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Teaching Mindfulness, Learning Peace: The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors and Caregivers

  Older adults have discovered yoga in a big way. Nearly 3 million older Americans benefit from doing yoga in many ways, including improved sleep quality and mental health; enhanced posture, mobility, and balance; and greater confidence. Considering the rapidly expanding senior population, yoga can help many millions of older adults who suffer from chronic […]

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The Financial Piece and Peace of Mind: Managing your assets when moving into senior living

It’s tax time, which means that most of us are reviewing our W-2s, sundry paperwork and figuring out where we’ve spent what and how to better prepare for tax season next year. If you’re a senior who’s been considering a move to a senior living community, this is a great time (since you have all […]

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Busting the Top 10 Senior Living Myths

Here at Melrose Meadows, we think life is pretty great. So do our residents! We love our little family and get such joy out of making the senior living lifestyle awesome for those who call us “home.” However, we know that a lot of folks out there have some not-so-great impressions about senior living. Maybe […]

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Carpe Diem: Or, Why to Choose a Community Based on Your Needs Today

The hot button for senior living today is “a continuum of care,” and we get it – there’s a real comfort in moving to a community you know you’ll never have to leave because every health service you need is right there. But let’s think about that for a minute. How sure are you, really, that […]

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Beat The Winter Blahs

According to T.S. Elliot – and many others – “February is the cruelest month.” With short days, cold nights, dreary weather and (seemingly) no end to winter in sight, it’s easy to see why this time of year makes people want to hunker down and hibernate until warmer weather arrives. But staying indoors and staying sedentary is […]

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Making Moves in 2019: Getting Ready to Move to a Senior Living Community

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and move to a senior living community in 2019. Excellent! It’s a new year, which means a perfect opportunity for a new start and a new future in a new home. This is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit overwhelming and you may be […]

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

The new year is upon us, which means excitement! Possibilities! Adventures! … and, unfortunately, several more months of winter. As much fun as it is to have a white Christmas, once the holidays are over, the winter weather may give you a severe case of the blahs. The ice, snow and cold can make it […]

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New Year, New Focus: Develop a Mindset for Moving in 2019

The year is wrapping up, which means celebrating the old and getting ready to welcome the new. As you’re preparing to ring in 2019, your thoughts may be turning to New Year’s Resolutions. Alongside the old chestnuts of eating better, getting more exercise and all the rest, we’d like to propose a new one for […]

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Celebrate The Spirit of the Season at Melrose Meadows!

Put on your holly, break out the jolly and get ready to jingle all the way. You, your friends and your loved ones are cordially invited to “The Spirit of the Season” Holiday Open House at Melrose Meadows. Join us on Thursday, December 13 from 1:30-3:30 as we open our doors to get you into […]

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An All-American Thanksgiving: Why It’s Important to Celebrate Traditions

While “giving thanks” and ceremonies of celebration are common in almost all religions around the harvest time, Thanksgiving – like the 4th of July – is a uniquely American holiday. Sure, a few other countries (like Canada) have “Thanksgiving” holidays, the traditional cornucopia of food, family and togetherness that we in the United States celebrate […]

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