Reducing Risk of Falls Creates Confidence for Seniors

Reducing Risk of Falls Creates Confidence for Seniors

  “Agnes had a bad fall. She got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and tripped on the floor mat,” my mother explained. “Her daughter found her a long time later and an ambulance took her to the hospital. I don’t know when they will let her go home.” Mom… read more


The Cardiac Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

The Cardiac Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

  Betty’s family was never the type that went to the gym or ran in marathons. As a kid, she played outdoors with her family, worked in the garden and enjoyed evening walks around the neighborhood. Her parents used to dance – both out on the town and around the house. Now at age 60,… read more


Reducing Clutter is an Important Part of a Long-Term Planning

Reducing Clutter is an Important Part of a Long-Term Planning

  Every time Julie brings the kids to visit her parents it seems that the house that she grew up in gets smaller and smaller. Dad and Mom are incredibly active seniors, only in their mid 70’s and healthy but they never throw anything out. Every room of the house is filled with memorabilia from… read more


Downsizing Belongings for the Move to a Senior Living Community

Downsizing Belongings for the Move to a Senior Living Community

Becky knows that her parents should be planning to relocate to a senior living community. Their house takes a lot of physical and financial resources to maintain. She worries about the yard work, snow removal and the two flights of stairs. While her Mom and Dad agree that they should move, they are frightened by… read more


Healthy Aging for Women

Healthy Aging for Women

In 1866, thirteen Newark women founded The Society for Relief of the Respectable Aged Women, known now as Green Hill Senior Living. The nonprofit began as a home for the thirteen widowed and unmarried women, where they would share companionship and assistance with their daily living tasks. In 1866, average life expectancy for Caucasian women… read more


Music Lifts Mood and Memory in Seniors with Dementia

Music Lifts Mood and Memory in Seniors with Dementia

Alice has lived in a Green House Home® at Green Hill for a little more than a month and still has difficulties adjusting to her new environment. Alice suffers from dementia. She struggles focusing on daily living tasks and group activities, and repeatedly asks to go home. Her family is happy she is in a… read more


What to Expect after Hip Replacement Surgery

What to Expect after Hip Replacement Surgery

Jim knows it’s time to replace his left hip. The pain has been increasing over the past few years and it is now impossible to ignore. He can no longer play golf, has trouble getting out of bed in the morning and needs pain medication to get through the day. Jim understands what’s involved in… read more