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Simple Strategies for Improving Memory & Focus

By |2021-12-21T10:24:00-05:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Ever wonder why you can’t remember something from a minute ago, but can recall lyrics of a decades-old song? Don’t worry. It’s not your memory failing. “Forgetting why you walked into a room is actually not a memory problem. It’s a distraction problem,” explains CentraState speech-language pathologist and brain [...]

Osteoporosis in Women: Keep Your Bones Strong and Fracture-Free

By |2021-06-16T14:53:43-04:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Healthy Aging, Women’s Health|Tags: , |

By Mutahir Abidi, M.D. With their smaller frames and thinner bones women are already more at risk for osteoporosis and bone fracture than men. And as women enter menopause, sharp drops in estrogen increase those odds.  In fact, 80% of the 10 million Americans who are diagnosed with osteoporosis [...]

Eldergrow Blossoms at The Manor

By |2020-06-23T16:16:34-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: |

There’s always something beautiful blossoming at The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center, thanks to a special initiative called Eldergrow. Eldergrow is a mobile, indoor garden that provides horticultural therapy for seniors. The Manor was the first facility in New Jersey to implement the garden, made possible through a grant [...]

Fitness in the Family

By |2020-02-03T12:18:20-05:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: |

Fitness in the Family After completing CentraState’s cardiac rehabilitation program to address a heart condition, 84-year-old Galina Balsirow often depended on a walker to remain mobile. To continue improving her heart health and gain balance and strength, she and her daughter, Emily, joined CentraState Fitness & Wellness Center with [...]

Going the Distance Applewood Resident Bikes 85 Miles on 85th Birthday

By |2020-04-07T10:47:35-04:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

On October 4, Spencer Halper spent his birthday a little differently than most people turning 85. He pedaled 85 miles with companions from his local bike club, the 600-member Princeton Free Wheelers, traveling one mile for every year of his life. He began this annual tradition at age 80 [...]

3 Ways to Healthy Aging

By |2019-08-05T15:44:02-04:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: |

Everyone can improve their health and live with passion and purpose. “It’s not about aging—it’s about aging well,” says CentraState healthy aging coach Brandon Eldershaw. “We work hard to retire—we need to ensure we’re healthy and independent enough to enjoy it. These powerful programs give you the tools you [...]

Applewood Seniors Bond with Young Students Through Community Program

By |2020-04-07T11:01:35-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: |

Helen Coons, a resident of CentraState’s Applewood senior living community, never gets tired of hearing children call her “Miss Helen.” A former school librarian and administrator, Helen (pictured second from right), 88, has been volunteering at the Freehold Learning Center for the last two years through Applewood’s Tools 4 [...]

Tools for Life: Physical Therapy and Posture Program Facilitate Extraordinary Recovery

By |2020-12-09T09:53:11-05:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , , , |

Annemarie Duncan always led an active lifestyle, from golfing and gardening to joining her grandchildren on the trampoline. But more recently, severe back pain related to double scoliosis, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and bulging disks put many of her activities on hold. Last year, the 68-year-old Freehold resident traveled to [...]

Total Knee and Hip Replacement: What’s New Isn’t Always What’s Necessary

By |2020-04-07T10:54:37-04:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , , |

The most important aspect of surgery isn’t what’s new, but what’s best for the patient, particularly when it comes to joint replacement surgery. While robotic techniques are emerging, research and experience has shown that minimally invasive surgery delivers the same or better outcomes at a lower cost. For example, [...]

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