New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors | Apple Valley St. Bernardine Hospice Care

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Seniors may not believe that New Year’s resolutions are worth the effort. After all, if they did not make progress on healthy living both physically and mentally in the early part of their lives, it may seem pointless to try now. However, there is no time like the present to begin making healthy changes that…

How Seniors Can Beat the Holiday Blues | Apple Valley Hospice Care

How Seniors Can Beat the Holiday Blues

As adults age, they may be beleaguered by feelings of discouragement and even depression throughout the year but especially during the holiday season. When Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, seniors notice the all-too-obvious changes that have occurred over the years, such as the inevitable illnesses and deaths of their friends and family, the lack of…

Seasonal Influenza Shots for Seniors | St. Bernardine Home Hospice Care

Seasonal Influenza Shots for Seniors

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, many seniors are still hesitant to receive seasonal influenza vaccinations, believing them to be unsafe or ineffective. Debunking some of these common myths and learning about the importance of this vaccination particularly for seniors is vital for continued health in the community and particularly in senior living communities…

Unique Volunteer Options | Apple Valley St. Bernardine Senior Care

Unique Volunteer Options

While retirement has its benefits, many seniors find that they have an excessive amount of time on their hands. Volunteering can be rewarding, and it is easier than ever to find meaningful ways to give back in the autumn as the weather cools and children, teens and many young adults are back in school. Seniors…

Protecting Delicate Skin from the Sun | Apple Valley Elderly Care

Protecting Delicate Skin from the Sun

Senior citizens experience a myriad of changes in almost every area of their bodies as they age, and the skin is no exception. As one age, the skin begins to sag, grows thinner and no longer bounces back the way it once did. Sun spots may also appear on skin that was unprotected during youth…

How Seniors Can Stay Active Despite Summer Heat | Apple Valley Health

How Seniors Can Stay Active Despite Summer Heat

  Seniors are routinely urged to stay active. Most everyone has been educated on the benefits of exercise for the heart, lungs, and even bones. However, in Apple Valley, it can be difficult for the elderly to know how they can exercise during the hot summer months. With mid-summer temperatures routinely in the 90s, the…

3 Reasons Why Seniors Should Consider Volunteering | Apple Valley SBCP

3 Reasons Why Seniors Should Consider Volunteering

When most people think about volunteers, they typically think about teenagers and young adults volunteering at a senior center. Although retirement is a well-earned opportunity to put the working life behind you, many seniors miss the interactions with others. Volunteering provides a variety of benefits for Apple Valley seniors, and it is a great way…