An Ounce of Prevention

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccinations are one of the best ways we have to prevent many diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several diseases have been virtually wiped out in the United States … Continue reading

The Benefits of Home Care

At Senior Planning Services, we are blessed to be able to enhance the lives hundreds of seniors throughout Santa Barbara County every day by providing quality home care. Through our many years of experience, we’ve discovered that many people really … Continue reading

Show Your Eyes Some Love

Members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology recently issued a set of tips consumers can use to show their eyes some love. Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The … Continue reading

Safe Winter Exercise

The holidays are over, and we’ve probably gained a pound or two from all the rich goodies we ate at parties and family gatherings. We probably let our exercise routine lapse, and no, wrapping presents and repeatedly checking the temperature … Continue reading

Seven Myths About Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month. Sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), this recognition event calls attention to the many ways physical therapy improves lives. During National Physical Therapy Month last year, APTA shared some myths and facts … Continue reading

“Turn Down That Music!”

You’ve probably read about the many therapeutic benefits music offers for healthy aging. Music promotes physical, mental and emotional health. Music has been found to boost the immune system, and is even used to help people with Alzheimer’s disease access … Continue reading