Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

After a long month of rain and severe weather in Indiana, the summer sun is making its hot return. Great Care knows the summer heat can be fun for playing in the pool or getting active on the court, but when it comes to seniors, watching the weather is important. “When the temperature climbs above 90°F, […]

Parenting a Parent: Less Stress is Best

At Great Care, we all know stress can get the best of us — specifically when it causes adverse health issues. This can be especially true for seniors and caregivers. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stress can affect our mental and physical health in so many ways. “Long-term activation of your body’s stress response system, […]

Quitting Smoking Can Change Your Life

Great Care knows that the benefits of quitting smoking are wide-ranging, from lowering cancer risk and boosting immune systems to building strong bones and muscles and preventing emphysema. Even Disney has made its dedication to healthy families clear here in the U.S. by banning smoking and vaping from its parks in California and Florida starting May 1. […]

Keep Your Blood Pressure In Check

It’s a fact that high blood pressure is a common cause of heart disease and stroke. Nearly half of American adults have high numbers. Great Care knows how important it is to check your blood pressure, especially as we age. A quick check at a doctor’s office, the pharmacy, or at home could literally save a life. […]

Celebrate Autumn with Healthy Comfort Food

Sure, pumpkin spice is nice for fall-themed food and drink, but at Great Care we also think a healthy variety of comfort fruits and veggies is the way to go this autumn. Especially since these nutritious and delicious autumn produce favorites are in this harvest season: Apples Beets Brussels sprouts and cabbage Cranberries Persimmons Pomegranates […]

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day Brunch

Great Care loves Mom. She brings us the greatest gift of all, the amazing gift of life. So why not go above and beyond to bring her the joy she so most certainly deserves? Brunch! Trending in popularity these days, brunch is that beautiful combination of breakfast and lunch that has become a staple in […]

Healthy Shopping Helps the Heart

Great Care knows the spring season is a great time to embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle, especially focusing on fresh produce from the grocery store or local farmer’s markets. The American Heart Association reminds us all that eating healthy starts with shopping healthy. “Eating right — what you put in your mouth — starts with what you put […]

January is National Sunday Supper Month

Great Care has fond memories of supper with the family on Sundays, a time to regroup and revisit with loved ones. Luckily there’s a National Sunday Supper Day, observed annually on the second Sunday in January, to bring back the traditions of Sunday supper. “These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs and homework,” says […]

Pledge to be Healthy For Good This Holiday

Great Care loves the call to action the American Heart Association is encouraging, especially during the holidays, for living well. Healthy For Good is a revolutionary movement to “inspire people to create lasting change in their health and life, one small step at a time.” ”The approach is simple,” says the American Heart Association. “Eat smart. […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

In September, Great Care joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Cholesterol Education Month. The CDC recognizes the month as a good time to have blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. Especially for seniors. “National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn […]