Dispelling Major Stereotypes About Seniors Part Two

For the last Corso blog, we discussed two major stereotypes about seniors that can keep people from understanding how older Americans fit into our society. Today, we’re picking up where we left off and concluding (for now) our discussion of senior stereotypes: Misconception 3: Seniors don’t impact popular culture.  Music, movies, and television associated with […]

Everyday Exercise for Seniors

It’s easy to think that exercise is only for the young, but it’s an essential aspect of happy senior living. We’ve discussed the importance of regular exercise for seniors to help them enjoy a long, independent life. At Corso Atlanta, we’re always looking for ways to help our seniors improve their quality of life, so […]

How Smiling & Laughter Can Benefit Physical & Mental Health

At Corso Atlanta, we’re always looking for ways to make seniors smile. We’ve always known that a smile can brighten anyone’s day, but it might be even more powerful than we’d previously thought. Common sense tells us that we smile because we’re happy, but it apparently also works in other ways—that is, science also tells […]

Continuing Education for Seniors

At Corso Atlanta, our main goal is to help people enjoy their senior years in the healthiest, most up-to-date ways. With today’s widespread availability of information, staying informed about the latest news and knowledge is both easier and more overwhelming than ever before. If you want to formally expand your mind but haven’t sat in a […]

3 Ways to Stay Mentally Active as You Age

The brain is like a muscle; if it doesn’t get used regularly, it will weaken. After you retire and no longer need to engage your mind and body for work, it’s easy to neglect exercise for both. Your golden years obviously don’t have to end your cognitive growth; in fact, continuing to feed your mind […]

Senior Tech Corner: Using Technology to Stay Healthy

Contrary to what some might think, seniors have plenty of uses for new technology. Whether it’s to keep in touch with friends and family, stay healthy, make life more convenient, or simply pass the time in fun and interesting ways, seniors are carving out their own spaces in the digital world and making technology work […]

What You Need to Know About Memory Loss and Dementia

There are many great things about growing older. The wisdom and insights gained from experience, the security that comes from having made shrewd choices, and the respect earned by weathering a lifetime of hardships are all things that can contribute to making one’s later years the most enjoyable period of one’s life. However, there are […]

Regular Exercise Can Help Seniors Stay Active & Independent

One of the things people fear most about getting older is losing their independence, but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 70% of all adults over the age of 65 will eventually require some form of long-term care, either in the form of assisted living or memory care services. As […]

What Seniors Need to Know about Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer is all about spending time in the sun and enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends. However, for many seniors, the summer heat can also pose some serious health risks. Every year, heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke cause the deaths of hundreds of Americans across the country, and a recent study […]

Making the most of Leisure Time

The average adult indulges in approximately 36 to 40 hours of free time in a given week. Post-retirement, these numbers tend to increase significantly.  From eating, sleeping, sports, and recreation, there are countless ways to relax and enjoy your spare time. It is proven that using leisure time idly can be extremely detrimental to physical […]