Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their day indoors? Light is by far the most important way to maintain the body’s daily rhythm. Our bodies need exposure to bright light in the daytime and darkness at night. Indoor lighting becomes even more important as you age because it can impact your overall health, mood and mobility.
Topics: Wellness Tips
Moving to an independent living community comes with a number of benefits. Many people look forward to the freedom that comes with never again having to deal with household tasks such as lawncare. The practical benefits of moving to an independent living community are easy to see. But there are a few unexpected benefits that people often enjoy when they decide to make the move. These include peace of mind, new relationships, and luxurious amenities.
Topics: Independent Living
“We have a brain for one reason and one reason only—and that is to produce adaptable and complex movement.” –Daniel Wolpert
Did you know that physical activity has dropped by 32% in the United States in two generations? Vehicles, machines and technology now move for us. Sedentary lifestyles
are normal in today’s society, but evolution designed humans to move.
Topics: Wellness Tips
When it is time for your parent to move to a senior living community you will discover that there are a number of different types of communities available. The communities range from those that will allow your parent to live with a high level of independence to those that can provide assistance with all activities of daily living. The best choice is a community that has the resources to provide the appropriate level of care while allowing your parent to have a high quality of life. Two types of senior living communities that adult children often explore for their parents include assisted living and memory care. You can decide which one is best for your parent by learning about each type of community and comparing what they offer to meet the needs of your parent.
Eskaton partners with Kaiser Permanente and Sacramento Ballet to provide balance classes to the community. “Be happy and surround yourself with good people,” says Lonnie Capps, resident. Residents from Eskaton Monroe Lodge attend the weekly balance class every Wednesday morning.
“No matter how old you are, you can still be active and have a good time.” -Bob Cleaves
Bob Cleaves is a California native who grew up in Southern California. He is 89 years old and attributes his longevity to exercising and his positive attitude. Bob is passionate about spending time with his wife of 66 years and his family … and solving puzzles.
Start incorporating seated movements into your routine to improve your posture, strength and balance. Here are 15 seated movements to try at home.
As you navigate the process of looking into assisted living communities you will learn a lot about what they offer residents. You may be asking yourself if there really is a difference between one community versus another. Is it worth the trouble to learn about and tour each place before making a choice? If they all offer the same options then why spend a lot of time making a decision? All assisted living communities that are licensed are required to meet some basic standards in order to operate. Beyond those basic standards you will find that there can be a significant difference in the options offered by assisted living communities. Two of the main differences you will notice between communities are the levels of care and the amenities that are available.
Topics: Assisted Living
Eskaton Earns Rank #11 in National Top 50 “Best Workplaces for Aging Services” by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine.
“Whatever comes to you is a source of happiness." -Yen Lu
Yen Lu Wong, was born on March 27, 1942 and grew up in Hong Kong, China. She attributes her longevity to her genes, lifestyle, mindset and connection to Buddha. Yen Lu is a movement artist, dancer and choreographer.