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Senior Nutrition Tips

You probably know that you can find the healthiest foods around the perimeter of your local grocery store. By shopping the edges, nutrition experts tell us, you can focus your diet on vegetables and fruits, along with low-fat dairy products and lean meats. But, as you age, you may find it necessary to adjust and […]

A Diet That Includes Dairy, Other Anti-Inflammatory Foods May Help You Age Well

Anti-inflammatory diets have become all the rage in recent years. New research has found that a food group previously left out of these diets – dairy – may help fight inflammation and promote healthy aging. What should you know about the effects of inflammation and how can you incorporate more anti-inflammatory foods, including certain dairy products, into […]

Considering Yoga? Don’t Be Afraid To Join In

If you follow social media, all the photos of people doing handstands and contorting their bodies can make yoga seem intimidating. However, this ancient form of physical activity offers something for nearly everyone, and you can start at any level of ability. At Edgehill, you’ll find multiple opportunities to enjoy an energetic lifestyle, including joining […]

How Sleep Loss Affects Memory For Seniors

Many people believe they can get by on just a few hours of rest each night. The truth is that lack of sleep can cause serious health consequences, and a third of adults in the United States fail to get enough sleep. For older adults, sufficient sleep plays a key role in overall well-being by decreasing the risk of […]

Flu Prevention Tips For Seniors

October – leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and fall-flavored beverages have made their comeback. Autumn also brings unwanted colds, sniffles and a widespread influx of germs and viruses. During the 2017-2018 season (August-May), the Connecticut Department of Public Health reported a total of 12,057 influenza positive lab tests, with 3,677 reports in Fairfield County alone. As […]

Wellness, Done Right

What does wellness mean to you? At Edgehill, wellness encompasses the whole person — the social, the physical and the spiritual. Each of these wellness dimensions plays a significant role in preserving and promoting personal well-being. Edgehill team members strive to offer residents a mix of engaging activities that support all aspects of wellness. Connecting […]

New Year’s Resolutions For Maintaining Or Improving Your Fitness

As winter’s chill descends, many people give in to the urge to huddle by the fire — and put off their fitness routines until spring. Maintaining fitness can play a significant role in overall health for senior adults. From improving energy to controlling weight and managing pain, regular exercise provides a variety of benefits. Consider incorporating […]

Healthy Holiday Eating For Seniors

The holidays are a time for joyous reunions with loved ones, attending parties and celebrations, and partaking of delicious food. For many older adults, staying committed to healthy eating can be a challenge through the special events of the fall and winter. How can seniors and their caregivers focus on nutritious meals while fully enjoying […]