminist and famous judicial dissenter, the Honorable […]

Five Ways That Furry Friends Can Improve Your Retirement Years

Posted on: February 28th, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

Anyone who has ever had a pet knows that they can quickly become part of the family. Having someone to greet you when you come home or to snuggle with you on the couch can be pure bliss for many dog or cat owners. Responsible pet ownership can require a bit of time and money […]

Best Long-Term Diet to Support Heart Health

Posted on: February 21st, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

Maintaining healthy heart function is a crucial factor for aging adults. Diet is one of the most powerful factors we have in our control when it comes to protecting this vital organ. There are a number of diets out there that promote heart health and you have more than likely heard of a few of […]

That Loving Feeling: 9 Ways Touch Helps Us Thrive

Posted on: February 13th, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

Our retirement years may bring changes to our familiar inner circle, but our need for loving touch abides. While an intimate, long-term relationship fulfills that need for many, that isn’t the only way to reap the benefits of contact. Actions as simple as getting a massage, hugging a friend, or even stroking a pet can […]

Exercise Can Help Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Posted on: February 6th, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

Since February is American Heart Month, we are highlighting several ways to help prevent heart disease. One way to get started is by making healthy choices, such as engaging in a variety of exercise options. Exercise can pay off at any phase of life, and that is never truer than in your retirement years. Incorporating […]

Jump In! Seniors Who Swim Enjoy Many Benefits

Posted on: January 30th, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

A swimming pool was the veritable fountain of youth for the seniors in 1985’s fantasy flick, “Cocoon.”  Of course, in the real world, a dip in the pool can’t literally make you younger. But when it comes to improving your vigor, swimming delivers a host of benefits that can make you feel like you’ve rolled […]

Are You Ready for a Retirement Community? 6 Signs it’s Time to Make the Move

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019 by Judson Senior Living

Like all major life changes, the decision to leave your house is a momentous one. Happily, it’s also one that comes with plenty of upsides. Read on for 6 signs it’s time to move to a retirement community. You could cruise the Caribbean instead of shoveling the sidewalk. You can leave the snow shovels and […]

6 Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults

Posted on: December 26th, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

Once you’ve lived through a few northeast Ohio winters, you know how to handle the bad weather, right? For older adults it’s especially important to be prepared when it comes to the chilly winter months, because we never know when a large storm might hit leaving us at home indefinitely.  We’ve compiled a list of […]

Who Says 60 is Too Old to Figure Skate?

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Judson Senior Living

This article is By Jeanne Erdmann and was originally published on February 10, 2014 by the Washington Post and features Judson’s good friend, Joan Pagano as an expert!  For most people near age 50, ice is a source of peril, a sure fall and maybe even broken bones. The idea that someone approaching 60 and even past 70 […]