Inlet Coastal Insider

  • The best therapy has fur and four legs!  Research has shown that caring for a pet can help reduce stress and relieve depression and anxiety. One study even found that spending just 15 minutes with an animal initiates hormonal changes in the brain, dropping stress levels and increasing serotonin (the “feel-good” hormone) levels. Cuddling our furry friends offers emotional, physical, and mental benefits for all ages,  but even more so for seniors who are at an increased risk for loneliness and isolation. Read More
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  • The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 20, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.    To learn more about The Longest Day and how to participate, visit https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=14244&pg=entry   Read More
  • Summer means warm weather and fun in the sun! With people being outside to enjoy outdoor activties,  it is important to take extra precautions to stay safe as the temperature rises. As we age, our bodies aren’t able to handle excessive heat in the same way they once did.  Senior citizens are more susceptible to heatstroke; in fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40 percent of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over Read More
  • World Immunization Week is celebrated every year in the last week of April. The goal of this week is to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. As we celebrate this year’s World Immunization Week, we recognize that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. While the world focuses on the COVID vaccines, there remains a need to ensure routine vaccinations are not missed. Many children have not been vaccinated during the Read More