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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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When Driving Becomes Dangerous: How to Have “The Conversation” With Mom or Dad

  “Mom and Dad, I think it’s time for you to stop driving.”   Did the bottom of your stomach drop out just reading that phrase?   No one wants to have the “give up the keys” conversation. Not the parent, not the adult children, not the friends and not the rest of the family. […]

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Friendship Knows No Age: Why Intergenerational Friendship Benefits Seniors (And Youngsters!)

Quick! Think of your first, best friend. More than likely, that person was around your same age…perhaps you met them in school? When you’re young, your friendship group is defined by a pretty narrow age range. But get out in the real world, and that changes…and opens up possibilities for fulfilling, rewarding friendships with individuals […]

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How To Make Your Own Luck

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson   Some people have all the luck. You know who we mean. Those folks who sail through life with opportunities dropping into their laps left and right. While others…sure, every once in […]

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Managing Stress in 2018

It’s a new year, and a new start, but with the gloomy winter days and the lack of sunlight, this time of year can be exhausting physically, mentally and emotionally. If you’re ready to tackle the new year but are finding it hard to get your footing, here are some easy-to-follow, common sense stress management […]

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Heart-Friendly Treats That Actually Taste Good

    It’s good to eat healthy, but sometimes it can be just plain boring. And unsatisfying. Even if you absolutely love the way healthy eating makes you feel (and you certainly should!), sometimes you just want a cookie.   Luckily, The Food Network and Pinterest have completely transformed the landscape of healthy cooking. Forget […]

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