More than 25 percent of Americans aged 65 or older have diabetes, and between 60 and 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a family of nerve disorders that can produce pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. The risk of neuropathy increases with age, with the highest rates of neuropathy among those who have had diabetes for 25 years or more.
This week at Saucon Valley Manor, the activities staff held a holiday painting event. The event, similar to popular public painting classes, consisted of the activities instructors helping the residents to paint a similar piece of Winter artwork – all with their own unique, personalized twist.
Today, the activities team at Saucon Valley and Whitehall Manor brought a group of excited seniors to the newly re-opened Parkway Lanes of South Allentown.
The resident’s had a great time with some friendly competition and filling meals prepared at the alley. Below are some photos of our residents showing off their bowling skills!
More and more, seniors are turning to technology, from joining social media to reduce feelings of isolation to using their smart phone for event reminders and for navigating the Internet in search of information on any range of topics.
Here are seven popular apps for the tech-savvy senior in your life.
When the time comes that your aging loved one can no longer take care of herself in her own home, moving her into a facility will be one option. Whether she’s suffering from dementia or at a high risk of falling at home, moving her into a high quality assisted living facility will help keep her safe and ensure she has the help and support she needs to continue living as independently as possible.