Gardening for Health: Seniors and the Joy of Cultivating 

The weather this time of year in Southwest Georgia is just perfect—not too hot yet but not cold either. It’s the perfect time to get outside and prune, plant, and play in your garden or yard. Not only is gardening great for your body, it’s also great for your mind. In this article, we’ll go over how the simple act …

A Guide to a Happy Gut for Seniors 

When we think of bacteria, we often think of sickness and disease, but some bacteria can actually be really beneficial, especially in your gut! There are literally trillions of microbes including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, that live in your gut, help you digest food, fight harmful pathogens, make important minerals for your body, impact your immune system, impact your heart …

Benefits of Enjoying Meals with Others

Family meals used to be a much more common occurrence, but with the advent of technology, it’s becoming much more normalized to have isolated meals or eat in front of a screen. While this isn’t really good for any of us, it can be especially harmful for seniors who are at an increased risk of isolation and loneliness. In this …

Snacking for Energy

Many older adults experience a loss of energy, and this can be due to a variety of factors like not getting enough sleep, not being physically active, genetics, and more. However, the food you eat can also play a big role in your energy levels, which is why we’ve put together a few different nourishing ideas that will have you …

Regular Kidney Screenings for Seniors

While kidney disease can happen at any time, people over 60 are more likely to develop it. Additionally, if you have risk factors like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and/or family/genetic history of kidney disorders, your risk of kidney disease is higher. Because kidney disease affects so many people and often presents with very few symptoms, regular kidney screening is the …

Exercise and Sleep for Seniors

Not getting enough sleep can be a serious health problem. Lack of sleep hurts your cognitive processing by making it harder to focus and stay alert. It can be hard to concentrate, reason, and solve problems. Sleep deprivation can also increase your risk of things like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and your risk of falling, and these are …

Eye Health for Seniors

Vision loss, unfortunately, is a common symptom of aging, with adults over age 40 at the greatest risk of eye diseases and vision issues. While some things may be out of your control, there are steps you can take to prevent vision loss and promote eye health for seniors.  Source

Keynote Speaker and Schedule Announced for CareCON24 

ALBANY, GA – A keynote speaker and schedule has been announced for CareCON24, an event tailored specifically for those caring for individuals living with dementia. CareCON24 will take place Thursday, March 14, 2024, at the Sowega Council on Aging’s Regional Resource Center located at 335 W. Society Avenue in Albany. Registration deadline is March 7. CareCON24 is a full day of …

Adapt Your Home for Low Vision

If you have a condition that affects your vision or are just experiencing the vision loss that often comes with age, it can make getting around harder and harder and can even increase your risk of falls. Luckily, there are many things you can do to adapt your home for low vision, making it easier to get around and do …