This is the Sierra Winds Blog where you can find information relevant to seniors.

Follow the Sierra Winds Blog for monthly updates. Topics include everything from information about wellness activities, to volunteer opportunities, to reports about recent community events.

What role does activity programming play in defining community culture?

According to Sierra Winds’ Activities and Fitness Director Chris Ratay and Activities Coordinator Diane Herr the answer is—absolutely everything! This professional team has more than 15 years of combined experience in senior living; it directs a vibrant and dynamic activities program with the 8 Dimensions of Wellness foundation: Physical, Social, Intellectual, Emotional, Environmental, Vocational, Spiritual, […]

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Good medicine: How friendships can
improve your health

Think about sitting alone while eating lunch. Now imagine that same lunch shared with a friend. There’s just something about the company and the conversation that makes the whole experience more pleasant. After all, human beings are “social animals”—meaning we naturally seek the companionship of others as part of our well-being. Without that companionship, loneliness […]

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The importance of planning your future
with healthcare in mind

Some seniors choose to take a “wait and see” approach to future health care. In reality, that’s really a “fingers crossed” approach. It only takes an accident, illness, or injury to change everything overnight. In fact, 7 out of 10 seniors will require long-term care at some point in their lives. Add to that the […]

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6 tips to help you avoid medication errors

It’s great to live in an era when there are so many medicines that can help us live healthier and longer. However, taking those medications the wrong way can be dangerous—or even deadly. That’s why it is so important to learn about the medications you take, including possible side effects. Also, never hesitate to ask […]

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