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Dog Days of Summer: Activities for Seniors

The dog days of summer can still be fun!

It is officially the dog days of summer – yes, it's a real thing. It dates back to Greek and Roman astrology -- the rising of the star Sirius (the dog star) and its connection on the calendar to sudden thunderstorms, heat and drought. In those days, it was also associated with mad dogs, lethargy and fever, conditions likely associated with health m...
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Arthritis & Summer Heat

Summer Heat can make arthritis pain worse.

Arthritis is a very common disease that affects millions of Americans. Arthritis refers to a variety of joint diseases or joint pain – according to the Arthritis Foundation there are more than 100 types. There are a few different categories of arthritis: degenerative, inflammatory, infectious and metabolic. To diagnose what category of arthritis a ...
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Springfield Clinic Associates at The Villas


The Villas Senior Care Community in Sherman is proud to partner with Springfield Clinic in providing superior medical care. The expansive body of medical knowledge and expertise they bring to the care of our residents at The Villas is invaluable. Medical Director: Dr. Pavinderpal S. Gill Dr. Gill has been the medical director at The Villas since 20...
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Summer Hydration for the Elderly

Summer Hydration for the Elderly

Proper hydration is one of the most important pieces to staying healthy. Throughout all the diet trends and fads, the importance of drinking water (eight glasses a day!) has remained a staple of healthy living and feeling tip-top. Summer is just around the corner, and the higher temperatures right along with it. Staying properly hydrated is even mo...
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Sleep Pattern Changes in Senior Citizens


As the days get longer, the sun is staying higher in the sky later into the evening. With the longer days come more outdoor activities and less darkness for optimal snooze time. A good night's sleep is important for people of all ages for a long list of reasons that are linked to our overall health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, there...
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Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month


The month of April celebrates the profession of occupational therapy. Occupational therapy, or often described as simply "OT", provides rehabilitation to help people achieve and maintain independence through the performance and skills and activities needed in their daily lives. Occupational therapy is one of the therapy disciplines available at The...
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