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HM Stretching

21 Jan: Simple Stretches to Keep You Moving This Winter

During the winter months, inactivity can take a toll on the physical and mental health of seniors. Staying active during the colder months is vital to maintaining good health. Senior living communities like Ives Hill offer wellness and fitness programs and we encourage community members to remain involved and engaged during the winter months. Here are six simple stretches you…

HM News Eating

06 Jan: Improving Eating Habits

Changing the way you eat doesn’t sound too difficult. But, if you’ve been doing something for most of your life, and now you’re in your 60s or older, that can be pretty daunting. What helps is to have a partner to help you. Those residing within retirement communities that provide three nutritious and delicious meals each day enjoy such a…

Blog Holiday Grief

25 Nov: Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be an especially difficult time to grieve the loss of a loved one. Your sense of loss can be magnified during family gatherings, holiday traditions and meaningful events. The need for support is the greatest during the holidays. Focus on good memories and take comfort with family and friends. There are a number of ways you…

Ives Vet Blog

17 Nov: Veteran Residents at Ives Hill Honored

Veterans Day has passed, but Ives Hill continues to honor its residents who served. More than a dozen residents in attendance Saturday served in World War II. The guest speaker, Major General Miyako Schanley, is honoring her mother, an Ives Hill resident whose military career was cut short when she became pregnant. Schanley says her experiences in the military have…

HM News Decorating

04 Nov: 11 Decorating Tips for Enriched Housing

Decorating can ease the transition into enhanced housing. Helping someone move into enhanced housing can be an emotionally fraught experience. Collaborating with loved ones to decorate their new living quarters in a way that helps protect their physical safety and boost their emotional outlook can assist them in their transition, says Julia Bailey, a senior associate and interior design project…

Blog Vitamin D

29 Oct: Sunlight May Not be Enough to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Calcium and vitamin D are two of the most important nutrients for bone health, but vitamin D deficiency is common among seniors. Because seniors typically drink less milk and spend fewer hours outside, they often aren’t getting all the vitamin D they need. For most people, sunlight is the most important source of vitamin D, as sunlight converts cholesterol to…

Winter Months

14 Oct: Tips to Staying Active In the Winter Months

Cold weather forces many seniors inside during the winter months, but you don’t have to limit your activities until spring. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. That’s just 30 minutes, five days a week. Ives Hill offers a wide range of physical and mental activities and varied programs and events…