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  • Best Hypertension Prevention Recipes for Seniors

    March 22, 2023

    Maintaining a healthy diet is essential for seniors over 65 especially those with hypertension. Here are some hypertension prevention recipes seniors can enjoy at home.

  • Essential Factors to Consider During a Dementia Care Planning

    March 22, 2023

    Read on as we share an essential dementia care planning checklist to help ensure your loved one gets the care they need throughout the journey.

  • Tips on How Seniors Can Start Managing High Cholesterol Levels

    February 15, 2023

    Managing high cholesterol levels can be daunting for most seniors. Fortunately, there are many ways to cook for this condition. Read on!

  • Dietary Rules for Reducing Hypertension in Seniors

    February 14, 2023

    Read on as we discuss what hypertension is, its potential causes, and dietary rules for reducing the risk of hypertension in seniors.

  • The Benefits of Yoga and Restorative Exercises for Seniors

    January 24, 2023

    Help a senior loved one try a fun and new exercise program this year! Read on for the benefits of yoga and restorative exercises for seniors.

  • What are the Best Sources of Calcium to Add to a Senior's Everyday Diet?

    January 24, 2023

    Calcium is not just for growing healthy bones and teeth, it also has other important benefits! Read on for the best sources of calcium and how to incorporate it into a senior's diet.

  • Tips to Reduce Risky Winter Maintenance Tasks in a Senior's Home

    December 29, 2022

    Winter has arrived and with it comes beautiful scenery, lights, winter weather, and toasty fireplaces. However, it also brings ice, snow, and potentially dangerous situations for seniors as they go about their day.

  • Things to Consider When Checking on Seniors This Winter Season

    December 12, 2022

    When the weather gets chilly, seniors might experience a reduction in body temperature more easily than when they were young. This increases the risk of falling as well as being affected by illnesses such as flu and severe cold. Fortunately, winter doesn't have to be a difficult time for an elderly loved one. With responsible preparation, smart planning, and often checking on them, families can ensure that their senior loved ones have a safe and happy winter season. Below are some tips to do when checking on seniors this season:

  • What to Do About Holiday Drinks and Toasts If You're Prediabetic or Diabetic

    December 7, 2022

    The holidays are a time for fun and family and many seniors will celebrate the holidays with family and friends this year. The festivities may feature a variety of delicious food and beverages. So seniors who are prediabetic or have diabetes might wonder what's safe for them to consume.

  • 5 Tips if You Know Caregiving is Hard on Your Senior Loved One

    November 21, 2022

    As people age, doing some routine tasks becomes complicated. They may have to be reminded of basic things such as getting out of the house for some fresh air or even taking medication. While living with their adult children can offer some relief, seniors may sometimes feel like they are overburdening them. As such, they may want to relieve their adult children of some caregiving responsibilities without making them feel guilty.

  • 3 Winterizing Tasks for Seniors (And 3 That Should Be Handled by Professionals)

    November 3, 2022

    There are many ways seniors can prepare their homes for winter. So here's a list of winterizing tasks seniors can do this season.

  • Daily Habits for Treating and Managing Osteoporosis

    October 27, 2022

    If you or a senior loved one is struggling with osteoporosis, don't fret! Here are tips that will help in treating and managing osteoporosis.

  • 10 Daily Habits That Can Worsen or Cause Osteoporosis

    October 20, 2022

    Though there is no way to prevent osteoporosis completely, several daily habits can increase the risk of developing it. Read on!

  • Home Improvements: How to Prevent Slips and Falls From Rain, Snow, and Ice This Winter

    October 3, 2022

    The winter season can be particularly beautiful. However, when snow and ice accumulate, seniors can be at risk for slips and falls. Falls rank among the most frequent causes of injuries sustained by seniors during the winter. Fortunately, falls can typically be avoided with a little forethought.

  • Healthy Snacks and Recipes That Feature End-of-Summer Produce | Senior Helpers of South Minneapolis

    September 9, 2022

    The Midwest, including areas in South Minneapolis like Saint Paul, Minnetonka, and Hennepin County itself, produces a considerable amount of food for the nation and has some traditional dishes to accompany the seasonal fare. In this region, the climate influences the growing season during the summer because it is very hot, yet subject to early frosts that can damage crops.

  • How Seniors Can Build a Fitness and Activity Routine With Their Dog

    August 29, 2022

    At Senior Helpers of South Minneapolis and Surrounding Areas, many of our senior clients report owning pets and have dogs as companions. Dog ownership has a multitude of benefits including improved emotional and physical well-being. We recommend incorporating a pet into one's exercise or workout routine as a fun way for our seniors to get active. Our multi-tiered guide will help your elderly loved one find ways to stay active with their pet and is tailored to the Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, and Hennepin County weather. It is possible to include beloved pets in one's daily routine and enjoy physical activity outside, inside parts of the home, or at indoor pet parks. 

  • 4 Bathing and Personal Hygiene Challenges Seniors Face in the Summer

    August 24, 2022

    As summer is starting to heat up in the Saint Paul - Minneapolis area,  keeping up with personal hygiene is more important. With increased perspiration comes increased risks of rashes and oily build-up on the skin. Keeping up with a hygienic routine such as bathing isn't only the polite thing to do for people around you, but is also important for personal health. Of course, this may be more difficult for older adults. 

  • 7 Summer Self-Care Tips for Caregivers on the Go

    August 16, 2022

    Caregivers should attend to their physical and mental well-being while caring for a loved one. The magnitude of your service directly correlates to the amount of time you spend to recharge and renew yourself. The summer schedule tends to be looser, and more extended warmer days make it easier to prioritize self-care.

  • How to Stay Hydrated This Summer With Water-Rich Foods

    July 27, 2022

    No matter your age or activity level, everyone needs to stay hydrated. Proper hydration is one of the most important things when it comes to health and energy levels. Getting enough water can be a challenge in the warm summers of Minneapolis, especially if you don't like the taste of water. However, there are other ways to stay hydrated with the help of water-rich foods. 

  • Top 5 Types of Computer and Video Games for Seniors' Cognitive Health

    July 6, 2022

    As senior citizens in South Minneapolis move into their golden years with reduced stress and less worry, keeping a healthy brain function is essential. The better their cognitive health, the better life quality these senior citizens can expect. To keep their brains active and performing efficiently, several types of video games will allow them to use different areas of their brain. Their abilities will improve instead of dull over time when they are on their tablets, computers, or smartphones.