Category: Health Habits


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How Well Are You Aging?

July 1, 2024 | By

This question becomes increasingly pertinent as we gracefully navigate the later chapters of our lives. Aging is an inevitable journey…

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Does Diet Impact Longevity?

June 15, 2024 | By

The idea of longevity, the quest for a life well-lived over an extended span, captivates many, particularly the revered members…

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Lifelong Learning and Cognitive Care for Seniors

May 1, 2024 | By

HarborChase is sharing Cognitive Care for Seniors! Read our blog and share this with your loved ones to help them achieve their goals and succeed!

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The Power of Positivity in Dementia Care

March 22, 2024 | By

  Living with dementia can come with frightening and complex challenges; however, facing these challenges with the incredible power of…

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What is the MIND Diet and How Can it Promote Mental Wellness?

February 15, 2024 | By

In the fast-paced world we live in today, promoting mental health and cognitive well-being are increasingly becoming focal points for…

There are many physical and mental health benefits of play for seniors, and throughout our communities, there are countless opportunities for fun and excitement.

The Benefits of Play & Why It’s Important for Older Adults

February 1, 2024 | By

When most people hear the word “play,” they likely picture children playing together, laughing, and enjoying themselves. However, very few…

HarborChase of Shorewood Shares How to Stay Active in the Winter

HarborChase of Shorewood Shares How to Stay Active in the Winter

January 8, 2024 | By

Winter in Wisconsin brings picturesque snowscapes and cozy moments indoors. However, the colder months often challenge our activity levels. In…

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10 Ways to Promote Healthy Aging After 50

January 1, 2024 | By

Turning 50 (or beyond) is the perfect time to start thinking about how to make the most of the next…

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Fall Nutrition Tips & Healthy Food Alternatives for This Thanksgiving

November 15, 2023 | By

As the Autumn air makes its way to our communities and leaves begin to turn shades of red and gold,…

Conquering Cold and Flu Season in Assisted Living Communities

8 Tips for Conquering Cold and Flu Season in Assisted Living Communities

October 22, 2023 | By

The arrival of cold and flu season is ushered in by the cooler winds of Fall and Winter. At HarborChase…

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Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Senior Living Communities

October 1, 2023 | By

In 2020, over 2.3 million new breast cancer cases were diagnosed worldwide. However, this represents only a fraction of people…

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Is Caffeine Bad for You? Exploring the Benefits & Sensitivities in Older Adults

September 15, 2023 | By

With 85% of the U.S. population consuming at least one caffeinated beverage per day, according to the National Library of…

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Embracing the Rejuvenating Benefits of Nature

September 8, 2023 | By

Throughout time, we have discovered nature has a unique ability to uplift our spirits, refresh our minds, and revitalize our…

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Do You Regularly Clean These Items in Your Home? You Should Be!

August 1, 2023 | By

There’s no shortage of house cleaning tips on the internet, whether you want your hardwood floors to sparkle or you’re…

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Summer Health: Nutrition Tips for Healthy Aging

July 15, 2023 | By

Imagine your ideal summer plans – outdoor picnics with friends, delicious seaside dinners on a coastal vacation, and maybe a…

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Where Unwinding Meets Engagement: What is Active Relaxation?

May 22, 2023 | By

The term “active relaxation” may sound like a paradox, but it’s a great way to wind down and relax while staying engaged. Explore how to get started here.

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How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet

May 15, 2023 | By

For adults over the age of 50, the recommended daily fiber intake is 21 grams per day for women and…

Alternative Diets, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, for Seniors

Alternative Diets: Understanding Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Plant-Based Diets

March 22, 2023 | By

Alternative diets have been popular for decades, and many younger generations have started embracing gluten-free, vegetarian, and plant-based lifestyle choices…

Healthy Eating: Substitutions for Your Sweet Tooth Cravings

February 22, 2023 | By

There’s nothing like a sugary treat or an indulgent dessert after a meal, but when it comes to healthy eating,…

5 Foods That Naturally Help Relieve Stress

February 15, 2023 | By

As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” While most people use this phrase as diet motivation or a…

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How Winter Can Affect Our Eating Habits

January 22, 2023 | By

For many of us, winter is synonymous with the holiday season, which means celebrating with family and friends, and of…

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How Processed Foods Impact Brain Health

December 15, 2022 | By

There’s nothing more convenient than popping a frozen pizza into the oven for a quick dinner or grabbing a packaged…

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5 Ways to Overcome Gym Anxiety & Get Active

November 22, 2022 | By

One common factor that can intimidate even the most experienced athlete or workout buff – going to the gym. Gyms…

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Healthy Eating: Less Sodium Doesn’t Mean Less Flavor!

November 15, 2022 | By

Salt plays a huge role in health problems like high blood pressure and heart disease, and according to the World…

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A Gentle Detox for Seniors

October 15, 2022 | By

Some foods and drinks can negatively affect your overall health. A gentle detox for seniors can help with certain health issues. Learn how to detox safely.

Daily Practices to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

September 1, 2022 | By

Improving mental and physical health is crucial for increasing longevity and boosting overall wellness. That being said, mental health and…

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Simple Ways to Increase Longevity & Promote Healthy Habits

August 22, 2022 | By

Longevity may seem like something out of your control, but that’s not entirely true. While genetics and medical history play…

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Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Older Adults

August 1, 2022 | By

Fueling your body with the nutrients it needs allows it to function properly and enables you to maintain your active,…

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Cognitive Exercises for Retirees to Keep the Mind Sharp

July 22, 2022 | By

For older adults, engaging in cognitive exercises can help you keep your mind sharp throughout your retirement years. Although there…

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Why Eat Seafood? It’s Good for the Body and Mind!

July 15, 2022 | By

For individuals looking for ways to improve their health and nutrition, adding seafood to their diet can yield many surprising…