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  • 4 Technologies for Fun and Safe Online Interactions for Seniors

    August 9, 2022

  • In-Home Assistance and Hosting Dinner Parties: How to Have Fun | Senior Helpers Erie

    July 22, 2022

  • How Medications Can Affect Temperature Regulation During the Summer

    July 15, 2022

  • 5 Common Symptoms of Summer-Pattern Seasonal Affective Disorder

    July 15, 2022

  • 6 Benefits of Swimming for Seniors Needing Alzheimer's Care

    June 27, 2022

    There's no question that swimming is an excellent exercise for people of all ages, but it can be especially beneficial for seniors who need Alzheimer's care. As a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's, you're always looking for ways to improve their quality of life. Swimming is a great activity that offers many benefits for seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. It offers several advantages over other forms of exercise, so here are six reasons swimming is an ideal activity for those with Alzheimer's diseas

  • Gardening: 6 Ways to Renovate a Garden for Aging in Place and Senior Care

    June 15, 2022

    Gardening is a favorite pastime, but bending and digging in the dirt can be physically demanding as people get older. As a result, restricted mobility and agility substantially impact how individuals embrace and use outdoor spaces as they get elderly. However, there is a tremendous potential to make a home garden more appealing to older adults.

    Let's start with why seniors need a hospitable garden, and then look at ways to make gardening safer for them.

     

  • 5 Famous Senior Artists Who Made Some Great Art Pieces

    April 5, 2022

    A few gray hairs can't stop talented artists from producing great artwork. Many senior artists took some small steps and followed their dreams. They also did some of the best artwork that made them famous worldwide.

    If you always look for inspirational artworks, here is the list of top senior artists. You can check out their work in local art museums or on the Internet. Ready to dive into the top senior artists that make people fall in love with their artworks? Keep reading!

     

  • What Do Daily Living Activities for Seniors Look Like?

    March 8, 2022

    There comes a point with aging when it becomes more challenging for one to complete important and normal daily living activities on their own. People with dementia or Alzheimer's usually require support to manage their daily living activities. Notwithstanding, needing help to complete daily activities is not limited to seniors with cognitive impairment alone.

  • How to Support a Grieving Parent

    February 9, 2022

    The responsibility of helping your aging parents deal with the death of a loved one is inevitable. Assisting your surviving grieving parent through the death of their spouse can prove difficult because your grief from losing a parent, and your parent's grief are completely different. Though we all experience grief differently, there are many ways you can offer support to your grieving parent during this challenging time.

  • 10 Family History Questions That Will Warm Your Grandparents' Hearts

    January 4, 2022

    As our elders experience life from the vantage point of their sunset years, it's important for families and society at large to ensure that their stories are known. Aside from the immediate, life-affirming benefits of learning our family history, our lineage-to-come may themselves wish to learn of their families' legacies.

  • Caring for Seniors from a Distance: Tips to Consider

    December 2, 2021

    Caring for a senior loved one from afar is never easy. You may feel like you are missing out on the day-to-day issues that matter to them, and this can be frustrating. Thankfully, there are ways to stay connected without being in the same place as them all of the time. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for caring for seniors who live far away.

     

  • 4 Major Tips for Aging Parents That Won’t Listen

    November 3, 2021

    When we were young, our parents or guardians required us to listen and follow their advice. But what happens when it is our turn to take care of them but they refuse to listen to us? Aging is scaring. Most of the time, seniors fear the unknown, including the shrinking of their social world, loss of independence, and their health. All these factors may cause our aging parents to become stubborn and unwilling to follow our advice.

  • 10 Top Rated Tips for Stroke Recovery at Home

    September 22, 2021

    Although the risk of stroke is higher in senior adults, it can hit a person of any age. Statistics show that about 800k people suffer from stroke every year in the US. Many of these eventually get discharged from the hospital to go and continue the stroke recovery journey at home. Therefore, caregivers need to learn how best to look after their loved ones who have had a stroke.

  • Scam Guide: Prevent Financial Abuse to Our Beloved Seniors

    September 3, 2021

  • Activities of Daily Living and Their Application in Senior Care

    August 18, 2021

  • Seniors Who Dance (and Why!)

    August 6, 2021

    Keeping active is important for people of all ages, and for different reasons. With regular exercise, health issues can appear, or worsen, and the effects of aging (lessened mobility, weakness, forgetfulness, insomnia, etc.) can begin to wear down the spirit.

  • Autumn Safety Tips for Seniors

    May 10, 2021

  • Senior Companionship and its Valuable Benefits to Your Loved Ones | Senior Helpers - Erie

    March 29, 2021

    Some seniors may be able to rely on family and friends for support but, for some individuals, that is not always an option. Read on to find out the benefits of senior companionship.

     

  • 5 Benefits of Walking for Seniors

    February 15, 2021

    A new exercise regime, like walking, is a great way for seniors to get up and get moving. Grab a friend and go for a stroll today, you’ll see the benefits in no time.

  • Knowing When to Get Memory Care

    January 15, 2021

    Caring for an aging loved one who suffers from dementia can be daunting and exhausting. It’s important to seek assistance, though. Several signs can help with knowing when to get memory care, a vital step in your family’s well being.

  • Save Money With These 6 Senior Discounts

    December 7, 2020

    Meta description: If you like saving money and enjoying all that life has to offer, we have you covered. These six senior discounts are sure to put a smile on your face.

  • 5 Most Meaningful Hobbies For Seniors

    October 30, 2020

    The Senior Helpers team serving the Erie, Waterford, and Crawford County areas knows that it is important to support older adults and promote participation in meaningful activities that can help keep them independent, creative, and engaged. Here are the 5 most meaningful hobbies for seniors.

  • Step by Step Guide to Help Seniors Lead Fulfilling Daily Lives

    October 15, 2020

    Now that summer has come to an official end, school, work, and life schedules are falling into a new normal. While life in the Erie, Waterford, Meadville, and Crawford County areas still incorporates safe and healthy practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19, for most people, the world has started to turn again. That said, there may be a senior in your life that may still be feeling isolated. To help seniors lead fulfilling lives while staying safe and healthy, it’s important to help them build a growth mindset.

  • Arts and Crafts to Keep Seniors Entertained and Fulfilled At Home in Erie

    October 11, 2020

    Crafts are a great way for seniors to stay busy and creative. Here are some simple and fulfilling arts and crafts ideas to try at home in Erie, PA.

  • Tips for Healthy and Tasty Meals for Seniors in Erie, PA

    September 30, 2020

    Here are some tips to prepare easy, healthy, and tasty meals for seniors in Erie, PA