Archive for May, 2018

Chronic Inflammation-Header

You’re probably aware of the inflammation associated with accidentally hitting your toe or cutting yourself—pain, redness, and swelling. You can clearly see these signs of inflammation and, therefore, treat them. But what about the inflammation you cannot see?

Yes, inflammation can occur inside the body and exist undetected for a long time, as if in stealth mode, wreaking havoc through diseases and other medical conditions. This type of inflammation—internal and prolonged—results in damaged cells, especially as you age, and is referred to as chronic and low-grade…

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According to a recent Gallup poll, the average age among American retirees is around 62 years old.  Current data provided by the Social Security Administration’s Life Expectancy Calculator states that the life expectancy at 62 for the average male and female is 21.4 and 23.8 years, respectively.  For those entering or already in their retirement years, here are some questions to consider: where do you want to live during your retirement?  If you need care, who will provide it? How far can your savings take you?  What do you want to do during these years?

Where?

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How to Age Fearlessly

By Etta Hornsteiner
two lions aging in the horizon

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength,” says Betty Friedan, an American writer and activist. Unfortunately, few people view the concept of aging as a time of “opportunity and strength”. Instead, aging brings on new demands, unknowns and fears. Illness or loss of a spouse, accidents, failing health, dwindling finances, unpleasant side effects of certain medications, poor eating habits, sleep deprivation, diminishing eyesight or hearing become the new stressors along with joint pain and muscular imbalances. These changes are compounded b…

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active adults with strong body

How do you want to age? Yes, we do have a choice. It’s the choice between aging and growing old. To age is to move along with life; to grow old is to have life pass you by. One of the ways to age without growing old is to “age in place.” Aging in place refers to the decision that older adults make toward living in their own homes for as long as possible instead of being forced to move because of physical disability or restrictions with their house.  Therefore, maintenance of joints, muscles, and balance while performing activities of daily living are critical factors…

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Welcome to the Woodhaven at Home blog! We will strive to use this blog to bring you great content about a variety of topics centered on wellness, aging and care. If you like, you can sign up and have blog posts delivered right to your email.

This blog is for anyone who wants to find resources for safer, smarter and better aging in place and to read accounts from professionals who have dedicated their careers to care giving and care coordination.

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