Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to maintaining your health, taking care of your nutrition is one of the top priorities. However, as people get older, they may require help to eat healthfully. Luckily, there are numerous options that you, your senior loved ones, or even a third party can do to help with this. Importance of Nutrition Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes Anxiety is, unfortunately, common in older adults. According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, the numbers of affected adults can range from 10 to 20 percent of all older Americans. This anxiety is the most common mental health problem among adult women and the second most among adult men. At Woodland Ridge, we know that Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s hard to keep up with changing technology. We’re inundated with new devices entering the marketplace, and the systems and delivery methods for them change quickly. For senior citizens, much of the new offerings are targeted to younger consumers and not exactly designed with their ease of use in mind. Tools that remind loved ones Read More

Reading Time: 5 minutes Spring is in the air! If you’re like us, you’ve been loving the warmer weather and the budding trees and flowers. Along with the spring air come pollen and dust, though, which is probably how we got the phrase “spring cleaning”! Spring is the perfect time of the year to take stock of what we Read More

Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve worked with many family caregivers over the years, and we’ve learned how common it is for these caregivers to feel frustrated and alone. Often, family caregivers intuitively know their loved ones have had a change of some sort, but sometimes there is not a clear diagnosis to explain the changes. Those feelings of isolation Read More

Reading Time: 4 minutes What first pops into your mind when you hear the term “elder abuse”? If you’re like many people, you may be confused when you hear that phrase. Many people don’t want to think of older love ones as vulnerable targets for abuse, and most people don’t understand the scope of abuses that can—and do—occur. Last Read More

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you have a primary care doctor you love? Are you happy to see your physician at least once a year for your annual physical exam? If you answered “yes” to those questions, you are already ahead of the game. There are many reasons why people avoid seeing a doctor at all costs, but having Read More

Reading Time: 1 minute Click HERE for locations, showtimes. Mark your calendar for February 16th and head to the nearest senior center! Don’t miss the screening of The Age of Love, a documentary that follows 30 seniors who participate in a speed-dating event for ages 70—90. View the film’s trailer here:

Reading Time: 4 minutes A Month for Hearts Dana Lusk A dozen roses and some chocolate are good for your health! Yes, it’s true, eating chocolate can be heart healthy if you choose the right chocolate—a dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao. The best gift you can give your loved one this Valentine’s Day, though, is heart-health awareness. Read More