“The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.” Wilson Mizener, American playwright. Oh, so true! We all wish for those extra five minutes when daylight breaks through our dreams.   Life begins by needing 16 hours of sleep. Seven to eight hours is recommended for older and younger adults however… Read More

This past month, Certified Senior Advisor Jacob Brooks from Bridge to Better Living of Northern Kentucky joined the Senior Services Alliance for a presentation at a local Senior living community. Senior Services Alliance is a regional resource, with experts on a variety of topics, for Seniors and their families.   Jacob Brooks said, “I am… Read More

Those of us who have had chickenpox remember the pain, itching, seeping blisters and multitude of scabs. We survived, but wait… has everyone heard about shingles? Shingles is caused by the same virus-producing chickenpox… varicella-zoster. After chickenpox, this virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near the spinal cord and brain. When shingles occurs, it travels… Read More

High cholesterol raises the risk for heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, and other health issues which could drastically affect your life. It’s crucial for a person at any age to take care of their cholesterol levels, especially Seniors, who are more likely to have weakened immune systems or heart issues. There are numerous ways to… Read More

In October we traditionally recognize breast cancer awareness. Sadly, a diagnosis does not wait for a specific month. Among women breast cancer is the second most common cancer, skin cancer being the most prevalent. Breast cancer is not gender-specific as one out of every hundred cases diagnosed is a man. Every two minutes someone is… Read More