AUDIBEL PROMOTES HEARING HEALTH

According to hearing health providers, nearly one in five Americans age 12 years and older – 48 million people – experience hearing loss severe enough to hinder communication. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent age-related disability in adults age 75 years plus, following arthritis and hypertension. Only 5 percent of hearing loss in adults can be improved medically or surgically. The vast majority of Americans with hearing loss are treated with hearing aids.

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TAKING CARE OF YOUR AGING SKIN

As you age, you may notice wrinkles and brown spots on your skin. Aging makes skin more prone to dryness. Your skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. Cuts and bruises might take longer to heal. How skin ages will depend on several factors: your heredity, lifestyle, diet and other personal habits, such as smoking. Sunlight is another major cause of skin aging.

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A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP IS GOOD FOR SENIOR HEALTH

For some seniors,getting a good night’s sleep is an everyday challenge. Some sleep specialists recommend seniors sleep about seven and a half hours on average, while others say seniors need to get as much sleep as they always have to function at their best. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) convened experts from the fields of sleep research, anatomy and physiology as well as pediatrics, neurology and gerontology to reach a consensus from the broadest range of scientific disciplines.

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LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER HELPS FAMILIES NAVIGATE SENIOR LIVING CHOICES

guidance was great… but her personality is what connected me.” Ruth Perry, client of Silver Lexington The senior population is growing and so are the senior living communities in Lexington. “There is a misconception that a nursing home is the only option for seniors. That is so far from the truth. Lexington and surrounding counties have some great communities with more opening soon. There are a lot of advantages to senior living communities such as maintenance-free living, restaurant style dining, transportation, social engagement and exer- cise,” says Susan.

Finding a senior living community for a loved one can be difficult and can cause loved ones and family members great frustration and, often times, disappointment.


That is what Susan Neville, owner of Lexington’s newest Senior Living Placement service, saw when she was working in the industry over the last 8-plus years. She has worked in all levels of care including independent living, assisted living, personal care, skilled care, home care and memory care. “I saw a need that families have when they are faced with these decisions. I took a leap in faith and started Silver Lexington. I saw the need to have someone local (I am a Lexington native) who knows the senior living industry and use my knowledge to help seniors and their families. This can be a very overwhelming process.”


That is what Ruth Perry realized before she met Susan. “One of the biggest advantages to using a senior living placement service like Silver Lexington is that the owner, Susan Neville is local. Having her knowledge on all the senior living communities was very beneficial for me. I was still in physical therapy rehab when I met Susan, she was readily available to come and meet with me. After our meeting, Susan set up appointments for her and I to go and tour different senior living communities. I had very specific needs and Susan narrowed down my choice to a couple of communities that were most appropriate for me. Having someone to accompany me on the tours and having the