Help Them Remember

All of us tend to smile when we think about the “good old days.” Thoughts of days gone by, times when we were at school, or our first job or first child tend to put a glow in our hearts. But as people age, reminiscing takes on a greater significance. Experts studying memory and aging…

Animal Assisted Therapy for Seniors

There is a growing movement in senior housing centers and retirement homes to increase animal/patient interactions for health and wellness benefits. This means not only bringing in live pets to visit, but also giving senior patients a stuffed cat, dog, or other animal to hold and keep. Pet therapy for seniors, also known as Animal…

Coloring for Seniors

Remember the joy you had – perhaps still have – when you opened a fresh box of crayons or colored pencils? The scent, the mere act of checking out all the colors that were available, immediately filled you with anticipation and satisfaction. In reality, these beneficial effects don’t go away once you grow up. The…

Music Turns Back the Hands of Time

Music can bring back memories of long ago – or just yesterday. When interacting with seniors, what better way to bring them into the conversation than with musical CDs? Nasco has dozens of offerings to bring back the memories of both young and old. Theme music is a wonderful way to create good feelings among…

Puzzles for Seniors

Puzzles are fun for all ages, but sometimes senior citizens need a little more encouragement because of memory loss or energy issues. Each person solves these riddles at their own pace, and Nasco’s Senior Activities catalog covers these bases with puzzles that appeal to older generations. Seasons of the year become simple with MindStart® 24-Piece…

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, is the 23rd annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This year at least 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. as we celebrate a common goal for this day: help keep older Americans healthy and fit. One way for seniors to keep…