Lifelong Learning Helps to Keep the Brain Active and Healthy

Many studies have indicated that activities which engage the mind may help slow the development of Alzheimers disease and its symptoms. As you age, it can be easy to fall into a routine that does not foster brain activity through engaging activities or trying new things. Below are some ways you can avoid the dullness of the day-to-day routine and instead find opportunities that foster creativity, growth, and learning, all of which are ways to keep your mind active and healthy. Pick up a new … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft

According to the Bureau of Justice, a 2014 survey reported that the number of elderly victims of identity theft increased from 2.1 million in 2012 to 2.6 million in 2014. As online purchasing and credit or debit card swiping is becoming increasingly useful in today's busy world, we must all take necessary precautions to protect our finances and identities from theft. In the excerpt* below, Carolyn Dorant of The Simple Dollar shares five tips to help prevent identity theft. 5 Tips to Help … [Read more...]

You can be an olympian at any age

It's only a matter of days before the torch is lit to commence the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. This summer marks the 120th year of the summer games and the USA will be well represented with more than 550 olympians competing for the chance to take home the gold. The average age of American athletes is 27 years old, but some competitors are well into middle age. Although many athletes 'age out' of their sport due to overuse injuries, declining stamina or strength, or the desire to … [Read more...]

Senior Day Trips for Assisted Living Residents

3,531,905 is the number of square miles that make up Pittsylvania County, 44 of which make up the City of Danville. That's a lot of miles worth exploring! If you prefer staycations instead of the tedious planning and higher cost of out-of-town vacation trips, consider day trips just a short drive from home. Below are some fun opportunities to get out of the house and explore the region. Travel back in time at the Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library. The History … [Read more...]

Know the signs of a Stroke

In effort to raise awareness of the disease and to increase brain health, June is dedicated as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. If you or someone you know has suffered from a stroke or mini-stroke, it is important to learn the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatments, for a stroke or mini-stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the … [Read more...]