Communication is key. The ability to speak and voice your opinions, as well as to hear others, is an important part of life, yet hearing and speech concerns affect millions of American adults. Approximately 15% of American adults report some trouble hearing, and 1 in 20 suffer from a speech-language disorder.
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Spring (Cleaning) Is in the Air: Tips for Decluttering
May 2, 2023 | News, Senior Living
Spring is here! The grass is green, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and at last, the warm weather has arrived. Spring means renewal – it’s the perfect time to start your decluttering project.
Decluttering can be a daunting task. But with a few decluttering tips, the results can feel truly uplifting — like a breath of fresh spring air.
Volunteering: Good for Others and Good for You
April 18, 2023 | News, Senior Living
Young and old, Americans volunteer. According to the AmeriCorps.gov website, 60.7 million people, or over 23 percent of the population, engaged in some type of formal volunteering in 2021.
Volunteering not only provides services, it builds a sense of community. Volunteers often pick up the slack where funding ends. Without volunteers, many service organizations would not function as effectively.
Eating Well = Aging Well
March 30, 2023 | News
Genetics play a large part in determining our health as we age, but other factors can go a long way toward improving our health, such as exercising, taking care to reduce stress, and, of course, eating well. What we eat – or don’t eat – has a major influence on our overall wellbeing.
Protein Packs a Nutritional Punch
March 7, 2023 | News
Protein keeps us fuller longer, speeds up the metabolism, and helps the body build and maintain muscle. Protein helps your body repair and is also essential as an energy source – which is why it’s critical that we get enough protein from high-quality food sources....
Living with Heart Failure Program at McLean
February 23, 2023 | News
A diagnosis of congestive heart failure can sometimes mean increased hospitalizations and rehab stays – but it doesn’t have to. McLean Home Care’s Living with Heart Failure Program provides education and assessment to those with congestive heart failure, with the goal...
Strength Training for Heart Health
February 6, 2023 | News
Year after year, the leading cause of death for people over the age of 65 is cardiovascular disease. Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise can help reduce the risk and reverse the effects of the disease. In fact, exercise has been shown to...
Preventing Falls in the Winter
January 23, 2023 | News
We have not seen a lot of snow yet this winter, but we New Englanders know that it is coming! And we know that winter weather can equate to winter falls. Older adults are especially susceptible to these falls; in fact, the CDC website states that “Every second of...
Beating the Winter Blues
January 4, 2023 | News
Dark mornings, darker evenings, chilly gray days, and the end of the holiday season mean winter is here to stay for a while. During this period of limited sunlight and less time spent outdoors, many of us can experience some mood...
Dealing with Grief at the Holidays
December 14, 2022 | News
“Happy Holidays” are sometimes anything but for people experiencing grief. Grief is our response to loss – such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or a relationship, or our own or a loved one's declining health. Although grief is nearly universal, it...