Category: Senior Health and Wellness

MacIntosh COVID-19 Prevention

As concerns surrounding the Coronavirus continue to grow, we’ve gathered information from experts and trusted health sources to protect MacIntosh communities and lessen worries. MacIntosh COVID-19 Prevention The top priority at the MacIntosh Company is the health and well-being of our patients, residents and employees. Therefore, we are taking extra precautions at this time to… Read more »

New Albany Assisted Living Move-In Special

Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? The New Albany care community is 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. Now is… Read more »

Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency

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 »

7 Stimulating Memory Care Activities and Why They’re Important

A senior woman in memory care is reading a book with her adult daughter.

If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it may be hard to know how to help them. Of course, you want to make their life as easy as possible but it may be difficult to know exactly what they need. Are the questions you’re asking them and the activities you’re… Read more »

Historical Places in and Near Columbus Seniors Will Love

Map of the historical things to do around Columbus, Ohio.

Looking for interesting places to go in the Columbus, Ohio area? There are so many places to choose from that we’ve narrowed it down to historical sites. Step back in time and explore roads to the past at any one of these eight Columbus area historical places that are perfect for seniors and older adults!… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Get the Most Out of MacIntosh Care Centers

Dear Sarah, I’m going to be moving to one of the MacIntosh care centers soon and I’m starting to get a little nervous about what it’s going to be like. Do you have any tips or advice for getting the most out of the experience? Sincerely, Bert H. Hilliard, Ohio How to Get the Most… Read more »

Ask the Expert: How Are Spiritual Needs Met at MacIntosh?

Woman with hands in prayer

Dear Elonda, My mom is going to be moving into a MacIntosh senior living community soon for assisted living. For the most part, she is ready for the move but there is one thing she’s worried about—her religion. Mom was raised Catholic and is very devout. She attends weekly Mass and before her health issues… Read more »

The Top 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Senior couple gardening for health benefits

A green thumb is a healthy thumb. Discover the benefits of gardening for seniors to inspire you during the next 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… Read more »

How to Get Involved at Macintosh Centers: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer helping senior living resident and serving her breakfast.

Are you looking for ways to give back? The MacIntosh Company has plenty of local volunteer work for you to put your talents to good use! Local Volunteer Work with Seniors There are seven Columbus area senior living and rehab communities that make up The MacIntosh Company. However, if you were to visit all seven,… Read more »