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Back To Better: Helping Seniors Recover From Physical Injury

Accidents happen to everyone, but as we get older, accidents become more and more dangerous. Falls are the leading cause of injuries in seniors, with hip fractures and life-threatening head injuries representing two of the most serious consequences. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid injury following a fall, close calls are still scary and […]

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How Assisted Living Can Save You Money

You might be wondering how you could afford assisted living. With all of the services and care options that senior living communities provide, it seems like the cost will be significantly more than what you’re paying to live in your home. But that’s not necessarily true. If you’re paying for private in-home care, those costs […]

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Home For The Holidays: Prepare Your Home For Senior Visitors

  The holiday season is a joyous time of the year that brings family together to celebrate in their own special way. You get to catch up with visiting relatives over delicious food, ask how the kids are doing at school and meet any new additions to the family. If you’re hosting the holidays this […]

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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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