Category: Senior Health and Wellness

Senior-Friendly Festivals in Central Ohio

Summer in Central Ohio is a great time to visit local festivals. However, a festival that requires a lot of walking or doesn’t offer shade may make it difficult for your senior parents to enjoy themselves. But everyone is different. Your parents may be able to walk for hours but can’t stay in the sun… Read more »

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Diet This Summer

Summer Diet

After a long, cold winter, warm weather has finally arrived in Central Ohio! If you are like most seniors and caregivers, too many snowy days led to a lack of exercise and too much indulging in comfort foods that aren’t very healthy. We thought the month of June would be a great time to help… Read more »

MacIntosh Assisted Living Move-In Special

Assisted Living Special

Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? The MacIntosh Company’s Assisted Living communities are the perfect place for you or your loved one. We provide assistance with daily activities in a modern, active setting that allows residents to live independent, satisfying lives. MacIntosh… Read more »

Vitamin C Benefits for Seniors

Vitamin C Fruits

Vitamin C is typically associated with cold and flu season because it aides the body in fighting viruses. But it does so much more than just prevent colds, it’s also an essential nutrient in living and aging. Health Benefits Continued research shows evidence that vitamin C may help lower blood pressure as well as potential… Read more »

Keeping Your Senior Safe in the Summer Heat

When the mercury soars, seniors in the Columbus area are at greater risk for heat-related problems. These can range from minor sun poisoning to life-threatening dehydration or sunstroke. Being aware of potential issues can help you keep the older adult you love safe this summer. Summer Safety Tips for Central Ohio Seniors Hydration: Encourage the older… Read more »

Top 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Gardening

A green thumb is a healthy thumb. Discover the benefits of gardening for seniors to inspire you during this growing season! 1. Gardening helps keep seniors active. Gardening is a way to get your whole body moving. As you plant, weed and water, you’re putting your whole body to work. For seniors, an added benefit… Read more »

The Emotional Side of De-Cluttering

We previously shared tips to help a Columbus area family who is helping a senior loved one de-clutter their home. We focused on how to get started and shared tips for making the process go more smoothly. Now let’s tackle the emotional side of downsizing. Listening and Sharing Memories as You De-Clutter a Senior’s Home As… Read more »

Healthy Weight Gain Tips for Seniors

Have you or your loved one lost weight recently without trying? Here are some helpful tips for healthy senior weight gain, as well as a look at some of the underlying issues the sudden weight loss may indicate. How to Help Older Adults Gain Weight in a Healthy Way If you or your parent is… Read more »

Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D

Older adults in central Ohio are at higher risk for a vitamin D deficiency during the winter than their friends in southern climates. That is because most of us spend less time outdoors during the winter. Less exposure to sunlight means the body has less opportunity to produce vitamin D naturally. More and more studies… Read more »

Guide to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Heart Health

February is well known for being American Heart Health Month, a yearly awareness campaign created to alert people of the risk factors for heart-related illnesses and encourage them to take steps in protecting their heart. MacIntosh participates in various ways such as helping to educate adults on the disease and preventative ways to potentially reverse… Read more »