Eating regular, nutritious meals is a vital component of good health. One-pot recipes are an excellent way for seniors and caregivers to enjoy healthy, hearty meals without using a lot of time and energy. Nearly every type of cuisine can be fixed in a one-pot style, so it's easy to enjoy many cultural flavors. They also can be made in a wide variety of appliances, such as microwaves, crockpots and rice cookers, ensuring seniors can prepare them in their kitchenettes in their assisted living apartments.Check out these nine one-pot meals for inspiration.
At Broadmoor Court in Colorado Springs, we encourage residents to get out and explore everything that Colorado has to offer. Whether you're planning a day trip to Garden of the Gods or dining at a local bistro, it's important to keep your teeth and gums in good condition so you're not distracted by toothaches, gum irritation and other dental problems. Here's what you need to know to maintain your oral health.
Nothing beats a good book. Books can transport you to places you’ve never been, put you in the shoes of someone living an entirely different life and stimulate conversations across generations. Taking some time to curl up and relax with a good book is beneficial for people of all ages but especially for older adults. Reading has been linked to reduced stress, increased mental stimulation and even improved memory in people aged 65+. Here’s a look at some must-reads for older adults.
Making Valentine's Day gifts yourself is a wonderful way to show someone special that you care and create something unique and meaningful. Fortunately, you don't need to be an expert crafter to make personalized gifts that anyone would be glad to receive. Below, you can find straightforward and romantic Valentine crafts for any skill level, including ideas for making homemade Valentines with kids.
Healthcare can be one of the biggest expenses you face as you enter retirement. Even with years of saving and anticipation, many older adults aren’t financially prepared for how costly medical expenses can be. The average retired couple’s outlay on healthcare alone is just shy of $300,000 throughout the course of their retirement. While Medicare can relieve some of your own out-of-pocket expenses, it can't cover all expenses. Here’s a look at how to fit healthcare into your retirement budget, what Medicare does and doesn’t cover and other tips for planning and saving.
Managing your money after retirement can be as important as planning for retirement savings in the first place. It’s a good idea to have a few best practices or at least some ideas of things you might need to better manage your money. After all, you worked hard for what you have, so you want to ensure it’s serving you well now that you’re going to use it. Check out these six tips for managing money when living in an assisted living community.
Practicing minimalism means simplifying your life and freeing up space mentally and physically. And here are four ways you can practice minimalism
Getting back to nature doesn’t always need to involve a weeklong getaway camping in the mountains. Check out five tips for enjoying nature as a senior below.
One thing about faith is that it’s a never-ending journey. Whether you start walking that path at 9 or 99, it’s a walk that you can always devote more time to. That's where we come in. Being able to have enough free time to devote to exploring your faith is just one reason to choose a faith-based assisted community like Broadmoor Court. Our goal is to assist you in your living, providing the freedom you need to explore other passions in life.
Seniors who enjoy chatting on the phone with friends or calling for takeout might not think about getting healthcare delivered in this way as well. Yet, telemedicine is an ideal option for those that want to avoid lengthy office visits while getting guidance from a medical professional. Consider some tips on telemedicine to better understand how to take advantage of this healthcare option.