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The Wonder of Pets

It’s no secret—seniors can greatly benefit from furry companions. At Sunrise, we understand the wonder of pets and warmly welcome them into our communities. In fact, each Sunrise community has its own set of house pets.

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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Appointments

The relationship between an older adult and their primary care physician is important. While most seniors understand that, some are frustrated at the limited time they have to ask their doctor questions. Physicians’ calendars are often packed, which can make it difficult to have all of your concerns fully addressed.

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What Caregiver Resources Are Available to You?

If you are a new family caregiver or one who has taken on increased responsibility, connecting with the right tools and support is vital. Unless you’ve filled this role before, you might not be aware of the many resources that exist to assist caregivers.

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Using Empathy to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Caring for a senior who has Alzheimer’s disease can be very rewarding, but it also may present some challenging moments. This is especially true when the older adult’s verbal communication skills have diminished.

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Meaningful Activities for Adults with Alzheimer's at Home

When an older adult has Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia, engaging in productive activities can help them feel empowered and independent. Both are vital to adults who can sometimes feel less in control of their everyday life.

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What Are the Dimensions of Wellness in Aging?

Living a long and healthy life takes conscious effort. That effort is often referred to in terms of the dimensions of wellness. While experts have varying ideas on the number of dimensions and their names, they typically agree on six core factors.

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How Humidity Can Impact Blood Pressure

It’s no secret that weather can trigger a flare-up of some health conditions. Osteoarthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are two examples. But some people aren’t aware of one danger associated with weather: the impact of high humidity on blood pressure.

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The Story Behind the American Flag

While most people connect the name “Betsy Ross” with the American flag, the history of Old Glory isn’t very well-known. As we head towards Independence Day, we look back at how the United States flag came to be, along with rules for protecting Old Glory.

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