NEWS & STORIES
NEWS & STORIES
NEWS & STORIES
Sharing all the latest at Knute Nelson
The following news and stories have been compiled to inform you of happenings at Knute Nelson and in aging services. We also feature the stories of individuals who have reached their goals and have an important message to share to inspire others.
Letter to the Echo Press editor by Mark Anderson, President/CEO of Knute Nelson, Alexandria, MN
We understand you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19, especially with the amount of media coverage heightening everyone’s awareness on senior living providers. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our residents and staff. This has always been our priority and will always continue to be our priority.
In consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health and our medical advisors, we support this widespread testing to help identify and be proactive in our preparedness. Without conducting testing and identifying areas of concern, it is much more difficult to prepare to respond to an invisible virus.
There are ways you can practice your faith daily no matter what is happening in your life, or where you are at in your faith journey.
When you make exercise a regular part of your weekly routine, you can also help prevent yourself from physical and emotional problems and memory decline.
Since knowing how to care for your emotional wellbeing isn’t as intuitive as your physical wellbeing, Knute Nelson is here to help with 5 key ways you can keep maintain your emotional health.
If you find yourself sneezing more frequently or feel a tickle in your throat, you may wonder if your symptoms are from allergies or something more sinister. No need to panic, though! Evaluating your symptoms can help you determine if you’re dealing with allergies, the seasonal flu or COVID-19.
Science can’t definitively tell us just yet why the gut changes with age, but what we do know is these changes can lead to indigestion, ulcers and chronic diseases. Maintaining your gut health as you age can keep you on your feet, doing more of what you love for longer.
Wellness is important for every stage of life, but it becomes increasingly important as you age. From your physical health to your spiritual well-being, your personal wellness can help protect you from diseases, obesity, depression and other ailments.
Clutter can weigh you down in more ways than one and leave you feeling trapped in your own home. Fortunately, decluttering can improve your mental and emotional wellbeing and put you in an easier spot to downsize in your golden years.
There are still ways you can celebrate the holiday season by abiding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Minnesota has the third highest fall mortality rate in the United States. This means that, as a Minnesota senior, you should take extra precaution by following these fall prevention tips
Now that it is officially 2021, everyone is more than ready for a fresh, healthy new year! This is the time to plan your goals or resolutions for the next 12 months and make any positive lifestyle changes you’ve been thinking about. This year (more than any other year previously), be sure to prioritize your health.
People aged 65 and older are more likely to suffer from heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and heart disease due to the weakening of the heart muscle and blood vessels. However, you can minimize your risk of experiencing these conditions by keeping your heart healthy.
As you continue to age, you may struggle to meal prep like you used to or have less motivation to stay active. This is where living in a senior living community can help. Between freshly prepared meals and regularly scheduled activities and events, senior living can help you age well in retirement.