Staying Strong, Fit and Independent in 2017

Contributed by Carole Clausen, Fellowship Senior Living Personal Trainer Adults over age 65 can greatly benefit from making healthy resolutions, especially those that help prevent illness and injury. Carole Clausen, a personal trainer for the rehab and wellness program at Fellowship Village, offers these tips for making healthy lifestyle changes: Participate in cognitive health activities. …

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How Flexible Are You?

Contributed by Carole Clausen, Fellowship Senior Living, Personal Trainer Staying physically active is important for maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle, and flexibility is a key component that contributes to physical fitness and well-being. Flexibility relates to the amount of movement or range of motion available to each joint. Some joints are designed to have …

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The Right Time to Downsize Is Now

Contributed by Mary Meier, Fellowship Senior Living Whether you leave your current home or stay, there are reasons you should downsize and declutter now. Reorganizing your prized possessions and discarding those that are no longer meaningful allows you to access the treasures you keep more easily. If you decide to move to a smaller home …

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Five Ways Senior Citizen Care is Changing

Contributed by Brian Lawrence, President and CEO of Fellowship Senior Living Eldercare is evolving from an “institutional model” to a “consumer-based model” that offers a broad range of accommodations, programs and services designed to meet the individual needs of older adults. Five trends in the care and desires of seniors are: Memory Care Support The …

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Hydration and Dehydration

Contributed by Carole Clausen, Personal Trainer, Fellowship Senior Living Hydration is vital to staying healthy. Older adults may have a diminished sense of thirst or urinary incontinence or take medications that impact fluid intake or fluids stored in the body; therefore, it is important for older adults to maintain adequate fluid intake. Proper hydration supports …

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Smart Travel Tips for Older Adults

Contributed by Carole Clausen, Personal Trainer, Fellowship Senior Living Traveling can be rewarding and exhausting at the same time. We love the excitement of embarking on a new adventure and embrace returning to our “Home Sweet Home” when the adventure ends. As we age, traveling can test our strength and endurance. These tips and careful …

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Consider Home Therapy for a Full Recovery

Contributed by Carole Clausen, Personal Trainer, Fellowship Senior Living If you have recently been discharged from a hospital or rehabilitation center or received home care from a visiting nurse, you may benefit from continued private therapy services. Therapy in Your Home, a program offered by the Fellowship Senior Living rehab and wellness team based at …

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