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Grandparents Go High Tech

For Americans of every age, the internet has become woven into our daily lives. Whether you are taking classes online, banking online, shopping from the comfort of your own home or booking your next vacation, access to the internet is more important than ever.   And despite the stereotypes, seniors and technology get along surprisingly […]

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Financial Elder Abuse – How to Protect Your Parents from Being Scammed

Seniors are targeted in scams more often than any other age group. In fact, one in five Americans over the age of 65 has fallen victim to a scam. Elder financial abuse costs seniors in the United States $2.9 billion per year, with each instance of financial abuse costing $30,000 on average. Identifying elder financial […]

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Melrose Meadows Puts the Fun in Functional Fitness

The concept of “functional fitness” for older adults is gaining momentum. According to a recent article about aging in America by the Huffington Post, functional fitness isn’t about running a marathon or climbing a mountain. Instead, it’s about keeping your body capable of real-life activities like shopping, day-to-day chores, or even just being able play […]

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Managing the Costs of Senior Living

Retirement communities can provide the peace of mind of living in a safe and enriching environment where seniors can focus on the activities that bring them the most joy. But there can be concern about increasing costs of independent, assisted living and memory care options as was illustrated in a recent article, “Costs for senior […]

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Smooth Moves: Benefits of Senior Moving Services

“I wouldn’t know where to begin…..” Many older adults have that reaction when faced with the prospect of sifting through a lifetime of precious memories (and in some cases, miscellaneous junk) in preparation for a move to a senior living community. The accumulation of furnishings, paperwork, trinkets and heirlooms that result from a life well […]

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Senior Living Communities Shake Off “Old Folks Home” Vibe

  Today’s retirees will live longer, healthier and more active lives than any previous generation. The average life expectancy in the US has hit an all-time high of 77.9 years, according to a recently released report by the National Center for Health Statistics. If joining an independent senior living community is in your plans, there […]

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Aging-in-Place vs Independent Senior Living Communities

It’s one of the most basic questions to decide when it comes to retirement planning: Should you move to an independent senior living community, or retrofit your house so you can live your remaining years in the family home? Answer: It depends.   Aging-in-place design, sometimes called universal design, focuses on renovating homes to allow […]

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Seniors’ (Brains) Just Wanna Have Fun

More and more, the medical community (particularly in the area of neuroscience) is verifying that active, social adults are healthier and happier than those who are isolated and sedentary. For example, a recent study by the Mayo Clinic shows that an active, social brain helps many older adults reduce the risk of developing memory and […]

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What’s Included in the Cost of Assisted Living?

What’s Included in the Cost of Assisted Living? Today, seniors have many living options to choose from once they retire. As you shop for a new community for you or a loved one, monthly rent and what’s included with it are not far from mind. Below are some of the amenities covered by the cost […]

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Helping Your Parents Transition to Assisted Living

Moving to an assisted living community is a great option for seniors to have access to necessary assistance and healthcare while maintaining a sense of independence. However, leaving your home to move into an assisted living community can be a difficult transition. Although assisted living may be the best solution for your loved one with […]

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