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What are the differences between senior living communities? What unique care services are available to your parents? There are many options to review, from Senior Independent Living to Assisted Living or Memory Care. Each community offers different features that will be appealing to your parents, including dining, social activities, and fitness programs.

Reconsidering Retirement with Life Plan Communities

shutterstock_247275964As they reach retirement age, baby boomers have generally remained a healthier, more active group than many previous generations of Americans. More baby boomers have also had the unique opportunity to plan for the active retirement lives they wish to lead. This group envisions retirement as a chance to reinvent themselves rather than slowing down. This shift in attitude has caused the senior housing industry to transform …Read more ›

Benefits of the Internet That You May Not Know

shutterstock_39873493The Internet is indispensable in our own lives, but we should understand its vital role for seniors, too. They now have detailed, real-time access to the globe without ever having to leave their seats. Furthermore, along with gathering and using information from anywhere in the world, they can broadcast and share their lives with others, anywhere and at any time. …Read more ›

The Popularity of Pets in Assisted Living

shutterstock_97142882“No pets allowed” is a common refrain in many apartments, co-ops, and condos. However, a growing number of Assisted Living communities not only allow seniors to bring their own four-legged friends, they provide pets as a healthful benefit to residents.

Studies show that pets alleviate grief; increase self-esteem; and improve mood by reducing loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Seniors who walk, play with, and care …Read more ›

Assisted Living Workout Programs for Seniors

shutterstock_222565726While fitness contributes to well-being at every age, senior citizens need physical activity more than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week for those aged sixty-five and older. To help seniors achieve this goal, many senior living communities offer an array of fitness classes and wellness programs to their residents. …Read more ›

Seniors and the Positive Cognitive Effects of Video Games

shutterstock_277923296The stereotypical gamer is often thought to be an acne-ridden, pubescent teenager mashing buttons to mindless computer games. Most people also assume that playing video games yields little benefit outside of simple entertainment. However, recent research now challenges both of these long-held assumptions. (more…)

The Power of Music in Memory Care

shutterstock_149341727Music lifts moods, spurs creativity, and even has the power to transport us to another time and place. These very qualities are what make music the perfect therapeutic interlude for those living with memory impairment. (more…)

Baby Boomers and the Revolution of Senior Living: Trends on the Rise

shutterstock_398360392As the baby-boomer generation reaches retirement age, they are revolutionizing the senior living industry. To meet the demands of this generation, senior living communities have begun reinventing themselves by offering modern features and luxurious amenities. Below are some of the top trends. (more…)

Can Senior Living Help You Exercise Your Way Out of Alzheimer’s?

shutterstock_201202898A new study reveals that a protein in the brain may have the power to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. Better yet, exercise and social interaction make it possible to boost these protein levels. (more…)

Independent or Assisted Living: Which One Is Right for You?

shutterstock_288271337Many senior citizens increasingly find living alone a stressful and costly experience. Between keeping up with the house and paying the bills on time, the everyday duties of homeownership can strain both one’s body and budget. The home, once a joy to maintain, has become a burden. (more…)

Three Ways to Boost Brain Power in Seniors

shutterstock_285560471Brains age in a process called “cognitive decline,” which leads to forgetfulness, a decrease in problem-solving ability, and an inability to maintain focus and concentration. Collectively, cognitive decline makes performing day-to-day tasks progressively more difficult. But there are ways to help fight the effects of brain aging. Scientists have discovered a variety of strategies that can slow cognitive decline and improve the brain’s ability to think quickly, …Read more ›

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