A senior woman with geriatric diabetes checking her blood glucose levels.

Part 1: Treatments for Geriatric Diabetes in the Bronx

In recent decades, new treatments for geriatric diabetes have emerged. They include dozens of new medications as well as non-pharmacologic therapies. In this two-part post, we’ll look at the range of new treatments and their associated benefits. As the world approaches the 100th anniversary of the first insulin treatment, prospects for the treatment of the…

Celebrating Thanksgiving safely in Manhattan.

How Seniors Can Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely in Manhattan

As you begin preparations for Thanksgiving or receive invitations to attend celebrations, be sure to consider COVID-19 risks. This is especially important in light of the flu season. Seniors, of course, and particularly those with chronic conditions, are at increased risk. Still, no one is talking of skipping Thanksgiving entirely. After all, we can be…

Senior woman at home in Brooklyn, enjoying fun shelter-at-home activities for seniors.

7 Engaging Shelter-at-Home Activities for Seniors in Brooklyn

Sheltering-at-home is one of the best ways to keep seniors safe during this trying time. Still, long periods at home can lead to boredom and resentment. And, experts warn that continued isolation can lead to heightened feelings of loneliness and negative mental health consequences. So, we’ve compiled a list of shelter-at-home activities for seniors to…

Geriatric Heart Disease Treatments in Brooklyn

For seniors, the single most frequent cause of death is cardiovascular disease. In this age group, the disease causes considerable suffering and disability. Although geriatric heart disease treatments continue to improve, the rapid increase in our aging population presents many public health challenges. It’s important, however, to distinguish between heart disease (conditions affecting the heart)…

Diabetes and COVID-19 in the Bronx

Geriatric Diabetes and COVID-19 in the Bronx

As COVID-19 rages, seniors continue to remain at-risk. According to CNN, seniors don’t always exhibit the typical symptoms associated with the illness. In fact, some seniors may become unusually lethargic, confused, and disoriented. Meanwhile, others may stop speaking and collapse without warning. If you have a senior at home, our post on geriatric diabetes and…

Senior couple staying fit while social distancing in Bayside, Queens.

COVID-19 and Seniors: Staying Fit While Social Distancing in Bayside

As of May 20, each of the 50 states has begun to ease stay-at-home orders. It’s an exciting time for everyone! And, while many people appreciate the chance to regain a sense of normalcy, high-risk individuals — particularly seniors — must continue with social distancing practices. Below, we list some ideas for staying fit while…

Seniors staying connected during COVID-19.

5 Ways Briarwood Seniors Can Stay Connected During COVID-19

As the world continues to grapple with the aftermath of COVID-19, many caregivers worry about seniors struggling with isolation. Studies show that loneliness is one of the leading causes of premature deaths among American seniors. This makes connecting with this demographic more important than ever, especially at a time when seniors feel increasingly vulnerable. Below,…