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Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

How to care for a parent while you’re still working: 10 tips that can help

Caregiving for one or both of your parents can be a rewarding experience in which you proudly participate. But if you’re still working and your loved one’s needs increase, you may find yourself sandwiched in between two demanding responsibilities.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Selling your home before moving into Independent Living? 10 tips to get it ready

Have you decided to trade in the responsibilities of homeownership for the amenity rich and maintenance-free lifestyle of Independent Living? If so, there is likely one task that will need to be taken care of – selling your home.

Although at times it might seem daunting, there are steps you can take to simplify the process and ameliorate a few of the headaches. Following these suggestions can help you organize your move, make the sale and start you on the way to your new life.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Start moving: Explore the physical and emotional benefits of exercise

There was a time when people viewed retirement as the cue to not only settle down but to slow down as well. Today, this mistaken belief may be practiced by a few, but those who are living their best life know that one of the keys is to keep moving.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

10 steps to help guard against identity theft

Staying up to date on how best to prevent or lower your risk for identity theft is more important than ever in the digital world we live in. The good news is that the more you learn about how and where it can happen, the better your chances of avoiding becoming its next victim.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Why a Senior Living community is perfect for the single lifestyle

If you’re looking at options to make your dream retirement life a reality, you might be considering all the benefits and amenities of a Senior Living community.

But if you’re single, you may be asking yourself if it could be the right fit?

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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Introverts in Independent Living? Why the quiet types will find a perfect fit

When you think about Senior Living communities, what first comes to mind may be all the activities available. You’ll often see photos of happy friends gathered at the pool or enjoying a glass of wine or dinner together. Everyone is having a wonderful time and the message seems to be the more the merrier.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Avoiding injury and the emergency room: 7 safety tips to prevent falls in Assisted Living

Falling is the leading cause of injury for older adults. One in four of those aged 65+ falls each year and every 11 seconds an older adult lands in the emergency room because of one. And yet falling doesn’t need to be an unavoidable result of aging. According to the National Council on Aging, many falls can be prevented and their risk decreased.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

5 ways to regain your confidence and live a fulfilled life

Have you lost your footing now that you’re entering retirement?

If you have, it’s not uncommon. Part of the reason is that you may feel you’ve lost your identity. We so often place such a value on productivity and define ourselves with our work. Once we move beyond our career lives, it can be hard to redefine who we are.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Is longevity in your future? Take a look at both your genetics and lifestyle

Most of us have wondered about our own life expectancy. We often refer to our families as having long or short life lines. This is usually backed up by anecdotal evidence of an aunt that lived to be nearly 100 or those who seemed susceptible to having fewer year

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Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Not sure if Assisted Living is right for you? Here are 5 advantages of living in an Assisted Living communities

Families and their loved ones may have several conversations about whether living at home or moving to an Assisted Living community is the right step. Even as a person’s quality of life begins to slip, it’s not uncommon for this discussion to stall along the way.

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