COVID-19

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Is It Time for a Healthy Brain Check-up?

Ever struggle to remember what day it is?  It happens to all of us and some types of memory loss is perfectly normal.  Yet, some types are early signs of dementia and possibly mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. What signs do we look for? Let’s compare normal age-related memory changes and dementia...

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Rest and Digest: How to Manage Stress-Eating or Low Appetite During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is stressing us out, and those heightened levels of anxiety and worry are affecting our appetites. Some of us can’t eat enough to satisfy our hunger pains and keep tearing through the snacks, while others have as much interest in eating as watching paint dry. What gives? Blame...

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Maintaining Wellbeing During Senior Isolation

As we all prepare to keep our homes and families safe during this COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important to consider the needs of the seniors in our lives and in our communities. Provincial and local health agencies are taking steps to ensure that seniors are physically protected from the virus, including...

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How Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Work?

Texas Department of State Health Services, Chief State Epidemiologist, Dr. Jennifer Shuford, MD, explains how the COVID-19 vaccine works.

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Neighborhood House Provides Refuge . . . from Sheltering in Place

Lifestyle changes related to COVID-19 transmission have had a broader impact on older adults than is reflected in current hospitalization and mortality numbers. The abrupt shift to social distancing, required to minimize exposure to a disease that puts them at ‘high risk’, has discounted the destructive...

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Hospice Helps Patients Remain at Home Instead of the Hospital

Facing a life-limiting diagnosis is rarely simple. When patients are ready to focus on comfort and quality of life, they may not want an expensive stay in the hospital or skilled nursing facility.   Hospice offers an alternative–particularly during COVID-19’s heightened risks and restrictions. Whether...

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Now is not the time to let your (COVID-19) guard down!

With two COVID-19 vaccines now being distributed, a sense of relief and anticipation is in the air. The first two vaccines have a 95% effectiveness rating. The fact that there are another three vaccines in phase 3 clinical trials certainly sweetens the deal. This long-awaited news is promising. However,...

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A COVID Vaccine is Here!

For long-term care providers who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight, it’s gratifying to be recognized among America’s highest priority for the vaccine.   Long-term care employees have made it their personal responsibility, both at work and at home, to take the necessary precautions in...

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COVID-19 or the Flu: How Do You Know the Difference?

The holiday season is upon us, with all its magical wonders, good cheer, and . . . contagious diseases. COVID-19 (coronavirus) and flu (seasonal influenza) are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2),...

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Healthy Choices for 2021; How the Pandemic Has Affected People’s Diet and Exercise Plans By Juan Car

Healthy Choices for 2021; How the Pandemic Has Affected People’s Diet and Exercise Plans“Eating modern ultra-processed foods in excess will increase your risk of modern diseases. Eat real foods, the ones your great-great-great-grandparents ate.” “Eating modern ultra-processed foods in excess will...

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Great News - Grandma and Grandpa Have Received Their COVID-19 Vaccinations!

We are thrilled to report that the first round of vaccinations have been completed in almost all of our Inspired Living and Superior Residences communities, and the rest of the first clinics are scheduled for completion before the end of this month. As wonderful as that news is, the reality is that these...

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We Are Here For You!

Here at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, our want and goal is to combat social isolation for seniors within the community. When COVID hit, our creativity, capacity and caliber were challenged and created an opportunity for growth. We have tapped our resources and have stretched our boundaries to allow...

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How to Make the Most of Online Services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, society has had to find creative and innovative ways to keep running. This has resulted in working from home, virtual learning, and ordering takeout instead of dining at restaurants. If the internet was a significant facet in daily life before the pandemic, it’s undoubtedly...

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Benefits of Virtual Care are Just a Screen Away

It’s been a little stressful lately, especially as we’ve all heard the experts warn us repeatedly that the coronavirus can be hardest on those who are older or in fragile health. Often, though, those are also the people who need to see their doctors routinely to stay healthy and safe. So, what should...

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Benefits of Virtual Care are Just a Screen Away

Benefits of Virtual Care are Just a Screen Away   It’s been a little stressful lately, especially as we’ve all heard the experts warn us repeatedly that the coronavirus can be hardest on those who are older or in fragile health. Often, though, those are also the people who need to see their doctors...

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MAINTAINING A SOCIAL CONNECTION DURING THE PANDEMIC

The fact is that many seniors are waiting this pandemic out from home. Nervous about making a move to a senior living community, they are sheltering in place until the virus subsides. Yet, these “at home” seniors also need to ward off isolation and loneliness. The following are ways they can continue...

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Now is the Perfect Time to be Grateful

Expressions of gratitude are often reserved for the holiday season. Thanksgiving seems to be the time of year when giving thanks just rolls right off the tongue. But, what if you changed your attitude toward gratitude and started practicing it every day?     Research has linked many health benefits,...

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SBB University presents: Home? A Retirement Community? What is the Best Option for Me?

It is important that everyone think ahead and to consider where and how you might like to age.Join SBB University and our panel of experts as we arm you with knowledge on how to evaluate your living situation and make a plan while you are still healthy. Topics of discussion at this informative event...

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Buying or Selling a Hoe in the Age of Coronavirus

Many seniors are eager to buy or sell a home after sitting on the sidelines during the pandemic but worry about exposing themselves to COVID-19. What should you know about the current state of real estate transactions if you fall into this camp?   First, the rules are constantly evolving and vary by...

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Caregiving in “The New Normal”

Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic many of us have heard the phrase, “This is the new normal”.  Social media platforms were flooded with posts agreeing or disagreeing with the assessment.  As a professional caregiver I realized that the COVID 19 pandemic was introducing the world to the reality,...

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