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Stress Awareness Month – What You Need to Know about Stress

We all suffer from stress. It’s a normal part of our lives, no one is exempt from it, and at times, we don’t even know we are suffering from it because we’ve become so used to it. However, stress can be debilitating and even cause or accelerate health problems. April is Stress Awareness Month and …

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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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Power of Attorney – When and How to Talk to Your Aging Parents about it

As parents or relatives age, balancing respect for their autonomy and independence against the potential consequences of their mental or physical health decline can be challenging. A power of attorney (POA) is one way to ensure that your loved one’s wishes will be prioritized. In a nationwide survey, 90% of people said they knew they …

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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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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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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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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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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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