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Flu Prevention: What You Need to Know this Season

Nov 3, 2022 11:29:43 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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The flu is a relatively common virus that affects most people at some point in their life. Though unpleasant, the flu may seem of minimal concern to the general public, but it can be dangerous - especially for older adults. Those 65 years of age and above experience a much higher risk of flu-related complications including worsening health conditions, hospitalizations, or fatalities. Knowing how to protect yourself against the flu will help you reduce the risks of catching the flu, and help to prevent flu complications by educating yourself about the signs associated with this virus.

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The In-Motion Program: Why Staying Active is Key to Fall Prevention

Oct 17, 2022 1:01:20 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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Staying fit, keeping moving and exercising are - as most people know - a major part of keeping healthy and boosting mood and mental health. Though it can be harder to stay active as you age, ensuring mobility as you get older becomes more and more important. Staying active can improve overall health, but also goes hand in hand with seniors’ independence.

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Fight Heart Disease with these Best Foods For Heart Health

Aug 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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Nutrition is always an important part of daily life, but it can be even more important for seniors. What you eat can have a big impact on your overall well-being, and your health. Healthy eating habits can help improve everything from your energy levels, to mood, impact your immune system as well, and affect both your brain health and heart health. Learning what foods are best for you as you age can help you maintain as much youthful vim and vigor as possible, so you can get the most out of your golden years.

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Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion: 7 Tips to Beat the Heat This Summer

Jul 15, 2022 1:30:14 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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Now that summer is here, many of us are spending more time outdoors enjoying the sun, heat, and beautiful weather. But it is important as the temperatures rise and the sun stays out longer to be aware of safety tips and advice for keeping cool and protecting yourself against the elements.  

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Brain Healthy Foods: how your diet can impact your mind

Jul 11, 2022 9:00:47 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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Have you ever heard the term “brain foods?” Certain foods can help promote brain health, boost memory, and are great for overall brain function. Ensuring your brain has all the nutrients and energy it needs to function at optimal levels will help boost your mind health and keep your brain strong.

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Creativity and Health Benefits

May 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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Living in a Senior Community isn’t just about receiving care, it’s about aging well and making the most out of your retired golden years. One of the greatest pleasures of retired life is having the time to enjoy more hobbies or creative endeavors. 

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Aging and Your Memory: Proven tips for brain boosting.

May 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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As we age, our memories begin to change. We often find ourselves becoming more forgetful, misplacing things, or taking longer to recall certain things. Though memory impairment is part of normal aging, there are a number of ways in which you can help keep your mind and cognitive abilities sharp as you get older. By adding these simple activities to your routine you can help to push off memory loss, and keep your mind as active and healthy as possible.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

May 10, 2022 8:54:24 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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May 9th kicks off the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. Mental health awareness is important to ensure the wellbeing, behavioral health and overall happiness of all. This is a particularly important issue for older adults who are at a higher risk of poor mental health due to factors such as isolation, inactivity, memory loss, and potential physical disabilities. This year's theme is together we can tackle loneliness,” which is particularly important for seniors who are more likely to feel isolated.

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Health Benefits of Gardening

Apr 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Health and Wellness

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Gardening is a favorite pastime for many, and is a great way to get outside and enjoy spring and summer months. Part physical activity, part mental stimulation, many find it a calming, peaceful activity that is excellent for overall well-being, self-esteem and mental health. Not only enjoyable at the time, gardening brings great rewards in the form of new life, bright colors and beautiful flowers.

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Second Covid-19 Boosters Available for those 50+

Apr 10, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in News & Updates, Health and Wellness

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The FDA has recently approved a second booster of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for individuals who are 50 years of age or older. Since older individuals generally are at a higher risk of infection, and may experience more severe symptoms if they catch COVID-19, the vaccine boost is intended to ensure those at a higher risk are still protected.

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