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Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tips for Talking to Your Parent About Assisted Living

Have you noticed your parents are beginning to struggle with the tasks of daily life? Perhaps it’s becoming more of a challenge for them to shop for groceries and cook healthy meals. Or maybe you worry about them bathing, handling their bills or what would happen if one of them fell.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

7 Exercises to Help You Remain Independent

Your ability to age well is greatly influenced by the actions you take, including exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, keeping your brain fit and having an active social life. You’re likely taking the steps you need to maintain your physical and emotional health.

But did you know that there are exercises that can actually help you remain independent?

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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2021

Advantages of Independent Living vs Staying at Home

Are you considering whether you should move into an independent living community or stay in your existing home?

It’s a big decision and many older adults aren’t sure how best to weigh the advantages or to choose which environment would better support the type of lifestyle they’re looking for.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

5 Ways to Boost Your Physical Health

Did you find it easier to stay in shape when you were younger? Staying active may have seemed to come more naturally and you might have participated in a variety of activities, whether it was running a marathon, visiting the gym three days a week or swimming laps daily.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Staying Engaged in Life and How Assisted Living Can Help

Have you noticed your loved one becoming less connected with others and the world? That can easily happen, especially for those who live alone and may not be able to join in activities as they once did.

Being engaged plays an important role in happiness and quality of life. But the challenge can become how to find these opportunities as we grow older.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Bringing Spring Indoors: 10 Decorating Tips

Are you ready to usher winter out the door? This year presented additional challenges and many of us enjoyed turning the calendar to welcome spring.

Even if the weather needs a little more time to catch up, there still is something special about knowing that warmer days are ahead.

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Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

Staying Safe and Preventing Falls: 5 Steps You Can Take

Falling is not a normal part of aging, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But still, they are not uncommon. In fact, every second of every day, an older adult falls in the U.S. making this the leading cause of injury.

One out of every five falls results in an injury, such as a broken bone or head injury and more than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Each year, three million older adults go to an emergency room for treatment of a fall injury.

The great news is that you can learn to lower your risk of falling, which in turn can keep you upright and independent longer.

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Posted: Monday, April 19, 2021

Explore Your Creative Side: 5 Ideas to Try

Being creative can run the gamut - from painting to writing code, drawing pictures to composing poetry or sculpting to creating your own variation of a recipe.

There are many benefits of tapping into your creativity, especially when you grow older. Just a few include an improved mental outlook on life, expanding your social relationships or seeing the world from a different perspective. 

We all have the ability to be creative even if you’ve never considered yourself as such. You may just need to find the right outlet or expand your definition of what it means to be inspired.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Need a Break? Caregiving Tips That Can Help

If you’re providing care for a family member who needs help with the daily tasks of living, you may find that your responsibilities leave little time for yourself. While caregiving is an honorable and loving role to play, it is not easy.

It takes energy, patience, physical ability and emotional endurance to provide daily care. And it can often become frustrating, as well as make you feel under-appreciated and then guilty for feeling so. 

The needs of your loved one are well understood but the needs of the caregiver are commonly overlooked.

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Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021

Ideas for Both the Body and Mind to Age Well

While it’s true that you’re not getting older but better, most of us know that it’s the result of our efforts and not something that magically occurs.

We’ve also learned through the years that by keeping in shape, we are more likely to enjoy a healthy life, both physically and cognitively.

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