January 2023
News and information regarding Gardant-managed communities increasing occupancy, tips for aging gracefully, studies on the stresses of people caring for both children and aging parents, and more!
What do we know about healthy aging?
The National Institute on Aging breaks down what we know about healthy aging and advises on how to live healthy lives.

Gardant Says Thanks
January is National Thank You Month – a time to show gratitude, express appreciation, and say thank you for the little and the big things others have done to make life better.
In a Gardant Blog, Rick Banas expressed appreciation for the continued support of the Illinois Supportive Living program, a model for making assisted living available to older adults and adults with disabilities of virtually all incomes.

Optimal Healthy Aging is Linked to a Set of Unique Attributes
Medical News Today redefines healthy aging and what is required to gain optimal health for older adults in this article linked below.

Making STEM Fields More Accessible to People with Disabilities
The article linked below explains how people with disabilities are able to work in the science fields more easily by providing adjustments to the workplace.

Reading can increase memory in older adults according to study
According to Beckman research, older adults can reap many benefits from reading for pleasure, including an increased memory.

Exercise and COVID
A story posted in The Wall Street Journal highlights a study that indicates people who engage in exercise regularly have lower rates of hospitalization and death from COVID–19.

Anxiety Surrounds Raising Kids
While Caring For Aging Parents
U.S. News and World Report addresses modern stresses of the "sandwich generation."

Cancer Death Rate Falls
The rate of people dying from cancer has declined steadily over the past three decades, according to a story posted on the CNN Health website about a new report from the American Cancer Society.

Laughing is Good For Your Health
Laughter has proven to benefit health in a variety of ways.

Social Isolation and Dementia Risk
A study links social isolation to a greater risk of dementia in older adults.

Drinking Water and Chronic Conditions
A new study from the National Institutes of Health links staying well-hydrated to developing fewer chronic conditions.

Older Adults and Movie Theaters
Older adults are in no rush to return to movie theaters, a CBS Boston new report says.

Secrets to Aging Gracefully
Researchers say they have discovered secrets to aging gracefully.

Teacher Pageant-Winner Hopes to Inspire Young Disabled People
Ackila Smith is a 25-year-old teacher and cricketer who participated in the Miss Emancipation Pageant earlier this year as part of her efforts to inspire children and young adults who have disabilities.

Glaucoma Month
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve in the back of the eye, which can lead to vision loss and blindness. Symptoms can start so slowly that you may not even notice them at first. The only way to find out is with a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

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