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…

Scientist working to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 clinical trials.

Seniors in Queens and COVID-19 Clinical Trials

As of this writing, no vaccine exists for COVID-19. However, private researchers, universities, and government agencies are working at lightning speed to change this. Thanks to Operation Warp Speed (OWS), we currently have COVID-19 clinical trials underway in different parts of the country. And, according to Dr. Fauci — the director of the National Institute of…

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,…

A senior couple playing with puzzles. Cerebral activities for seniors suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

Parkinson’s Disease Research in Briarwood

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition that’s also sometimes classified as a movement disorder. Basically, the degeneration of neurons (brain cells) is accompanied by tremors, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and postural instability. Thus, intensive research focuses on reducing these physical challenges. Meanwhile, other research efforts address the wide array of non-movement problems — from…

Happy senior man who is free of periodontal disease in New York City.

The Latest Research on Periodontal Disease in Riverdale

Do you or a loved one suffer from periodontal disease? At its heart, the disease involves the infection of the gums and tissues surrounding the teeth. To date, medical researchers have uncovered the existence of a close link between periodontal disease and coronary artery disease. By all indications, periodontal disease causes local and systemic inflammations.…