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Stay informed on the latest in Senior Living and get advice to live life to the fullest.

Helping with Depression in Seniors

As the holiday season is upon us, depression in seniors often rises. To learn more about what can be done to help with depression, Senior Webinars, a partner of ours, is hosting a free webinar on this topic. On December 16, 2021, our SRI Management’s Senior Director of Experience is presenting Making Spirits Bright –

Do Optimistic People Live Longer?

By Meg Selig Does an optimistic attitude have health benefits as we age? The question is important because if optimism does lead to healthier aging, then programs could be developed to bolster an optimistic mindset in both the old and the young. Past research has painted a surprisingly gloomy picture of the relationship between optimism

Webinar Featuring Teepa Snow

You may be concerned about early-onset dementia or know someone who experiencing it now. Studies show moving those needing memory care into communities catering to Alzheimer’s and dementia have better outcomes for a resident’s wellbeing. To gain some perspective when it’s time to move a loved one into a Memory Care community, we are proud

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September 2021 is the ten-year anniversary of World Alzheimer’s Month, the international campaign from Alzheimer’s Disease International. For a decade, people from all around the world have formally organized to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia, however advocacy for those affected by this disease has been in place much longer by organizations such as the

Current Scams Targeting Seniors (And How to Avoid Them)

Authored by Louisa Rogers Originally published by SeniorsMatter.com Reposted with Permission “I have a secret to tell you,” my then 97-year-old father told me on the phone, in a conspiratorial whisper, “and you mustn’t tell anyone. I’m going to win half a million dollars tomorrow.” I hoped my sigh wasn’t too obvious. Over the last

Keeping Busy in a Senior Community

When dads retire from work and then eventually move into senior housing, many times they feel like they’ve lost their purpose. Remember when dad was up at the crack of dawn on Saturdays fixing the fence? Painting the deck? Pressure washing the driveway? He was doing what dads do – trying to fix things and make things better.

Mom is on the Fence About Moving. Now What?

Making the move to senior housing is sometimes met with hesitation, and that is usually due to the perception of senior housing. Today’s communities are not what they were twenty or even ten years ago. When you or your mom are beginning to think about moving into a community like ours, sometimes, transitioning into senior housing can be an adjustment and a challenge for her, as well as other family members.

Helping Mom Transition to Senior Housing

For years, our mother has cared for us and as she ages, it is now our turn to gladly return that favor without hesitation. Sometimes, though, transitioning into senior housing can be an adjustment and a challenge for her, as well as other family members. And sometimes, frankly, it can be a hard conversation.

Eliminating the Clutter: Ditch These Items

Clutter and an overabundance of “stuff” can make a any living situation feel cramped and sometimes even dangerous for seniors. As we mentioned in previous some of our previous blog posts, eliminating clutter is a good way to start the rightsizing process. Listed below are a few great tips from AARP.com that says what to pitch to get organized and reclaim space, whether in senior housing or in your own home.

Decluttering Tips for Seniors

As people age, they often have accumulated decades worth of items. From heirlooms to roadside trinkets, we have seen there is often a need to declutter especially preparing to move into senior housing.

Senior Nutrition & Foods for Brain Power

Can eating a specific food or following a particular diet help prevent or delay dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease? Many studies suggest that what we eat affects the aging brain’s ability to think and remember. These findings have led to research on general eating patterns and whether they might make a difference.

Eating Healthier as You Age

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do — no matter how old you are. Our bodies change through our 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. As we change, food is incredibly important not just in quantity but also quality. Here are a few tips to keep seniors eating healthier.

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Telehealth & Seniors Today

Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services.

Matters of the Heart in Senior Housing

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the month February is the undisputed caretaker for matters of the heart. Chocolate, roses, and Cupid’s arrows seem to come to mind when thinking of this month. But what about the other matters of the heart? Let’s look at the few physical ones that keep a heart healthy and strong.

Why is Senior Living Right for You?

When thinking of moving into a senior living community, a common question is this: Is a senior living community right for me? Many factors come into play to answer this question, but one factor to consider is the level of care.

New Year, New You: Tips on Rightsizing

Eventually, you will need to go through all the things you have accumulated over a lifetime. Cleaning out a house full of stuff sounds exhausting and intimidating, but it really does not have to be. It could be a wonderful opportunity to relive significant memories and teach others about your life.

How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise

As this year comes to an end, many people want to start the new year off with exercise. The decision to become physically active can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercise and physical activity are not only great for your mental and physical health, but they can help keep you independent as you age.

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity.

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Choosing Healthy Meals as You Get Older

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do — no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods and beverages for better health at each stage of life.

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10 Myths About Aging

Many people make assumptions about aging, what it is like to grow “old”, and how older age will affect them. But as we are getting older, it is important to understand the positive aspects of aging. Research has shown that you can help preserve your health and mobility as you age by adopting or continuing healthy habits and lifestyle choices. Read on to learn about 10 common misconceptions related to aging and older adults.

Diabetes Could Be a Threat as We Age

Diabetes is a serious disease, and it affects many older adults. The good news is that you can take steps to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease to develop in older adults. If you already have diabetes, there are steps you can take to manage the condition and prevent diabetes-related health problems.

What Are the Signs That an Aging Parent Needs Help?

When caring for an aging parent or relative from afar, it can be hard to know when your help is needed. Sometimes, your parent will ask for help. Or, the sudden start of a severe illness will make it clear that assistance is needed. But, when you away from them, some detective work might be necessary to uncover possible signs that support or help is needed.

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Doctor’s Appointments: Tips for Caregivers

Working with doctors and other healthcare professionals can be an important part of being a caregiver to seniors. Some things caregivers may find especially helpful to discuss are: What to expect in the future, sources of information and support, community services, and ways they can maintain their own well-being.

Is Now a Good Time to Move?

Many think they would rather wait for the COVID-19 virus to be completely eradicated before moving into a senior housing apartment or villa. The truth of the matter is this virus may never go away. And like other viruses before this one, we are learning how to deal with it while protecting ourselves and others while continuing with daily life.

Senior Living Myth Busters

Oftentimes people will associate moving into a Senior Living community as a loss of independence or way of life. However, this belief is inaccurate. Today we will explore some myths about Senior Living and the truth behind them.

Overcoming Social Isolation During COVID-19

There are parts of the United States now beginning to re-open, however the senior population in assisted living or memory care communities, as well as those more vulnerable to COVID –19, is still mostly under state-ordered quarantine. Unfortunately, many seniors living at home during this extended quarantine can lead to social isolation, which then can lead to increased levels of depression and anxiety. In addition, older

Fall Risk is Higher for Those with Cognitive Impairment: How to Avoid Falls

By Institute of Aging It’s no secret that as we age, we become increasingly at risk of falling, and fall-related injuries are more dangerous for older adults. What researchers recently learned, however, is potentially significant: a definitive link between cognitive slowing and fall risk, and an opportunity to provide better care for those living with dementia.

Anxiety in the Elderly: Symptoms and Restorative Strategies

By Institute on Aging When her grandfather gets out of bed and is unable to fall asleep for hours at night, Stella knows that he is struggling with anxiety. Sometimes his heart will race, and he’ll be preoccupied with the noises he hears outside, concerned about whether the doors are locked and the house is

Simple Tips for Eating Well

By Cheryl Toner, MS, RDN on behalf of the National Council of Aging There are few things in life as comforting and nourishing as food, but it can be controversial and confusing, too. It’s so essential to life one would think common sense is the main ingredient in making food choices, and common sense—along with