Honoring The Difficult

The first time I met Grace she was sitting in the music room, her eyes closed, her lips quivering to the lyrics of “Be Thou My Vision.” It was late afternoon, the time the nursing assistants felt it would be best for me to see Grace, before her behavior changed and she refused any company. Grace had fired her doctor, …

Past, Present and Future: Community Gardens Connect Seniors to Fresh Food and to Their Pasts

We love innovative ideas and were happy to find out about Melissa Miller, manager of Common Good City Farm in Washington, D.C..  Melissa had a great idea on how to improve nutrition and also transform seniors’ relationships to food. She created a program that improves senior citizens’ access to fresher produce, gives them a chance to exercise, fosters a sense …

September is National Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month!

    If you’re the caregiver of an older adult you know how hard it is to find the right combination of nutritious foods for your loved one. While it may be frustrating to figure what to buy and when, it helps to have an idea of how the aging process unfolds and how it makes nutrition so important but …

Seva Comes to the Farmer’s Market

At Seva, we’re committed to community service and helping Baltimoreans lead healthier lives.  We’re proud to say we’ve partnered with Farmer’s Markets around Baltimore.  Join us at the 32nd Street Farmer’s Market in Baltimore Maryland on the 3rd Saturdays of each month throughout the season.  Look for our table where you can get lots of free “goodies,” information about our …

House Calls for Seniors Cuts Medicare Costs

We were overjoyed to see that Medicare’s recent announcement in June 2015.  When the idea of house calls was first presented, Medicare decided to launch the Independence at Home Demonstration Project, an initiative designed to find out whether bringing primary care directly into the home of was worth the effort.   “Home-based primary care allows health care providers to spend …

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Willie Murphy: 77 year old ‘Power house’

At Seva Health, we believe that age is just a number.  And when it comes to numbers, we found one little powerhouse whose numbers can rival some of the best weight lifters on the circuit.  Meet Willie Murphy of Rochester, New York who inspires us at Seva Health to ‘keep moving!’ Most grandmothers, especially those reaching 80 years of age, …

This Week’s Inspiration

The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.

The Old Fashion “House-Call”

The idea of a doctor making a house call may seem too good to be true. But some physicians deliver exactly that level of care to their patients. Tom Zenner, a family medicine doctor for Bellin Health, is one of the physicians honoring the tradition. He said he’s “semi-retired,” but still sees about 15 patients a week, mostly seniors, in …