Senior Living Trends Articles

Keep up to date with trends in senior living community care. Learn how senior communities are changing, how senior care is managed, and how technology affects today’s senior activities.

Pain Relief for Seniors: Is Marijuana the Answer?

Pain Relief for Seniors: Marijuana

Pain Relief for Seniors: MarijuanaWhen Daniel Reingold’s father was dying of cancer in 1999, the options for pain management were limited at best. So, after reading about the benefits of medical marijuana, Reingold decided to give the plant a try. He boiled marijuana leaves into a tea for his father in his last few weeks of life, and the results were incredible—increased appetite, boosted spirits, and relief …Read more ›

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In Honor of Healthy Aging Month: 5 Unique Senior Living Wellness Programs

5 Unique Senior Living Wellness Programs

5 Unique Senior Living Wellness ProgramsSeptember is Healthy Aging Month, which makes it the perfect time to recommit to your health and wellness.

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How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and Depression

How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and Depression

How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and DepressionSeniors living on their own are susceptible to social isolation, which in turn can bring on feelings of depression. Those who move into assisted living have the opportunity to overcome social isolation by interacting with other residents and by participating in group activities.

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Seniors Foraging for Food

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOOD

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOODWhen I was a kid, I used to go blackberry picking with my dad and my grandpa. I loved the adventure of it as well as the aftermath—feasting on my grandpa’s deliciously homemade blackberry pies and preserves.
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What Matters Most in Senior Living?

What Matters Most in Senior Living?

What Matters Most in Senior Living?There are many factors that help families determine whether their aging parent will be happy in a senior living community—the atmosphere, the dining experience, the activities, and the location. But there is one factor that exceeds all others in how your loved one will respond to the senior living experience—and that is the presence of a friendly, helpful, …Read more ›

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Having Everyone Play a Part in Caregiving

Having Everyone Play a Part in Caregiving

Having Everyone Play a Part in CaregivingThis is a scenario that’s all-too-familiar to siblings with elderly parents. Mom or Dad needs care, but the burden of family caregiving falls on one sibling more heavily than the others. Why can’t family caregiving duties be more equitable? Perhaps not everyone has been assigned a role. …Read more ›

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15 Inspiring Insights on Aging

15 Inspiring Insights on Aging

15 Inspiring Insights on Aging“With age comes wisdom” is more than just an adage; it’s an almost universally accepted truth.

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The Digital Senior: Technology Pros and Cons

The Digital Senior: Technology Pros & Cons

The Digital Senior: Technology Pros & ConsTechnology for seniors is improving many aspects of their lives. There are technology tools that make life more convenient and also help elderly people stay more connected to their families. Even with such advantages, it’s important to be aware that there are downsides of technology usage as well. Data shared or transmitted online can fall into the wrong hands. This unfortunately …Read more ›

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Why Many Senior Living Residents Are “Blossoming”

Why Many Senior Living Residents Are "Blossoming"

Why Many Senior Living Residents Are "Blossoming"“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” –Audrey Hepburn

More and more senior living communities are finding that quote to ring true as their residents “blossom,” thanks to unique gardening programs that foster friendship, cultivate confidence, and provide purpose.

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Technology to Improve Seniors’ Lives

Technology to imrprove seniors' lives

Technology to imrprove seniors' livesTwo concurrent trends—the shifting demographics toward an aging population and the emergence of dramatic new technologies—are converging to create an intensified focus on improving the quality of life for seniors. (more…)

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