Physical Well-Being

Why Exercise in the Park is So Important

Our Highgate Senior Living communities reside in cities, so we anticipate concerns from both seniors and their families about getting outside. Is outdoor activity potentially harmful? Yes, when there’s an air quality alert. However, when the weather’s good, getting outdoors is good for both brain and body. Studies show there aren’t as many benefits if…   [read more]

A Positive Approach to Memory Care

For professionals working in memory care, there isn’t a lot of good news when it comes to finding a cure for dementia. However, we are finding new and better approaches to help individuals cope with cognitive impairment and live out their days in happy and fulfilling ways. At Highgate our mission is to help every…   [read more]

Seniors and Exercise

We all know we’re supposed to exercise. But as we get older, we tend to slack off. And the less we exercise, the less we are inclined to do so. Compounding the problem is that most of today’s older generation did not grow up going to the gym, having personal trainers, and doing triathlons. That…   [read more]

Seniors and Holistic Healing

The basis of American medicine is diagnosis and treatment. The basis of holistic healing is prevention and cure. We at Highgate happen to believe in both traditional medicine as well as alternative approaches to living each day to the fullest – mentally, physically and emotionally. For the purposes of this article, though, we are going…   [read more]

Seniors and Hydration

Dehydration occurs when people lose more water than they take in. And it only takes minor fluid loss to create major health issues. Studies show that just a two-percent drop in body water can cause fuzzy memory, trouble with basic math, and problems focusing on a computer screen or printed page. If severe enough, dehydration…   [read more]

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