At Hickory Villa in Omaha, Nebraska, we offer restaurant-style dining with daily made-from-scratch specials, making it easy for residents to meet their nutritional needs. Whether you're trying to lose weight or looking to reduce your risk of chronic disease, it's possible to reach your goals without eating nothing but broccoli and sprouts. Follow these tips to balance your nutritional needs with your personal preferences.
Nearly 80% of older adults regularly take at least two prescription medications, increasing the risk for serious medication errors. For example, you may forget to take your pills, take an extra dose of medication by mistake or take two medications that interact with each other. To reduce the risk of errors, try some of the tips below.
Reading is an important life skill for people of all ages, and reading for pleasure can bring numerous benefits for older adults. Researchers at the Beckman Institute found that regularly reading for this reason can help increase cognitive functions in older adults, including memory.
Downsizing helps you prepare for moving on to exciting new adventures in retirement. By downsizing what you own, you can take advantage of the services and amenities offered at Hickory Villa in Omaha. It also helps you feel more organized and makes life more relaxing when you don't have to take care of as much stuff. As you get rid of your belongings, you might run into these common dilemmas. Being prepared can help you keep moving.
With Halloween fast approaching, you might start glimpsing decorative ghosts, goblins and witches popping up in yards and windows around Omaha. If you’re inspired to infuse some spooky fun into your living space, read on for ideas of Halloween-themed accents to dress up your assisted living apartment.
In the U.S. each year, up to 40% of all deaths from the top five leading causes of death were preventable. This surprising statistic points to the importance of preventive care for people of all ages. Since the risk of many conditions increases as you grow older, it’s especially crucial for seniors. Fortunately, there's a lot you can do to reduce your risks and stay ahead of health concerns, and following these tips is a great place to start.
If you're rolling into retirement with expectations of remaining active and finding new adventures, you may discover that your life is busier and fuller than ever before. For example, if you make the move to an independent living or assisted living community, you may make new friends and discover numerous activities you want to get involved with — and those are on top of the activities, hobbies, friends and family you already have.
It might feel like you've missed your chance to play an instrument, but you can start learning anytime, even in retirement. Playing guitar is a fun pastime and can help boost your mood and inspire your creativity. Plus, it helps keep your fine motor skills active and could help stimulate your cognitive skills. This guide can help you get started strumming your way through retirement.
Here at Hickory Villa, we believe retirement doesn't equal boredom and that a senior's golden years can become some of the best in their lives. We feel blessed to live in a vibrant community such as Omaha, NE, which is rich in history, music and delicious food.
Controlling cholesterol levels is important for heart health. When levels of low-density lipoproteins or LDL cholesterol become elevated, plaque can build up in arteries, restricting blood flow and raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. While there are medications for lowering cholesterol, making healthy lifestyle choices can also help.