Seniors

Let us help you care for the elderly in your life.

Honoring the Elder Years

How important is an elder in your family or community?  Caring for seniors starts with our listening and their sharing. We created The Importance of Being an Elder in this World guide to help assist our elders to find purpose in their elder years and the life they have lived so far.  Expressing feelings and emotions that may be following them opens a conversation and connection, something our elders often are missing. This guide can inspire, capture and help support. join today to access this download!

Senior Lifestyle Library

Staying active even in small ways helps older adults remain more fit and happy. Whether it is appropriate exercises or lots of activities, these helpful resources inspire a healthy senior lifestyle.

Exercise for Older Adults:

Exercise Warm Up for Older Adults
10 minute Workout for Older Adults from Go4Life
15 minute Workout for Older Adults from Go4Life
4 Flexibility and Cool Down Exercises for Older Adults from Go4Life
Seated Exercises for Older Adults
Standing Exercises for Older Adults
Yoga for Seniors by Javier Salinas | PART 1
Yoga for Seniors by Javier Salinas | Part 2
Seniors Improve your Balance with Multi-Movements! Led by Paula Montalvo, Senior Chair Yoga Teacher
Tai chi warmup in chair
Chair Tai Chi
Sit and Be Fit Exercises

Health and Fitness ideas from the National Institute on Aging:

Exercise for People with Low Vision
Walking for Your Health
Have Fun. Be Active with Your Dog!
Mall Walking
Heart Health
Be Physically Active Without Spending a Dime
Overcoming Barriers to Exercise: No More Excuses
Exercising with Osteoarthritis
Yoga and Older Adults
Have Fun. Be Active with your Grandchildren!
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Choosing Healthy Restaurant Meals
Shopping for Food That’s Good for You
Drinking Enough Fluids
Healthy Snacking

Staying Connected to Stay Active

On of the top priority needs of seniors across the country is to have a sense of community, have social interaction and companionship. We have assembled a few great starters to keep connected.

The Friendship Line
This is a National 24-hour toll-free crisis line and support for lonely, isolated, depressed, frail and/or suicidal seniors. It is run by the Institute on Aging.

Senior Corps

Senior Corps is a United States government agency under the authority of the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Its stated mission is to provide aid to senior citizens in communities while promoting a sense of community.

Senior Corps programs include:
Senior Corps Foster Grandparents Program
Senior Corps RSVP Program
Senior Corps Senior Companions Program
The Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI) builds, promotes, and utilizes the environmental ethic, expertise, and commitment of older persons to expand citizen involvement in protecting and caring for our environment for present and future generations.

Locating Senior Services in Your Area

Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.  Their website includes a locator page where you can search by city or zip for resources, or you can search by topic for general information about a topic.  Great resource!

2-1-1 or 211.org
Free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local resources they need.

Legal Assistance

Free Legal Aid Program Locator (By State) – Join to have access to this locator.

Law Help provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in your state.

Advance Directive

A person’s wishes regarding medical treatment are recorded in an Advance Directive to ensure those wishes are carried out should they be unable to communicate them to a doctor. Join to receive a few great free resources to make and communicate this important document.

Mental Health Screening Resources

Mental Health America
This resource provides helpful screening tools for adults who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Screening offered include tests for depression, anxiety, PTSD, alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Cognitive Health
Cognitive health is the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember. Learn how your brain changes as you age and what you can do to keep your cognitive function at its best. Learn what the National Institute on Aging says you can do to help care for your brain.

Memory Fitness

Memory games are a great way to train and boost memory in a playful way! By stimulating the mind, memory fitness exercises can help minimize or delay memory loss symptoms. Activities typically include:

  • Physical exercise
  • Board or group participation games
  • Puzzles
  • Literature discussions
  • Music

There are more and more online memory games available. We’ve been improving our memory and these games have many difficulty levels and themes to keep them fresh.

Join to try out some online memory games!

Hearing Test

These tests analyze a person’s ability to perceive speech-in-noise.  Based on the person’s series of responses tested, the results automatically generate a hearing score that indicates whether there may be a possible hearing loss.  This test is conducted over a mobile phone with an app.  Join to get the app used!