Case Notes

BRAIN HEALTH There is a lot of information available about brain health and it can be overwhelming! One thing that is glaringly clear, is that there are factors affecting brain health that cannot be changed, such as age related changes, injuries or genetics. There are also...

MEAL OPTIONS AT THE SENIOR CENTER   Let's Eat! Over the last two years, we have made changes to the meal options at the Senior Center: Home-Delivered Meals This program, often referred to as "Meals on Wheels" does just what it says. It delivers meals to people at their homes,...

BEING PROACTIVE   Thinking Ahead Being proactive about where you want to age is important if you want to steer the ship! This means planning and having conversations. What are the Options? There are actually a lot of options. Here are a few common ones we see in Verona. Keep...

ASSISTIVE EQUIPMENT - IMPORTANT INFORMATION   First Things First Before making a decision to start using assistive equipment for mobility, it is important to discuss it with your doctor who may refer you to either a physical therapist (PT) or an occupational therapist (OT) to ensure you are...

Foods with Surprising Benefits   Often times we are either told or telling ourselves not to eat certain foods because of negative consequences or we steer towards certain foods because of what we hear. Let’s explore some foods with surprising benefits! Since there is such a push...

Staying Active at Home As we have talked about in previous months, exercise and staying active is not only good for your body and physical health, but your mental health as well. Winter is a wonderful time of year for many reasons; the holidays, time with...

Fighting Loneliness     Start Prepping. Just how you prepare your home for the winter, such as getting out shovels, sidewalk salt and turning on the heat in your house, you can do some things to prepare to fight loneliness! Whether it’s picking out new books to...

Tradition   Is Thanksgiving an “American holiday?” While the timing and traditions may be unique to our country, the concept is not. Around the world, giving thanks is indeed celebrated and there are at least seventeen other countries that designate a day or time to celebrate. Canada celebrates...

As much as we hope that something as terrible as bullying would never happen or at least end with childhood, it doesn’t. Bullying extends into adulthood and it unfortunately, does not stop as adults grow older.  According to Robin Bonifas, gerontology expert at Arizona State...

Declutter Our Minds   When we hear the word “declutter” we often think about our home or a physical space. The act of decluttering can be applied to our minds as well. Unless you have addressed this, it is common for adults to have a mind full...