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Why do I feel “Bah-Humbug” around Christmas?

Why do I feel “Bah-Humbug” around Christmas?

December 8, 2021 Bob Pontius
If you’re like most Americans, you tend to get a little cranky around the holidays especially as you get older! Many times, this less than cheery attitude is a result of loss, missing the “good old days,” and/or not having anything to do around the holidays. Here are some tips on making your holidays as merry as they can be. 
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Renew Your Love of Nursing

Renew Your Love of Nursing

December 7, 2021
If the last few years have drained your love of nursing down too low, maybe it’s time to refuel your tank in a new environment. Here’s how you can renew your love of nursing by taking a job in senior living.
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How can I make this an extra special Season for my senior loved ones?

How can I make this an extra special Season for my senior loved ones?

November 24, 2021 Bob Pontius
As the holiday season ramps up, it’s important to remember that your love and attention are the most valuable gifts you can give. That, and helping your elders to feel included in whatever ways they can participate. Here are some ideas.
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I’ve noticed that I eat a lot more junk food since retirement. What can I do?

I’ve noticed that I eat a lot more junk food since retirement. What can I do?

November 10, 2021 Bob Pontius
As I’m sure you are aware, once we retire, we kind of let a few things go. Have you noticed that you tend to eat more for convenience rather than health? Here are a few tips for a senior to eat healthier.
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Cozy, Indoor Activities for a Vibrant Holiday Season

Cozy, Indoor Activities for a Vibrant Holiday Season

November 9, 2021
The holidays are coming! Here are some creative and inspirational ways you can pass the time and bless your family and friends with memorable gifts.
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Is Veterans Day a big deal?

Is Veterans Day a big deal?

November 3, 2021 Bob Pontius
Veterans Day is our chance to thank and honor all veterans. Yes, it is important to thank them for their service, but I encourage you to thank them for their sacrifice.
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I worry about my mom having a stroke. What can I do?

I worry about my mom having a stroke. What can I do?

October 27, 2021 Bob Pontius
Stroke Safety: If your loved one suffered a stroke, could you recognize it quickly? Would you know what to do?
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Women's Health: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Women's Health: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 20, 2021 Bob Pontius
The power of pink is everywhere this October as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year in the United States, about 250,000 women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more about how you can lower your risk.
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How do I know if I need assisted living?

How do I know if I need assisted living?

October 13, 2021 Bob Pontius
I recently got a nice call from a reader who thought their mom needs assisted living. When I asked for details, I learned that, aside from a few medications, their mother was pretty independent! We then had a nice conversation about reasons why mom can benefit from a move to Danbury, even as independent as she is.
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Today's Benefits of Working in Senior Living

Today's Benefits of Working in Senior Living

October 7, 2021
You could work in a hospital, with home health care, at a physician’s office, and more. So why choose senior living instead?
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Does Mom have Alzheimer’s?

Does Mom have Alzheimer’s?

October 6, 2021 Bob Pontius
This question is being asked more frequently these days and quite frankly- with good reason! Diagnoses of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias are skyrocketing as the Baby Boomers get older, even though it is very tricky to diagnose and still has no cure. As the disease progresses, helping and caring for an Alzheimer’s patient can become much more difficult. What are we supposed to do? Here are a few tips.
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Dad hasn’t been the same since Mom passed. How can we help?

Dad hasn’t been the same since Mom passed. How can we help?

September 29, 2021 Bob Pontius
Did you know that older people experience grief differently than others? Grief can be a devastating impact on their immune systems. For a senior who is grieving the loss of a loved one, a move to Danbury Senior Living can be a great solution. When surrounded by new friends from similar situations, we learn we are not alone and find strength and comfort in the group!
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