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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The value of friendships as we grow older and ideas for how to make them

Friends can play many roles in our lives. Some we count on when times are troubled. Others are always ready for a good time. One friend may have the best advice to offer when we’re faced with a difficult decision. While another shares our passion for reading historical novels or attending the symphony.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

How independent living communities challenge these 5 cliches about growing older

Growing older is something we all do from the day we are born. Yet as we leave the work world behind and begin retirement, a number of cliches seem to arrive along with the birthday wishes.

The trouble with cliches is that they’re not necessarily true. Or challenged. Becoming part of a society’s belief system, they often masquerade as a joke. But the danger is that they can easily become accepted without being questioned for their validity.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

3 realities of aging that may make independent living the better choice

Smart aging recognizes both the possibilities and challenges of growing older. It’s not necessary to give up favorite activities just because you’ve reached a certain age, but it’s also important, to be honest.

The years do bring changes to our bodies and our minds. And it’s true that we may not be able to do everything we used to or not at the same level or speed. But the one commonality between those who won’t shortchange what they want out of life?

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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

5 myths about assisted living communities

Are you or your parent considering available options to help with some of the activities of daily living, such as bathing, getting dressed or preparing meals?

For many people, the two most common possibilities include bringing in outside home services or moving to an assisted living community.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bringing the beauty of the season indoors: fall decorating tips

As summer begins winding down amid all the changes and challenges of COVID-19, one thing is still certain. The seasons will continue to arrive on schedule.

And now fall, one of the most beautiful times of the year, is just around the corner. If you need a boost in spirits or you’re just ready for a change, refreshing your home décor can provide just the right lift.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

What not to take when you move into your independent living home

If you’ve made the decision to move into an independent living community, congratulations. The opportunities that wait ahead will no doubt help you create the retirement lifestyle that you have dreamed about and deserve.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

How independent living can help you adjust to retirement life

Have you just begun retirement or are looking toward the horizon and surprised to find yourself a little apprehensive?

Don’t be distressed. It turns out that for most people, retirees experience the equivalent of an emotional upheaval when they begin transitioning to this next life stage, according to Rob Pascale, retired research psychologist and former retirement contributor to Forbes.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

10 tips for talking to your parents about assisted living

If you are still lucky enough to have your parents, you no doubt have witnessed the changes that growing older can bring. But there may still be a difficult conversation waiting for all of you ahead.

One day, you might need to discuss whether living alone or moving into an Assisted Living community would be best.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

How a positive image of aging can benefit your health

Most of us grew up with an image of what it might look like to grow older. But whether that impression was negative or positive can make all the difference. We tend to carry those presuppositions with us through life. And they often become the basis of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Giving your brain a workout: 5 exercises to try yourself

While we all know the importance of a regular exercise routine and keeping physically fit, what often gets overlooked are the advantages of keeping your brain active as well. But there are benefits from flexing your cognitive muscles.

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