World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

On October 20th each year, World Osteoporosis Day raises awareness for millions of older adults who suffer from this debilitating condition. By recognizing WOD, the staff at Wickshire Senior Living Norman commit to doing everything possible to prevent osteoporosis from negatively impacting the lives of residents. Our physical therapy program includes exercises and education to help prevent…

home safety for seniors

Important Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Weakening joints, poor eyesight, recovering from surgery, and many other factors put older adults at high risk for slips and falls. Wickshire Senior Living Norman in Oklahoma has a fall prevention program to help you detect and prevent hazards. For families that want to keep older adults at home, it’s important to do everything possible to ensure…

meditation for older adults

Benefits of Meditation for Older Adults

Meditation can improve wellness for seniors. In fact, some studies show that meditation for older adults can have anti-aging effects. At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, our wise and well program uses the five dimensions of wellness as a guideline for resident care. Learn more about the many benefits of meditation and the reasons you should try it.…

loneliness in seniors

Addressing Loneliness in Seniors

Loneliness in seniors can cause emotional and physical distress. Many older adults choose to live at home instead of a senior living community. For these individuals, it’s important to maintain connections with loved ones and other members of the community. At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we use the five dimensions of wellness, which are physical, spiritual,…

probiotics for seniors

Best Probiotics for Seniors

At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we understand the unique nutritional needs of older adults. Our dining services provide nutritious and delicious dishes. The chefs take special dietary requirements into account for each resident. We often recommend that clients consider the health benefits of probiotics for seniors. While it’s important to discuss any dietary changes with a qualified…

benefits of occupational therapy

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy

You may be hearing about the benefits of occupational therapy for older adults and wonder what occupational therapy is and what it can do for you. As adults mature, they may find their physical abilities changing. It’s not uncommon that certain motor functions need to accommodate for a more limited range of motion or that…

assisted living vs nursing home

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes

When it comes to senior living options, there is often confusion about the advantages of assisted living vs. nursing home communities. At Wickshire Senior Living, we have reimagined the potential of senior living communities by tailoring our services to the needs of each resident, their families, and associates. Contact one of our team members today…

immunity boosting foods

5 Immunity Boosting Foods for Seniors

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to remind us of the importance of maintaining healthy immune systems, our bodies’ true first line of defense against all communicable illnesses. Although individual needs may vary, nearly everyone benefits from a balanced diet containing adequate protein for muscle building and maintenance, micronutrients from plants, augmented…