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 … [Read more...]

Staying Active when the Weather is Hot

While the heat can make it challenging to motivate yourself to participate in physical activity, moving around is still vital to maintaining good health. Here are some tips to help you stay active when the dog days of summer hit: Take outdoor walks in the evening when the sun is coming up or going down. Stay indoors during the middle of the day when temperatures can be at their highest. Exercise indoors. Find a local senior center that offers group classes in buildings with central air … [Read more...]

Protecting Against the Flu

Flu season begins this month, so it is important to remember to get your seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible.  The flu is particularly dangerous to the elderly, who already have weakened immune systems and are more likely to suffer other complications as a result of the flu.  Seniors in their seventies and eighties have a higher risk of dying from seasonal flu complications than individuals in other age groups. You could look here.  The flu is one of the most highly … [Read more...]