Author Archives: Jenny O'Toole

  • 5 Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

    1. Consume more liquids Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated2. Plan your meals Plan your meals throughout the week, you’ll be less likely to stop following your healthy eating habits. 3. Minimize the use of table saltThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that consuming too much salt can lead to high blood pressure. 4. Season […]

  • Everything You Have Always Wanted To Know About On Lok PACE 2.0

    What is PACE 2.0? The National PACE Association (NPA) has launched the PACE 2.0 project with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the West Health Policy Center. The initiative will expand access of PACE services to many high-need populations across the country. What is On Lok’s involvement? As part of the NPA PACE […]

  • Healthcare Hospitality G.R.E.A.T. Practice: GREET – RESPECT – EXPERIENCE – ASSIST – THANK

    Our participants and their families have chosen On Lok for care they can trust. Take time to connect with them to say thank you in a way that feels right to you. Demonstrating gratitude and appreciation is the foundation of hospitality, and it is one of the reasons our participants feel at home wherever they […]

  • 5 Winter Health Tips for Seniors

    Winter is just around the corner and as the temperatures drop, it can become more challenging to stay healthy and active. Seniors can be especially prone to the “winter blues,” so it’s more important than ever to be mindful of your habits and mood during the colder months. Exercise is a proven mood-booster, and eating healthy […]

  • On Lok Lifeways East San Jose To Be Featured in Jade Channel TV Series

    Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), a Hong Kong-based Chinese broadcast television network, will be featuring On Lok Lifeways in its upcoming series “As Long As You Live.” The show will visit Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the U.S. to see how each country empowers and supports seniors to ensure they stay happy and healthy as they age. […]

  • Mission Nutrition

    For many older adults, especially those unable to shop for food or cook due to a disability or other medical reasons, proper nutrition is a key factor to continue living in their home and community. On Lok’s Mission Nutrition program, headquartered at our 30th Street Senior Center, helps seniors maintain proper health, strength, and independence […]

  • Learning How to Cope with Dementia

    In her youth, my mom was tall, strong and beautiful. In my imagination, she always remained this way, but in reality, she was 80, frail, weak and had advanced dementia. When my dad passed away, my mom was left to live alone in the family home, which she refused to leave despite its constant need […]

  • Take a Stand Against Heart Disease: 5 Tips for Healthy Hearts

    February is American Heart Month and it’s an ideal time to focus on our hearts and encourage loved ones to make healthy lifestyle choices. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States: about 610,000 people die of heart disease each year – that represents 1 in 4 deaths. (source: Centers for […]

  • Love is in the air

    Valentine’s Day Love Story: Wei Yumei and Wu Quanhai It was love at first sight for On Lok Lifeways participants, Wei Yumei and Wu Quanhai, who will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary in March. Their story began in China in the early 1960’s. They were both teachers at the same school – teaching adult education. Wei […]

  • Redefining Age: Seniors Staying Active and Engaged

    Getting older today looks very different than it did 15 or 30 years ago. Seniors are living longer and many are choosing to age in their homes and communities. Baby boomers are reaching retirement age, causing the number of seniors in our communities to rise drastically. In San Francisco alone, it is projected that approximately […]