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Brighten Your Spirit This Holiday Season

December 6, 2018 —   The winter holidays all share one thing in common – celebrating the light. From the candles of the menorah celebrating the rededication of a desecrated temple to the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree reminding us that we can always choose light over the dark, this time of year has always been about celebrating... Read More

The Role of Spirituality in Aging Well

November 15, 2018 —   Most of us understand the importance of physical activity, eating well and regular medical checkups in order to age well. But the link between spirituality and good health has been less clear. But many researchers are taking a closer look at spirituality’s role in health and aging.  What does it mean to be spiritual?... Read More

How the Creative Arts Help Heal

October 15, 2018 —   “The medical profession has come a long way in recognizing the healing benefits of art. My hope is that someday the arts will be considered as significant in everyone’s lives as breathing fresh air, eating clean foods, and performing physical exercise.” – Renée Phillips It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone involved in... Read More

Living With Limited Mobility? Here’s How You Can Stay Physically Fit.

September 14, 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.... Read More

Pet Therapy Can Help Seniors Live a Healthier and More Fulfilling Life

August 15, 2018 —   Most pet owners can tell you firsthand of the joys animals bring to one’s life. In fact, bring up the subject of pets and many people will regale you with more stories than you are probably interested in. The connection between animals and humans has existed for millennia and research has confirmed that there... Read More

How to Create a Balanced Life

July 16, 2018 —   We’ve all heard about the importance of balance in life – from creating a good work/life balance to eating a balanced diet to balancing the pros and cons of a specific situation we’re facing. For some, staying balanced means avoiding periods of dizziness or nausea that may increase their risk of falling. According to... Read More

Five Tips for Living Healthfully as We Age

June 15, 2018 —   Aging is inevitable. But living with pain, disease and less vitality as we age is not. The good news is that 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... Read More

Food and Nutrition: Separating Fact from Fiction

May 15, 2018 —   One of the most important things we can do to maintain a healthy body and mind is to eat nutritiously. This can be a challenge for many people, because not only do most of us have a “guilty pleasure” when it comes to food, different studies tell us different things and sometimes it seems... Read More

Do You Know Your Medicare Benefits for Short-term Rehabilitation?

April 16, 2018 —   At the age of 65, most working Americans are entitled to Medicare, which is a federally funded health insurance program that guarantees their health insurance coverage. But understanding Medicare can be quite difficult for anyone, especially during a stressful health event or surgery. So, what does Medicare cover in terms of short-term rehabilitation? Medicare... Read More

Laughter as a Form of Physical Therapy

March 15, 2018 —   We’ve all heard the old adage that laughter is the best medicine. But exactly how true is it? According to numerous studies, laughter does indeed have many health benefits. Norman Cousins, an American journalist, professor and world peace advocate, published about his ability to heal himself with laughter in the New England Journal of... Read More