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help older people feel better and enjoy more. Regular exercise can prevent or delay some diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabe- tes, as well as help improve mood and men- tal health. Aerobic examples include walk- ing, dancing, or swimming. Strengthening activities include lifting weights, digging in the garden, or yoga.
your chronic diseases from your doctor, pharmacist or nurse practitioner. You can also make an appointment with a pharma- cist to go through all your medications and review what you are taking, the directions for use, and any issues you may be having or should look out for.
losing interest in hobbies or other pleasures. Depression often occurs with other medical illnesses and disabilities.
Know Yourself – Keep track of your health. What are your health goals? Possibly to stay out of the hospital, and to live a healthy, productive life? What diseases do you have? Who are your doctors and when
is you next appointment? Do you need to bring anyone with you to your appointments? What medications are you taking? What vaccines have you gotten and do you need others?
Safety First – Prevent falls in your
home and when you are out. Wear the right shoes. Use handrails. Remove rugs that slide around. Take care to avoid step stools or lad- ders that may be unsafe. About 30% of older adults who do not live in nursing facilities fall each year.
• Aging Gracefully – Skin becomes less elastic and more lined and wrinkled as we age. Hair pigment becomes less efficient when renewing themselves, which makes hair gray. Natural beauty tips include: stop smoking, wear sunscreen and protective clothing in the sun. Use moisturizing soaps and lotions, eat right, and drink plenty of water. Anti-aging products may help rejuve- nate the skin.
Prevent Health Care Problems Before They Happen – Get a yearly flu shot and stay up to date on all other vaccines to help prevent diseases (such as pneumococcal diseases and shingles). Other immunizations may include hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, menin- gococcal, or travel vaccines. You can also get all of your immunizations at many pharma- cies – even without a prescription in many states!
Falls can occur as a result of changes in the body, sight, hearing, muscle strength, coordination, and reflexes aren’t what they used to be.
Feeling Good
• Mental Health – Clinical depression in the elderly is common, affecting about six million Americans aged 65 and older. It is very important to monitor for symptoms of depression and treat the depression appropri- ately. Symptoms may include insomnia, sad- ness, fatigue, social withdrawal and isolation, weight loss or loss of appetite, abandoning or
• Sleep – Changes in sleep and circadian rhythm are normal as we age. We tend to sleep less, not sleep as deeply, we may wake up in the night and or wake up earlier in the morning. This may be caused by a health condition such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, or depression. Tips for better sleeping include going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, limiting naps during the day, limiting caffeine to early morning or entirely, and sleeping in com- pletely dark room.
Educate Yourself – You can learn about
Take control of your health and know what’s normal for you so that when unsus- pected changes occur you know to take action.
Helping Seniors Stay
Informed
NUMBER OF UNITS INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSISTED LIVING SKILLED NURSING ALZHEIMER / DEMENTIA RESPITE CARE
ADULT DAY CARE PETS
RESIDENT PARKING TRANSPORTATION PRIVATE PAY NURSE ON DUTY REHAB
LONG TERM STAY SHORT TERM STAY MEDICATION DELIVERY LAUNDRY HOUSEKEEPING ACTIVITIES
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24 HOUR STAFFING LICENSED FACILITY SPECIFIC DIET PLANS
SENIOR HOUSING
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MAPLE LAWN MEDICAL CARE FACILITY
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14 50 Sanderson Lane, Coldwater, MI 49036 Sue Failing, 517-279-9587
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MAPLEWOOD OF MARSHALL
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15 200 Westbrook Court, Marshall, MI Karin Gallagher, 269-781-4997
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MEDILODGE OF MARSHALL
16 879 E. Michigan Avenue, Marshall, MI 269-781-4251
NORTHPOINTE WOODS ASSISTED LIVING
17 700 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI Michele Lennon, 269-964-7625
NORTHPOINTE WOODS INDEPENDENT LIVING
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18 700 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI Michele Lennon, 269-964-7625
OAKS AT NORTHPOINTE WOODS
19 706 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI Jamie Pancost, 269-964-4655
PENNFIELD PREMIER LIVING
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20 632 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017 Renee Kelly, 269-964-8292
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PENNOCK VILLAGE
21 1009 W. Green Street, Hasting, MI 49058 Sarah Staple, 269-945-5871
REFLECTIONS MEMORY CARE
22 14316 Helmer Road South, Battle Creek, MI Marketing Director, 269-969-2500
SPRINGVIEW TOWER
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23 231 Springview Dr., Battle Creek, MI 49037 Paula Hopson, 269-968-9105
VILLAGE OF MILL CREEK
24 300 Carl Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037 Jennifer Bouchard, 269-962-0605
WESTBROOK PLACE APARTMENTS
25 183 West Street, Battle Creek, MI 49037 Whitney Wardell, 269-753-0062
WOODLAWN MEADOWS RETIREMENT VILLAGE
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26 1821 N East Street, Hastings, MI Lauren Bauer, 269-948-4921
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