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National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month, which focuses on self-care, managing stress, and promoting healthy routines.

Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a new walking route, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways.

There are numerous ways to make those small changes, too.
  • Increase your water intake.
  • Add more fruits and veggies to your meals.
  • Monitor your sleep and make adjustments for better sleep habits
  • Join a yoga, walking, or aerobics class.
  • Learn to meditate.
These small steps can lead to many more healthy habits in your lifestyle.

Maintaining or enhancing one’s health and wellness shouldn’t stop at a predetermined age. As we get older, we need to pursue a balanced mind and body. Seniors should not be afraid to live their best and most fulfilled life. With the assistance of family, friends, and professional in-home caregivers, seniors can successfully pursue the following seven elements of senior wellness.

Please join Visiting Angels of Pikesville's team as we Walk to End Alzheimer's® on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Hunt Valley Towne Centre!

At Visiting Angels of Pikesville, the care we offer those coping with Alzheimer's is one we embrace, but also one we look forward to ending with a cure. Until that day comes, we understand that care is more than a daily activity for caregivers. That is why we're a proud supporter of the Alzheimer's Association. In the past 5 years, Visiting Angels offices throughout the country have generated over a million dollars in donations to help in the fight to End Alzheimer's disease.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is in 84 days! There's still time to join our team and lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor. Just click below to register and join us or to make a donation!  Every dollar advances the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association®. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease!   
MedicAlert Awareness Month

August also is MedicAlert Awareness Month, dedicated toward educating the public on the needs and uses of Medic Alert ID’s.

Medic Alert began more than 50 years, providing life saving services to those throughout the world. Some statistics state that about 1 in 5 Americans have diabetes, and more than 15 million have food allergies – in these cases, any of those with these conditions should wear Medic Alert ID’s. The ID’s are also worn by thousands more with seizure disorders, impaired eyesight, hearing loss and heart disease.

But while Medical Alert IDs have been around for decades, but there is a good chance that many do not understand their full importance.

Pain and joint stiffness are two nagging arthritis symptoms that millions of people—mainly seniors—experience. The debilitating disease is the leading cause of disability in the nation. While there is no cure for arthritis, family caregivers of seniors need to stay informed about the disease and learn how to minimize the pain and discomfort their loved ones experience.

What is arthritis? What are the different types of arthritis? What are common arthritis treatment options?
Is an elderly loved one in nagging pain? A troublesome hip, shoulder, or fingers aren’t just indications of progressing age, they can also indicate the onset of arthritis. If this condition isn’t managed carefully, it can potentially lead to serious injury. There is good news, though. The potential dangers of arthritis to the elderly can be minimized through healthy behaviors and habits and creating safer living spaces.