The Admiral at the Lake Blog

Why Older Adults Are Stressed (And What to Do About It)

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 17, 2019 10:22:19 AM

Stressed out?

You’re not alone. Many older adults experience periods of stress, especially when facing transitional periods such as retirement or moving to a new home.

To manage your stress, the first step is understanding where it’s coming from. Let’s explore some of the common causes of stress in older adults—and how to cope.

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Topics: Wellness

9 Delightful Activities to Help You Avoid the Winter Blues

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Oct 22, 2018 1:23:33 PM

The winter season is almost upon us. It can be hard to stay motivated during the winter months. The cold temperatures and darker days sometimes make you want to stay in bed longer under a nice, warm blanket.

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Topics: Wellness

Brain Training to Slow Mental Decline

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 11, 2018 12:00:25 PM

We’ve all had those days where we have forgotten where we parked our car, put our keys in the refrigerator, or went looking for our phone that was in our hand the entire time. These can be instances that we laugh at ourselves for, but can be a cause for worry as we grow older. As we age, our cognitive abilities begin to slow down.

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Topics: Wellness, health

Life Enrichment: All I Want Is My Parent’s Happiness!

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Sep 7, 2017 2:36:00 PM

What do you think of when you think of your parent living in a senior retirement community?

Most people don’t envision healthy, active seniors working toward a better tomorrow, college courses, workouts at the gym, sculpture classes, or nutritious fresh cuisine.

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Topics: Wellness

Stress Relief Tips for Seniors (and Everyone Else)

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Aug 3, 2017 8:55:00 AM

We all let the little things get to us sometimes. It is important to know when to step aside and take some time for yourself to relax and destress. Here are a few of the stress-relief techniques we were able to uncover:

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Topics: Wellness

Signs of Dehydration Checklist

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

It’s no secret that the heat of the summer can have a serious impact on your body, especially for older adults. Older bodies do not feel thirst as much, and kidney function decreases. After age 60, the proportion of total body fluids to body weight is about 52% in men and 46% in women, compared to 60% and 52% for adults under 40. This makes the danger of dehydration greater.

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Topics: Wellness

Embrace Quaker Values at the Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 10, 2017 2:10:00 PM

Since the 1970s, Kendal, the not-for-profit parent company of The Admiral at the Lake, has worked to transform our culture’s view of aging and older persons, stressing the potential for fulfillment and continuing contribution during the later stages of life.

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Topics: Wellness

Favorite Summer Foods

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 6, 2017 11:21:00 AM

What are your favorite treats during the summer? There are so many to choose from, it’s hard to narrow them down. Keep a generous supply of fresh fruits and vegetables on hand during the summer to help prevent dehydration. Today, we would like to tell you about the benefits of each of these nutrient-packed summer foods.

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Topics: Wellness

Count the Blessings of Growing Older

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 22, 2017 12:35:36 PM

Now that you’re retired, you can use your age to your advantage. Count these 14 benefits of growing older:

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Topics: Blog, Wellness

8 Vacation Wellness Ideas

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 10, 2017 3:02:00 PM

A vacation away from your current environment is good for you. Whether you take a cruise to Alaska or help build houses for Habitat for Humanity, walking different roads, visiting unfamiliar locations, and sleeping in different beds benefit your health.

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Topics: Wellness