Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Retirement community’s service director loves the ‘pioneer spirit’
What impresses Dee Pekruhn the most about the residents of Westminster at Lake Ridge is what she calls the “pioneer spirit.”Read Full Entry
“The residents are very take-charge, caring people,” says Pekruhn, who is the community’s Resident Services Director. “They are very involved. They really do look out for one another. It is like a family. We provide guidance, but the residents do it.”
Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Seniors who volunteer are happier and healthier
You know that volunteering is fun and fulfilling and makes you feel happier. Now there’s evidence that volunteering might help you live longer. Having a heart, studies have found, is good for your heart.Read Full Entry
Several studies reported in a review of recent research on volunteering by the Corporation for National & Community Service suggest that older volunteers enjoy positive health benefits, are better able to function as they grow older and are better able to cope with and surmount health problems.
Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Seniors who use social media feel more youthful, study finds
Are you on Facebook? Do you Skype? If you’re a savvy Silver Surfer, then you know how easy it is to keep in touch with friends and family through social media. Bet you didn’t know, though, that learning to use social media could benefit your overall mental health and well-being.Read Full Entry
A two-year study by researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom found that older people who received training in use of social media were happier and—get this—felt younger than those in a control group.