National Women's Health Week 2021

May 7th, 2021 | Senior Health

National Women's Health Week starts on Mother's Day every year. So, that should be easy to remember. After the week, try to remember that the importance of your health, mental and physical, never stops. We're giving NWHW special attention because regular, routine personal health…


May is National Arthritis Awareness and National Stroke Awareness Month

May 3rd, 2021 | Senior Health

May is both National Arthritis Awareness Month and National Stroke Awareness Month. While those may seem unrelated afflictions, they have at least three essential things in common: Anybody can be affected by them; the incidence of both conditions increases with age; and the things you can…


How to Practice Health to Your Heart's Content

February 1st, 2021 | Senior Health

By the time you read this, the reported deaths from COVID-19 will have exceeded 450,000 in the U.S. As staggering as that statistic is, it's 150,000 short of the 600,000 Americans who die every year from heart disease, the number one killer in all…


Why Seniors Should Volunteer

December 4th, 2020 | Senior Health

You’ve looked forward to retirement for your entire career, but once the time finally arrives to say goodbye to full time employment, you might find yourself wondering what to do with all of your spare time. It is common for seniors to search for…


Cold Weather Safety For Older Adults

November 30th, 2020 | Senior Health

Autumn has passed with its glorious colors and pleasantly crisp temperatures, which means that winter is upon us. While cold temperatures and snowfall can make winter a cozy and comfortable season, it also is full of potential dangers for seniors. Here is what you…


Safe Holiday Shopping Tips for Seniors

November 24th, 2020 | Senior Health

Have you made your holiday shopping list and checked it twice? Now that it is time to go shopping for the special people on your list, it is also the ideal time to brush up on your shopping safety habits. Unfortunately, senior adults can…


Healthy Holiday Meals for Seniors

November 16th, 2020 | Senior Health

The holiday season is spent around the table, with family and friends catching up over family favorite recipes. No matter how you will be spending Thanksgiving and other festive meals this year, you can find easy ways to make comfort foods healthy as well.…


November Is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November 6th, 2020 | Senior Health

November is a month full of family traditions, kicking off the holiday season with comforting foods and good company. If your table this year is a bit different now that a senior loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you aren’t alone. The…


October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1st, 2020 | Senior Health

Knowledge Is the Best Defense Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is an unsettling topic for any woman. Besides the dread it induces, cancer also perplexes and frustrates with its unpredictability. Some general risk factors for any person’s chance of having breast cancer have been established,…


Six Essentials for a Higher Quality of Life with Parkinson’s Disease

April 15th, 2020 | Senior Health

At Legend Senior Living, we observe National Parkinson’s Month every April, and it’s a special month for us, because many residents face the challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease. If you’re new as a caregiver, loved one or a patient yourself, the path ahead…