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Heart Healthy Tips for Seniors from Food and Beverage Director Lacey Rainey

Diet has a profound effect on heart health, yet changing our habits, especially when they are long standing ones, can seem daunting. Lacey Rainey, the Food and Beverage Director at New Pond Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)  in Walpole, Massachusetts, offers practical tips for seniors looking to make sustainable changes for better heart […]

How Does Music Help Boost Brain Activity?

Music offers a variety of benefits for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, research has found. For instance, music can help reduce agitation, depression and anxiety, and it can lower stress levels. Why is music such a powerful tool for individuals with Alzheimer’s? Researchers believe that interacting with music — whether singing or listening […]

How to Improve Your Quality of Life as You Age

Quality of life is the general well-being of an individual – and everyone has their own definition. Engagement, health, independence and creativity are all components that may play a role. Maintaining a strong quality of life can become challenging as friends and family move away. Careers turn into retirement and free-time becomes more difficult to […]

Is Blue Light Harmful to Your Vision?

If you’re like most Americans, you may find yourself spending hours each day glued to your smartphone or tablet. The number of smartphone users in the United States continues to skyrocket reaching an all-time high of 309 million individuals in 2023. Recent research has begun to uncover a potential consequence of our ubiquitous gadget use: […]