Senior Living Advertising Section – August 2012

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Advanced Audiology Services
Troy Medical Plaza, downtown Troy
270.5802
; www.advancedaudiologysvcs.com

Take care of your hearing
Hearing impairment currently affects 10% of the population and is the third most common chronic health condition in the US.  One out of every three adults over age 65 has a hearing loss.
Every adult should have a baseline hearing test by the age of 30.  Adults over the age of 40 should have an annual hearing test.

Referral for a hearing evaluation is recommended any time an individual describes listening difficulties or a family member notices such difficulties.  Common complaints by family members are “He/she doesn’t pay attention,” or “He/she has selective hearing.”  Someone with hearing loss might complain that “others mumble,” “I can hear fine if I’m looking at someone,” or “I can’t hear in crowded or noisy situations.”

Audiologists can provide testing and evaluation, counseling, rehabilitation, recommendations for listening devices, and hearing-loss education programs.

Hearing properly with both ears can mean the difference between just hearing and hearing and understanding. Having balanced hearing with both ears will help a person function more normally, localize sound, understand more in noisy situations, hear better with less volume, and hear equally well from both sides.

When the human ear stops hearing sounds, as occurs with hearing loss, the ear declines further in its ability to recognize sound.  In effect, if not exercised, the brain forgets its former ability to hear and understand. If untreated, this auditory deprivation becomes irreversible.  The sooner the hearing loss is treated, the better the results!

Falcon Trace
1 Sparrow Hawk Circle, Halfmoon
664.5464
; visit www.falcontraceseniorapts.com

Falcon Trace is Southern Saratoga County’s finest new active adult community nestled in a beautiful wooded setting, but located within two miles of Exit 9 of the Adirondack Northway. Falcon Trace offers a country setting that is close to shopping and an abundance of activities.

Our community consists of 124 luxury one-and-two bedroom apartment units complemented with amenities to enable you to have a care-free and maintenance-free lifestyle. While you are a resident, take advantage of our on-site exercise room, activity rooms and in-house library with wi-fi connections. Stroll our wooded lanes and enjoy the peaceful serenity of Falcon Trace.

Additionally, come and try to break par at our affiliated Fairways of Halfmoon 18-hole golf course. Your rounds are free while you are a tenant of Falcon Trace.

Also, experience the benefits of the Halfmoon Town Park, located 1/4th mile from our entrance, where you can take advantage of seasonal activities sponsored by the Town of Halfmoon.
We encourage you to visit us soon. Our friendly and courteous staff are here to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a tour if requested.
Come experience Falcon Trace!

Kingsway Community
323 Kings Road, Schenectady
393.8800
; www.kingswaycommunity.com

“Caring in the Family Tradition” since 1975, Kingsway offers a continuum of care and services on one 25-acre campus located in a residential section of Schenectady.

Don’t want to take care of a big home anymore? Kingsway has independent-living apartments without the worry of maintenance, mowing or shoveling. These apartments come with all services – or none at all. There are different floor plans, executive chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style, activities, outings, movie theater and bank.

Need a little help with activities of daily living? Kingsway Manor offers gracious living without the worries – including personal care assistance, medication supervision, housekeeping, laundry and activities/social programs. Private rooms, studio and one-bedroom apartments – some with golf course views – allow for comfort and peace of mind.

Want a fun day program for a loved one? KingsDay Adult Day Service is a supervised, structured program offering a safe, stimulating and supportive environment.

Does a family member need more care than you can give? Kingsway Arms Nursing Center focuses on improving quality of life with dignity and respect for each resident. On-site rehab services provide sub-acute, short-term rehabilitation.

Don’t want to leave home? Kingsway’s tradition of caring extends into the home through Kingsway Home Care Service where dedicated professionals come to your home, whether for short or long-term.

Give Kingsway a call at 393.8800 to schedule a tour so you can see for yourself why so many people call Kingsway home.
 
Evergreen Commons
1070 Luther Road, East Greenbush
479.4662;
www.rehabitat.net

What is Myofascial Release and how does it relieve pain?

The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release approach is safe, gentle and consistently effective in producing positive and lasting results.  To understand what Myofascial Release is, one must have an understanding of the fascial system. Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from your head to your feet without interruption.  Fascia is a specialized system of the body, which has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. It is a very densely woven covering that interpenetrates every structure of our body.  Because the fascial system is not a system of separate coverings, but actually one uninterrupted structure throughout the body, one can see how each part of the body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.  

Trauma or inflammation can create a binding-down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bony structures and/or organs. This excessive pressure can cause pain, headaches and/or restriction of motion. At this time there are not any standard tests, such as x-rays, CAT scans or MRIs that can show fascial restrictions; therefore, an extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain, headaches and limitation of motion due to fascial restrictions will go undiagnosed. 

Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which the therapist uses a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy.  The goal of Myofascial Release is to restore the individual’s freedom, so they may return to a pain-free, active lifestyle.

 

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