Personal Care Topics Archive

  • Personal Preparedness Plan

    Follow the steps listed below to create your family’s Disaster Preparedness Plan. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Five Tips for Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia Caregivers

    Caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be a challenging responsibility and emotionally draining at times, especially as the disease progresses and the patient’s ability to manage daily tasks declines. In commemoration of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month, On Lok – a pioneer and world leader in Programs for […]