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Meditation Tips For Seniors

People are spending more time and energy than ever before on improving their overall well-being. Many seniors are not just relying on their doctor, but also turning towards holistic approaches to relieve their stress. If you want to become calmer and reduce your overall anxiety levels, we have a few tips to get you started. Pick The Right Locale For You Where you choose to perform your meditation plays an important role in meditation itself. Some people prefer to meditate in complete silence, while others do not mind being in a noisy environment. It is a good idea to experiment with a number of different places and try to find out what works …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

How To Cope With A Decreasing Sense Of Smell

There are millions of Americans over the age of 55 who have a problem with their sense of smell. In fact, it is a problem that affects around 24 percent of seniors. Presbyosmia – the loss of smell – is not preventable. There are a number of unexpected ways that it can affect a senior’s life. We want to provide you with a few different issues related to losing your sense of smell that you might not have thought about before. Food May Taste Differently – Problems With eating If you have a head cold, you have experienced that food does not taste great. Your olfactory cells are unable to detect the scent of food when your nose is stuffed up. You …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Basic Facts About Medicare

Chances are that you have heard of Medicare – chances are that you qualify for Medicare. But what IS Medicare? Why do you need it? And what are your coverage options? Before enrolling in Medicare coverage, we are going to look at a few different basic facts that seniors have to know about. Different Benefits With Different Plans There are a number of different Medicare insurance options, what are the different options that you have? These are the different aspects of Medicare that you might deal with. Original Medicare – These cover basic medical and hospital care, and are also known as Parts A and B. You will be automatically enrolled in Par …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

Tools To Assist Seniors Who Experience Tremors

There are around half a million seniors who struggle with Parkinson’s disease according to the National Institutes of Health. One of the primary symptoms for people with this neurological disorder is tremors. Daily life tasks can prove to be quite difficult when these seniors have no control over these shakes. Fortunately, it is possible to promote healthy living despite these symptoms, thanks to many helpful tools. These are a few of our favorite examples. Tool #1 – Switch Enlargers People who have tremors might have a hard time manipulating switches. Both arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can lead to weakness of your fingers and a hand, whi …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

The High Rise Senior Living Trend

When looking at a senior’s quality of life, both lifestyle and ambiance can have a tremendous impact. The layout, location, and amenities of a senior living community can play an important role in a senior’s socialization and happiness. One of the hot topics in senior care is the concept of high rise senior living. There is a reason that many consider this as one of the important factors for the future of senior care. We are going to tell you a little about this trend. The High Rise Senior Living Trend When it comes to senior living, the world is constantly looking for innovation. Because people are living longer than before, it is important …


by Jonita Dixon

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Tips For Dealing With Allergies For Seniors

As the trees and flowers begin to bloom and winter officially comes to an end, it often becomes difficult for those who have allergies to enjoy the outdoors. Fighting off sneezing, watery eyes, and the sniffles can be a serious challenge, especially if you have issues like arthritis and chronic pain. If you want some tips on how to deal with your allergies, we have a few tips that seniors can use. Tip #1 – Take Allergy Medicine Many seniors already have medications that they are taking to deal with issues such as high blood pressure. It might be a good idea to take daily medication to reduce your symptoms if you have allergy symptoms. Your lo …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Top Elder Law Questions To Know

When it comes to elder law, chances are that there are a few different questions that you might have. In order to help you with these possible questions and to help you think about some things that you have not yet thought about, we have taken the time to come up with some of the most common questions that legal professionals get. Once I Create My Trust, Can I Change It? It is possible to do so. There are two types of trust: Irrevocable trusts – While the name might suggest that these trusts are irrevocable, they are in fact not. Even with an irrevocable trust, it is possible that it might be revoked or changes be made with certain circumstan …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

How To Help Your Mind Stay Sharp

As people get older, their thought process slows down. Simple things (such as remembering where you left your house keys) might start to take a bit longer. Working out your brain is going to do the same as working your body – it is going to help you stay fit. By exercising your brain, you can improve your critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and overall memory. There are a number of different benefits that you can try. Tip #1 – Take Classes You shouldn’t stop learning, despite the fact that your school days are probably long gone. Learning new skills or trying new hobbies are going to keep your mind sharp. There are many differen …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Perks Of Aging You Never Thought About

Many people are afraid (terrified even) of growing old. We often forget about the positives that growing old has. There are some awesome perks to being a senior. As you continue to age, these are a few perks that you have to look forward to! Perk #1 – Less Stress People over the age of 50 were overall happier, experienced less stress, and are less angry according to a survey to Stony Brook University published in 2010. Because seniors no longer have to clock in for a 40+ hour workweek and can spend their time doing what they want, it tends to benefit their overall happiness. Perk #2 – The Benefit Of Senior Discounts Rather than looking a …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

Family Reunions And Dementia

Because it offers a chance to reconnect with your loved ones, there are many people who look forward to family reunions. However, for seniors with dementia, this is not always a positive experience. If you are taking a senior with memory loss or dementia to a family reunion in the near future, consider these tips to make the entire situation easier. Tip #1 – Let Others Know What To Expect If your other family members do not visit on a regular basis, chances are that they have no clue that your loved one is experiencing memory loss. Oftentimes this situation is confusing and heartbreaking. Make sure that people are aware of the condition befor …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory care, Senior Living Lifestyle

Air Travel Tips For Seniors

In just a few short weeks we are going to see the fall and winter holidays coming up. This is when many families start to plan their travels. Even though air travel might be ideal to get where you need to go fast, it is difficult to manage when you are unfamiliar with the latest senior assistance options or have mobility issues. Prepare for your next air travel trip with our following tips. Tip #1 – Consider Your Carry-On While we might not want to think about it, airlines sometimes misplace their luggage. Because their immediate needs are far different than those needs of younger travelers, seniors need to seriously reconsider what they have …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle