Millions of Americans live with heart conditions that can turn deadly, but the American Heart Association (AHA) is committed to funding research, awareness and care. Every year, Alaskans take a Saturday in April to help to raise money for the AHA, while also practicing heart healthy habits. On April 21, joins Alaskans in the Alaska… Continue reading
One in 11 Americans suffer from diabetes. November marks National Diabetes Month an event aimed at spreading awareness about the risks, symptoms, complications, prevention and management of diabetes.
The 2017 National Diabetes Month theme is “You Are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team.” You can check out the theme video here. The goal is… Continue reading
Get the nursery ready
Many expecting moms experience nesting but may be too exhausted. MSHC will come in remove all the tags and wash all the new baby clothes, help organize the closet and run errands to pick up last minute supplies.
Clean the house
Relax in the weeks before baby arrives and let MSHC… Continue reading
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21 National Senior Citizens Day. The day is meant to recognize the achievements and leadership of seniors, and thank them for all they’ve done. It’s also a day meant to remind people to take care of seniors by providing them with the proper care and… Continue reading
What better time of year to celebrate Men’s Health Month than when the salmon are running and dad is out enjoying his favorite summer activities. Men’s Health Month is certainly about celebrating the men in our life but more importantly, it aims to keep them healthy by spreading awareness about the importance of preventative care… Continue reading
Grab the newspaper with your cup of coffee or sit back and enjoy the latest mystery novel. Reading keeps your mind sharp and stimulated, and can ward off dementia.
Staying fit promotes overall wellness but keeping your blood pumping can also keep Alzheimer’s at bay. Increased blood flow to the brain reduces the… Continue reading
A common New Year’s resolution for many people is to get to the gym more. But exercising is so important for our health and happiness that it shouldn’t wait for January 1st to come back around.
Exercising is about more than just losing weight or feeling comfortable on the beach – exercising is a key… Continue reading
Last week we talked about ways to help seniors overcome mental barriers keeping them from achieving their fitness resolutions.
Keeping your body healthy is something most people have a god idea how to do. Finding the motivation takes some more effort, but we know what we should be doing. Mental health isn’t as clear.… Continue reading
It’s a new year!
For many people, the New Year brings new resolutions. By far the most common resolutions every year have to do with physical fitness. Unfortunately, fitness resolutions are also the most commonly broken as well.
Being active can be hard. You know it’s good for your blood pressure, heart health,… Continue reading
September is Fall Prevention Month!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, one in every three adults aged 65 or older will suffer a fall. It is likely that such a fall will result in moderate to severe injuries, including hip fractures and head trauma. It is also well known… Continue reading
Now that we’ve talked about what independence really means for most seniors, let’s look at a few important keys to helping seniors remain independent, for as long as possible.
Paying attention to your health is one of the most important things you can do for your independence:
Exercise regularly—we already talked a lot… Continue reading
In Alaska (and other places with distinct seasons) the end of summer can bring on a whole range of emotions and also trigger changes in our daily patterns. It can be a fun time of year, but it also might be a time of year that causes a little anxiety for us. As we get… Continue reading
Alaskans are an independent lot. It’s really a huge part of our identity and perspective. As we age, we often experience threats to aspects of our independence that we may have taken for granted. That’s why we’re celebrating the spirit of independence and independent living throughout the month of July—to increase dialogue about ways to… Continue reading
It’s fun and fitness month at Midnight Sun Home Care! June, in Alaska, just makes us want to get out and get active. To celebrate, we’re talking about how seniors and their families can do this in a safe, informed and enjoyable way. And, we’re helping you do that too, by launching our Senior Fitness… Continue reading
It’s fun and fitness month at Midnight Sun Home Care! June, in Alaska, just makes us want to get out and get active. To celebrate, we’re talking about how seniors and their families can do this in a safe, informed and enjoyable way. And, we’re helping you do that too, by launching our Senior… Continue reading