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Skilled Nursing vs. Assisted Living – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to senior living communities, they come in many shapes and sizes. It’s important to understand that there is no universal process or approach when it comes to aging and one’s needs. There is a common misconception that a senior living community (which provides a variety of senior living options) is the same …

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Housekeepers Heather and Cynthia

Team Member Spotlight – Housekeeping is Really Home-Making

The power of teamwork is embedded in the Noble culture, and in a recent conversation with Riga housekeepers Cynthia Curran and Heather Fresca, it is clear that teamwork is the secret to Noble’s strength.  Cynthia Curran lives in Pine Plains, NY, and has always loved working with seniors. She had been doing private in-home cleaning …

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Social Media and Technology for Seniors – Best Platforms for Staying Connected

Social media is in the headlines daily. Whether it’s a tweet from a celebrity, politician, or news outlet, headlines about Facebook, or viral videos from YouTube, social media, which is free and easy to use, has become a regular part of our lives. Humans are predisposed to connect and the quality of these connections impacts …

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Black History Month

Connecticut’s African-American Soldiers – WITH HAMISH LUTRIS

Part 1 of 3 part series February 18: Connecticut’s African-American Soldiers This talk will center on the 29th and 30th Connecticut regiments of African-American soldiers which saw valuable service in the war.  The experience of these men, who served in the war with little more to anticipate from its ending than the chance to create future opportunities for …

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memory care

What Does “Memory Care” Mean?

Memory Care is a program or level of specialized care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dedicated areas of senior living communities provide safe and secure environments where staff can closely monitor the well-being of residents. You’ll also find programs, activities, and events that are designed to help memory care residents …

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Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month with Hamish Lutris – Recordings

Part 1 of 3 part series February 11: Partus Sequitur Ventrum: The History of Slavery in America The practice of slavery in the United States began in 1619, when 20 Africans were sold in Virginia. The economic potential of the New World encouraged the international trade in human beings, and by the 19th Century, the …

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staying active

How to Stay Active During the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down for just about everyone, but seniors – who are at the highest risk of serious complications from the virus – have faced the most significant restrictions on their activities and staying active. Covid has meant a far more sedentary lifestyle for the older population – and that …

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aging

Why Senior Living is Beneficial to Happy Aging

When thinking about aging, negative associations often follow – will I have trouble getting around, will I face health issues, will I be alone…That said, a positive attitude can transform the experience of aging.   Decades of research on ‘happy aging’ has confirmed that a positive outlook can improve one’s emotional and physical health throughout the …

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Top Memory Games to Exercise the Mind

While physical exercise and daily movement are key to living a healthy life, mental exercise for brain health and dexterity are equally as important and memory games are one of the most effective and entertaining ways of getting your mind and memory in shape.   A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry associated activities like reading books or …

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