LivWell Seniors Blog

Safe Travels

| Monte Schwartz

We have worked with many families who at some point have struggled with whether or not to take an elderly loved one on a trip who may not be up for the rigors of travel.

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Memories in the Making

| Monte Schwartz

Whether we use our imaginations or not, our ability to do so does not seem to diminish with age. This includes individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

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2017 Torch Award Recipient

| Administrator

LivWell Seniors is being recognized for the Better Business Bureau's 2017 Torch Awards for Ethics! Press release from the BBB.

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Pass the broccoli, please.

| Monte Schwartz

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”—Mark Twain.

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Love is in the Air

| Monte Schwartz

​“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”— Henry Miller

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The Holidays and Alzheimer's

| Monte Schwartz

Alzheimer's can make the holidays stressful for all parties. Try to keep perspective this holiday season. "The real enemy is the disease. Battle the disease and not one another" - Jerry Schroeder, Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter.

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Happy Holidays

| Monte Schwartz

The holiday blues affects a number of people this time of year, especially the aging population. Learning to adapt your holiday celebrations for changing circumstances can alleviate these blues and holiday stress for caregivers and elderly relatives alike.

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Let the Good Times Roll!

| Monte Schwartz

Even though the elderly tend to become increasingly isolated over time, their need for socialization is as great as ever (if not all the more so).

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Easing the Way of the Sandwich Generation

| Monte Schwartz

Nobody can do it all, and nobody has to go it alone. The best of us need help with any number of things in life; navigating the challenging waters of senior care and living options included.

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Senior Living Solutions

| Monte Schwartz

Today's Sandwich Generation are struggling to keep it all together, but they don't have to go it alone with the right resources and help!

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Listening

| Monte Schwartz

Most of us mean to be good listeners. We even fancy ourselves to be good listeners. I would even venture to guess that most of us applaud ourselves for being good listeners, while at the same time resenting and noticing all of those people in our lives who are not paying close enough attention to or listening well enough to us!

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Spring Cleaning

| Monte Schwartz

Regardless of how much stuff you have and how much space you have for it, what happens when the stuff you have exceeds the amount of space for it? Clutter. And given a lifetime to accumulate, clutter can get to be quite overwhelming for any individual or family.

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Enjoy the Outdoors

| Monte Schwartz

We’ve known and seen people firsthand who seemingly get the “wintertime blues.” Towards the end of winter, they become a bit more depressed and irritable. It’s later in the spring and after a bit of time outside that they begin to pull out of it.

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