isolation in retirement

Avoiding Isolation in Retirement

As you grow older, you may find it more challenging to meet new people and maintain relationships. Once you stop working, you may notice that you face greater isolation in retirement. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we embrace the five dimensions of wellness, including physical, mental, social, intellectual, and emotional well-being. Choosing activities that nurture…

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World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day occurs every year on October 20th. Organizers of the event raise osteoporosis awareness in an effort to prevent older adults from developing this debilitating disease. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we have a number of programs that can assist residents living with osteoporosis in strengthening their bones and muscles. As part…

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Popular Self-Care Ideas for Seniors

It becomes more important to integrate self-care ideas that contribute to overall health and wellness as people grow older. Self-care might include exercising, keeping an active mind with stimulating hobbies, and socializing with friends over enjoyable activities at Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City. Our team cultivates an environment that nurtures the five dimensions of wellness.…

hobbies for seniors

5 Hobbies for Seniors

Staying active in retirement can help older adults maintain cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, our nurturing staff encourages residents to engage in fun, safe hobbies for seniors. That’s why our senior living services provide a continuum of care, including home health care services, assisted living services, respite care, and hospice care.…

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5 Foods that Lower Cholesterol

A healthy diet for seniors includes foods that lower cholesterol. If you live at home, work with your home health caregiver to incorporate the foods below in your daily diet. This may improve your cholesterol levels and overall health. For residents of Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, Experienced chefs in dining services incorporate a variety of…

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How to Prevent Arthritis

Many older adults develop a painful condition called arthritis in their joints. It’s essential to understand how to prevent arthritis with lifestyle choices. In addition, managing arthritis can prevent debilitating pain and discomfort associated with the disorder. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we offer occupational and physical therapy, both of which can alleviate the symptoms…

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Recognizing Depression in Seniors

If you’re an older adult, you may wonder whether feelings of sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness constitute depression. Do you find it harder to get through the day? Many seniors experience similar symptoms and require counseling and companionship to help them work through the complicated feelings. Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City uses the five dimensions of…

fall activities for seniors

Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

Fall is a magical time full of change and promise. The beautiful autumn leaves can serve as inspiration for seasonal activities for seniors. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we always look for new ideas to incorporate into our recreational program. So, we welcome new ideas from residents and family members alike. Here are samples of…

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Helpful Self-Care Tips for Seniors

The poet Audre Lorde once wrote: “Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” Too many people in the post-WWII generation have grown up believing that anything with the word “self” in it equates to selfishness. Taught the values of sacrifice and grit, “suffering in silence,” and “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” this whole…