According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one out of three Americans (or around 84 million people) have prediabetes. Without knowledge of what the early warning signs are, you could be one of these individuals. Like diabetes, prediabetes puts you at risk for multiple health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. With prediabetes, blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough for the individual to be diagnosed with diabetes. To ensure you receive proper treatment and to prevent serious complications, consider the following pre-warning signs of diabetes.
At Autumn View Gardens, many of our residents strive to create a welcoming, compassionate environment by honoring Biblical principles. Practicing random acts of kindness is a fun, easy way to brighten someone's day, whether you surprise a stranger or a loved one with a special act from the heart. 2 Corinthians 6:8 reminds us that God loves a cheerful giver, stating "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion."
As we get older and people move away from one another, it can be harder to stay in touch. Seniors living in assisted living communities may also find it more difficult to locate and stay in touch with family and friends in different cities and even different states. Fortunately, there are a variety of applications made for both IOS and Android devices and computers that assist seniors with this. Consider these five social media applications that are fun and easy to use.
Many people know how important pets can be within a family dynamic. The relationships formed with animals provides a wealth of benefits, particularly with the seniors who may have very little friends and family to rely on. If you are considering pet ownership, take a look at the following benefits for seniors.
Walking is one of the most senior-friendly forms of exercise there is. Not only is it a low-impact type of exercise that's ideal for nearly any fitness level, but it also helps you avoid a sedentary lifestyle and can be done regardless of where you are. If you have decided to add a fitness regimen to your daily routine, consider the following benefits of walking.
Whether you're alone in your apartment at Autumn View Gardens or out with friends and family, playing games is a fun way to pass the time and enjoy visits.People of all ages can find joy in games, and for seniors, games are an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Whether you’ve been in the hospital for a planned or emergency procedure, there are a few things to keep in mind as you await the discharge orders from your physician. Consider the following list of preparations to help you continue the road to a smooth recovery.
As National Lawn and Garden Month, April is a great time to showcase the easy ways seniors can enjoy gardening in an assisted living community. Gardening is an enriching activity that lets both groups and individuals experience the wonder of God's creation. Even if seniors only have access to a window or balcony, there are plenty of choices they can make when it comes to the type of gardening they'd like to engage in.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; Song of Songs 2:11-12 KJV
February is coming up, and it's National Hot Breakfast Month. At Autumn View Gardens, we're celebrating with this post all about the benefits of breakfast and some tips on quick and easy breakfasts that don't require a stove (some are even hot!).