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…

world osteoporosis day

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…

exercise and brain health

Connections Between Exercise and Brain Health

Over the last few decades, science has hugely expanded its understanding of the beneficial effects of exercise not only on physical health but also on brain health. Staying physically active is fundamental to improving and preserving cognitive health. There are numerous avenues you can take to pursue fitness, depending on your preferences and physical limitations.…

national assisted living week

National Assisted Living Week

For over two decades, the third week in September is devoted to honoring the importance of assisted living. Assisted living communities in the United States make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless seniors annually. First established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week is the perfect…

stay busy in retirement

6 Ways to Stay Busy in Retirement

Remaining active and engaged with life well into your retirement makes life more enjoyable. It may help you stay healthy longer, too. How do you stay busy in retirement if your life has slowed down so much? It can seem a bit challenging, especially if you have some limitations on mobility. Engaging in a recreational…

keeping track of medications

Help for Keeping Track of Medications

Whether it’s just one or a dozen pills, keeping track of medications is a complicated process for many people. Most people need to take medications in specific orders and times, but they struggle to do so for multiple reasons. Sometimes, they forget, while other times, the process is more complex. Medication management services may help…

signs of memory problems

5 Common Signs of Memory Problems

Everyone forgets things sometimes. Walking into a room and forgetting why you came into it isn’t a sign of anything more than a distraction for some. However, for other people, over time, these experiences become more frequent. Recognizing the signs of memory problems in loved ones can be scary. You may be unsure what to…