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Developing a Mindset for Moving Forward: A Conversation With a Melrose Meadows Resident

One of the things we’ve seen firsthand is that getting older doesn’t mean slowing down and giving up. Far from it. In fact, if you ask Marilyn Woodin–one of our Melrose Meadows residents–getting older can mean a journey forward to new and exciting opportunities. “You can either make a life for yourself and enjoy it, […]

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Why You Should “Adopt” A Senior This Grandparents Day

If you’re lucky enough to have a grandparent or older adult in your life, you already know that they can be pretty great people. And while you already show appreciation to them on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, there’s another day coming up that celebrates them with regards to their unique role in your life: […]

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Growing Older, Growing Better: Make A Difference This Senior Citizens Day

These days, senior citizens are more active than ever…and it’s high time we celebrate, embrace and take advantage of that (no matter what age we are). And there’s no better time to kick off the celebration than on August 21st. That’s when the United States of America recognizes National Senior Citizens Day. Declared as a […]

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How to Choose the Right (Senior-friendly) Realtor For You

You did it! You found a senior living community you love. You’re getting ready for this next, amazing stage of your life. But now comes the hard part: moving. And everything that goes with it.   While there are LOT of difficulties when it comes to moving, we’ll focus on just one today that can […]

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Tips to Help Seniors Improve Mental and Physical Health

We all lose our car keys from time to time, and it’s not uncommon to find the television remote under the coffee table after searching under all the couch cushions; however, as we age, these types of slip-ups tend to happen more often.  While this may be a normal part of aging, there are many […]

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Why Every Day Can Be “Independence Day” at a Senior Living Community

In the wake of hotdogs, fireworks and family time over the 4th of July, we started thinking about “independence” and what it means…especially to seniors who are starting to think about what’s next for them as they age.   One of the biggest worries we hear when we’re talking to potential residents is the loss […]

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Unique Gifts for Senior Dads

  Sometimes when Dad is in senior living, it’s not always easy to think of gifts that will actually be meaningful. What can you, as a family member, do to help him in this new stage of life and show him how much you appreciate him as a father?   It’s simple. (No, really!) The […]

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A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: The Health Benefits of Positivity

Being positive makes you a healthier person overall. The end!   Okay, we can go into a little more depth than that. But really, if you take away only one thing from this article, it’s that being positive is…well…positive in many ways. And not just in the hippy-dippy Pollyanna type of way. Researchers have found […]

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A Rose is a Rose is a Therapy Session: The Art and Benefits of Flower Arranging

What’s more uplifting to the soul than a bright bouquet of beautiful flowers? Throughout the centuries, flowers have been the herald of spring, the symbol of true love and the perfect gift to cheer, celebrate or thank. The art of flower arranging is just as storied, from ancient Japan to the intricate “language of flowers” […]

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Why the Great Outdoors is REALLY Great for Seniors (and everyone else)

  For many of us, much of our childhood was spent playing outdoors—kicking the can in a back alleyway, searching for tadpoles in the creek, riding bikes everywhere and anywhere or playing mumbly peg in the backyard (yikes). Remember the feeling of excitement and energy you got? The rush of discovery and feeling totally alive? […]

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