Senior Health Information

Senior Health Information

Senior Health Information

Senior Health Information, Sun City Civic Association

Many times the Sun City Civic Association offers activities that offer free health screening events.   You can  gather important senior health information, meet health service providers and participate in FREE health screenings, at the Sun City Civic Association. They have regular scheduled calendar events promoted.  Be sure to visit their offices located at the address below.  You can pick up a calendar of events.

The address is Sun City Civic Association – North Town Hall, 26850 Sun City Boulevard, Sun City, CA  – Only one and half miles from our home Dolls Haven.


Activities for Seniors in Menifee CA

Activities for Seniors in Menifee CA

Activities for Seniors in Menifee CA

Check out activities for seniors at the Kay Ceniceros Senior Center located in Menifee, CA, they have several activities available.

Here are a few suggestions from the Senior Center:  Basic Exercise, Belly Dancing, Body Sculpturing, Chair Valleyball, Chair Yoga, Geri-Fit Class, Pain Release Boot Camp, Personal Trainer Program, Pilates,  Release Workout, Soul Line Dancing and  Zumba Clases,

For Enrichment Classes they offer:    Bereavement Groups, Cards, Care Pathways, Chess, Computer Classes, Lunches, Mah Jongg, Texas Hold’em, Quilting, Wii game Days,  Craft Classes, Friendship Unlimited Groups, Movie Days, and much more.

Some of these activities do have a small fee ranging from $1.00 to $5.00.  We recommend that you Contact the Kay Ceniceros Senior Center at 951-672-9673 or visit them at 29995 Evans Road, Menifee, CA 92586.   Our Home is only a 2 miles distance to this wonderful Senior Center.


Tips For Elders and Fall Prevention

Tips For Elders and Fall Prevention

Tips for Elders and Fall Prevention

Be sure to checked assisted living home for safety features and fall prevention ideas.  Fortunately our home is a single story, so falling down the stairs is not a possibility.  But we feel that its a good idea to cover all the types of reasons that could cause a elderly person to fall.   We have consulted with the NCOA National Council on Aging and they bring attention to the following reasons and how to avoid falling for elders.

Did you know that one in three older American falls every year? Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries.  There are great tips on how to reduce the risk of falling for the elders.   Here are some common factors that can lead to a fall:

Balance and gate:  As we age, we lose some coordination, balance and flexibility, mostly due to lack of inactivity.  This may make it easier to fall.

Vision:   For the aging person, less light reaches the retina and making contrasting edges, tripping hazards, and objects harder to see.

Medication:   Some prescriptions and over the counter medication can cause dizziness, dehydration or interactions with each other that can lead to a fall.

Environment:   Most seniors have lived in their homes for a long time and just don’t keep it as safe as it should be as they aged.

Chronic conditions:   Some of the illnesses like, diabetes, stroke, or arthritis is often the reason they have fallen.  Many times their illness has given them a loss of function, inactivity, depression, pain and the use of multiple medications may cause them to fall.

Steps to Help Reduce Falls

  • Enlist your senior to let you know if they are concerned about falling. Maybe they can alert you if they feel concerned about falling, dizziness, or balance, suggest they discuss it with their doctor and then find programs that can help them.
  • Discuss their current health condition.  Find out if they are having trouble remembering to take their medications or if they are experiencing side effects. Encourage them to discuss this with their doctor.
  • Ask about their last eye exam.  If they wear eyeglasses, make sure they have their most current prescription.
  • Notice if they hold onto walls, furniture or have someone else help them when they walk, or if they appear to have trouble walking or arising from a chair. This may be a sign that they need to see a physical therapist. Physical therapist can help older ones improve their balance, strength and gait through exercise.  They may even need a cane or walker.
  • Talk about their medications.  If the elder person is experiencing side effects, they need to discuss this with their doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do a walk-through for safety assessment of the living quarters. Lighting, Stairs, Bathrooms,  can all be areas where hazards should be checked and changed for a safer home.
Seniors Find Pill Taking Overwhelming

Seniors Find Pill Taking Overwhelming

Seniors find pill taking overwhelming.

It is possible  that seniors some times over dose or have drug reactions.  That’s why we present  several tips that can help you or your loved ones, to avoid problems inherited with aging and pill taking.

Some of these tips are as follows:

  • Follow dosage instructions for all prescriptions and over the counter medicines.
  • Use one pharmacy for all prescriptions if possible. That way the pharmacy will have a current record of exactly what you are taking to help avoid possible inter reaction with other prescriptions.
  • If the senior is seeing more than one physician, be sure to let all physicians know about the other prescriptions.
  • Be sure to read all medicine precautions and potential side effects.  Let family members or caregivers  in on the information. They can often notice side effects before the senior notices.
  • Follow any precautions with use of alcohol and combination of medicines.
  • Dispose of expired medications properly. Throwing them away is not a proper way of disposal.  The FDA has a list of ways to dispose of expired medicines. They also recommend the Medicine Take-Back Program.  There are phone numbers of the closest locations.
  • The best tool and tip is using a pill organizer to organize medication by dose and time of day.
  • Never take medication that were prescribed for someone else.