Getting Serious About Self-Care

Lately there’s a lot of talk about finding balance in a world that seems to move non-stop.  With 24-7 responsibility to our families, friends and employers how do we find the time to nurture ourselves?  What practices can we incorporate into our lives to bring a sense of calm? Beyond just taking a day off or spending a weekend at …

Your T’ai Chi Prescription is Ready for Pick Up

Two weeks ago I read an article that began “January feels like a month full of Mondays.”  As I considered what Mondays feel like for most of us—fatigue, lack of energy, lack of motivation—I immediately understood what the author meant.  Unlike all of the other months of the year, January is both the beginning and the end.  The beginning of …

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2015 in Review: Birth of a House Calls Practice

Happy New Year! Wow!  I can hardly believe it’s 2016.  Like most people, I find myself asking “Where has the time gone?”  It honestly feels like yesterday that the tender little seed for the idea of Seva Health was planted and now, here we are a full fledge, vibrant primary care practice delivering the kind of holistic, comprehensive care we …

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 …