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What Do You Do When Your Parents Need Different Levels of Care

Your parents have spent decades together – building and enjoying a life with each other. They figured out how to overcome challenges, both big and small, making it through a lifetime together. As they age, their need for care may be different, and it can be hard to understand how to help. Despite what may …

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Questions to Ask While Touring a Senior Living Community

Finding the right senior living community for you or a loved one can be intimidating, as we wrote in a recent blog post which you can read here. However, once you’ve gathered all your information and, narrowed down your list of communities that meet your needs, you’ll want to start touring communities to make sure it’s a good fit.  Touring …

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Tips for Using Smart Home Devices

“Alexa, remind me to call Dr. Smith tomorrow to schedule a follow up appointment.” Smart home devices are no longer only for the tech advanced. Today, smart home devices help millions of Americans do everything from get the latest weather to help with homework! Smart home devices can offer many benefits to seniors as well …

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aarp

AARP Discounts You Should Take Advantage Of

Are you a card-carrying AARP member? Maybe you are thinking of joining but aren’t sure it’s worth it? You probably know that your AARP membership benefits include discounts on an array of products, experiences and services from home and car insurance to tour packages and home security systems. But you may not realize how many — and …

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Quick, Easy, and Nutritious Meals for Seniors to Make at Home

As we age, getting the proper nutrition becomes harder for a number of reasons – going to the grocery store is more of a challenge, cooking nutritious meals can be more difficult, and making meals or eating alone just isn’t as enjoyable as it used to be. Regardless, eating healthy meals, is of course, extremely …

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Therapy Animals and the Difference They Make

If you are a pet owner, you’ve probably experienced the many therapeutic and emotional benefits that animals provide. It can be something as simple as coming home after a bad day and being greeted very enthusiastically by your dog or taking your horse for a long trail ride.  Pets are great at helping us get …

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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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Myths about Senior Living Communities Debunked

There is a tendency to judge groups of people as homogeneous rather a collection of individuals. Seniors, for example, consist of different demographics, pursue different goals, harbor different needs or concerns, and enjoy different hobbies and interests. These generalizations can extend to senior living communities which are as diverse as the people who call them …

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Reading and Writing Make Great Winter Hobbies

Most people equate December with the holidays – and rightfully so – but December is also a great month to spend some time on hobbies like reading and writing. In fact, the whole month of December is known as Read a New Book Month, and December 7th is National Letter Writing Day! While the pandemic will …

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