The New Normal: Staying Safe During the Re-opening Process

Many questions continue to pop-up regarding what life will look like when we are no longer living in the shadow of COVID-19. New Jersey continues the “re-opening” process with access to gyms and indoor dining returning this month. It’s crucial to navigate the re-opening of these venues safely to protect yourself and remain healthy. Reopening …

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Why Balance and Coordination are Important

“The Reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper Working out and leading a physically active lifestyle is about so much more than simply losing weight or staying in shape. When you regularly exercise, you’re helping your body stay healthy and gaining the energy you need to live …

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Running Essential Errands

Grocery Shopping, Take-Out, Banking and Doctor Visits As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about …

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5 Tips for Avoiding Infectious Diseases to Protect Yourself

Did you know that you encounter millions of germs every single day? When you sneeze or cough, you send germs onto your hands, arm or into the air for others to inhale. When you go to the grocery store, there are germs on the grocery carts, counters and food products you pick up. There are …

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4 Ways for Older Adults to Stay Active at Home

Non-stop chores around the house, social distancing and even your favorite TV show can keep you from being active. While staying inside curled up the couch has its moments, you need exercise. In fact, your body and mind crave it. And if you’re already used to a very exercise-driven lifestyle, not being able to maintain …

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Age Successfully and Gracefully in Your Home

What do a 92-year-old retired school teacher in Union County, a 74-year-old retired Bell Labs mathematician and his wife of 40 years from Morris County, and an 81-year-old recreational pilot from Hunterdon County all have in common?  They are all part of a growing culture change amongst seniors in America to “age in place” – not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community or Assisted Living facility but rather, in their own home.

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Staying Strong, Fit and Independent

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. Tips for Making Healthy Lifestyle …

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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 Importance of Hydration for Seniors

Contributed by Carole Clausen, Personal Trainer, Fellowship Senior Living Hydration is vital to staying healthy. For older adults, there are a number of factors that affect the ability to maintain adequate fluid intake. Seniors may have a diminished sense of thirst, urinary incontinence or take medications that impact fluids stored in the body. For that …

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