Healthy Aging Resolutions for 2021

December 28, 2020 — If you still have your list of 2020 New Year’s resolutions tucked away somewhere, you might feel extra-nostalgic for what was certainly a simpler time! As we head into 2021, we’ve needed to adapt our health goals to the challenges of the pandemic. Certainly 2021 is not a year to slack on our resolve. Here... Read More

Classic Board Games Wordfind

December 28, 2020 — Everyone’s been talking about the recent Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, and the chess-themed show even sparked a run on chess boards for holiday gifts. By all accounts, board game playing was up in 2020, as people who are quarantining together settled in for a round of Parcheesi or checkers. People are challenging each other... Read More

Aging & Caregiving in the News

December 28, 2020 — Information, updates and interesting tidbits In this issue: Can online exercise classes combat loneliness? Why do LGB elders face a higher risk of dementia? What do food packaging dates mean? Exercise Is More Fun With a Group—Even Online Senior exercise classes have become very popular. And while these classes help older adults manage their health... Read More

8 Science-Based Ways to Strengthen Our Immune System

December 28, 2020 — Especially today as most of us are concerned about COVID-19, we see a lot of commercials for supplements and other products claiming they can “boost” our immune system. But in fact, experts tell us, many of these products are bogus and even harmful. Here is a list of proven things we can do every day... Read More

Where to Find Housing and Utility Assistance During COVID-19

December 28, 2020 — Information and resources from The National Council on Aging (NCOA) As the COVID-19 pandemic carries on, many older Americans are finding their budgets stretched to the limit. The high cost of housing and utilities can be especially burdensome. Here are several places to find help if you’re struggling to pay your rent, mortgage, or home... Read More

Warm and Healthy Winter Favorites

December 28, 2020 — Hoppin’ John is a traditional New Year’s Day treat. Here’s a healthier spin on this favorite comfort food. And instead of a calorie-laden box of Valentine’s Day candy, serve your sweetheart this heart-friendly fruit cobbler. Hoppin’ John (Sausage, Black-Eyed Peas and Rice) Makes 4 servings (recipe can be easily doubled) Ingredients 1/2 cup brown rice,... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine and Christmas

December 14, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove:   The most exciting news to date since the pandemic began is that a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for distribution. Nursing homes in Rhode Island are to be the first recipients – we are fortunate to be in this initial phase of immunization!   We have received... Read More