Strength Training Key to Maintaining Health

February 20, 2020By Rachel ClarkWellness

When an intruder broke into the Rochester, N.Y., home of 82-year-old Willie Murphy a few months ago, he was met with a big surprise. Murphy, a diminutive but powerlifting woman, quickly jumped into action, using her strength to pummel the intruder with a broom and send him running for the door. Not surprisingly, the story … Read More

What You Need To Know About Cancer Prevention Month

February 11, 2020By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, Wellness

February is Cancer Prevention Month. In the United States, about one in four new cancer cases and nearly half of all cancer deaths are related to preventable causes. These include tobacco use, obesity, exposure to ultraviolet light, and vaccine-preventable infections with cancer-associated pathogens. Adopting healthy lifestyles that eliminate or reduce the risk of recognized causes … Read More

National Blood Donor Month: What you Need to Know

January 10, 2020By Rachel ClarkGIVING, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, News, Uncategorized, Volunteer, Wellness

According to the American Red Cross, winter is “one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs.” That’s because of busy holiday schedules, bad weather which leads to canceled blood drives, and other things. Plus, seasonal illnesses such as the flu can cause regular donors miss a … Read More

Dementia: Drug that Quells Brain Inflammation Reverses Disease

January 2, 2020By Rachel ClarkAlzheimer's, Dementia, LifeStyle & Activities, Medicare, Memory Cafe, Memory Support, Senior Care, Wellness

A new study shows that drugs that tamp down inflammation in the brain could slow or even reverse the cognitive decline that comes with age. In a publication appearing in the journal Science Translational Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and Ben-Gurion University scientists report that senile mice given one such drug had fewer signs of brain … Read More

National COPD Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

November 25, 2019By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Wellness

November is National COPD Awareness Month. According to the CDC-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes breathing difficult for the 16 million Americans who have this disease. Millions more people suffer from COPD, but have … Read More

Can Playing Games Really Help Older Adults Stay Healthy and Happy? You Bet!

November 7, 2019By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, Wellness

For older adults, games represent so much more than a fun pastime; they offer an array of mental and physical benefits. The biggest perk seniors get from playing games comes from the interactions they have with others. Approximately 20% to 30% of seniors regularly experience isolation and loneliness. Unfortunately, loneliness doesn’t just make seniors feel … Read More

National Physical Therapy Month: What You Need to Know

October 30, 2019By Rachel ClarkLifeStyle & Activities, News, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Wellness

October is National Physical Therapy Month. This month-long event, designated by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), raises public awareness of the many benefits of physical therapy (PT). PT is useful in improving mobility, recovering from injury, managing pain and chronic conditions, and as a supplement or even alternative to pain management with opioids. Who … Read More

Wheel of Exercise

September 3, 2019By Jenna GullickEdenHill, Exercise, LifeStyle & Activities, Wellness

Our three week, Wheel of Exercise event has come to an end. From completing tasks to solving puzzles, our residents stayed busy and enjoyed their time playing. Their competitive spirit really shined and their determination to keep going was fun to watch. I’m so proud of all of their efforts and I’d like to share … Read More