Thursday, December 18, 2014

Avoiding the Blues in the Season of Red and Green

By Nicole Jovel, guest blogger

Ann Burnside Love’s Top 10 list to help seniors beat the winter blues

It’s wintertime and though some might call it “the most wonderful time of the year,” many seniors experience some level of winter blues. Fewer hours of sunshine, longer hours of darkness, and the potential for snow and ice can leave people in hibernation mode. When you find yourself more lethargic than usual or experience a general drop in mood, turn to Ann’s list of tips for beating the winter blues:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Senior’s Guide to Battling Holiday Bulge

By Leslee Jaquette, guest blogger

I recently lost control at the first Thanksgiving buffet, gorging myself on turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy as well as three kinds of berry pie with real, whipped cream!

After my first holiday celebration, I –a personal trainer with credentials in senior fitness -- am already sporting the proverbial one to five pounds many people gain (and never lose) as a result of seasonal stuffing!

But now with one food overdose under my belt, I’m going to use some common sense ideas to maintain my weight. Nhayomee Perez, fitness expert with Future Fitness, a partner with Cadbury Senior Lifestyles, Cherry Hill, will also share tips she uses to coach participants through the holidays at the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, continuing care retirement community.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

From “For Sale” to “Sold” — Selling Your Home in Winter

By Sarah Koons, guest blogger

It’s almost winter and the weather outside is frightful, but living in a senior community is so delightful! If you are considering moving into a retirement community, but own a home, don’t let Jack Frost deter you from proceeding with your plans. With the help of experienced retirement community professionals, realtors and supportive family members, the process of selling your home in winter can become not only doable, but mark the beginning of a new chapter of your life. Fortunately, there are many things senior homeowners can do to increase the salability of their home in the winter months.