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What If Your Loved One Is Too Shy for Assisted Living?

What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?

What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?You just know your mom or dad would get more out of assisted living if they would just come out of their shell. Their new assisted living community has so many great activities, and everyone else seems to be enjoying themselves. Why does your parent seem reluctant to join in? …Read more ›

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Senior Living Remodeling Encourages Conversation

Remodel of Senior Living Common Areas Encourages Conversation

Remodel of Senior Living Common Areas Encourages ConversationThe idea that institutional buildings like hospitals should have approachable design and feel more welcoming has become a primary goal of architects and interior designers. This user-friendly creative aspect has only recently been applied to senior living spaces. Most notably featured in dining facilities, cozy public areas are now getting attention. …Read more ›

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Senior Living Activities 102

Senior Living Activities 102

Senior Living Activities 102In my previous post, Activities 101, I discussed some of the basics in planning activities for senior living community residents (come to think of it, many of these ideas/principles can be applied to the home setting/senior visits too). Here a few ideas, a few more planning tips, and some web resources to peruse… …Read more ›

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Activities in Assisted Living: Not All Fun and Games

Activities in Assisted Living: Not All Fun and Games

Activities in Assisted Living: Not All Fun and GamesAn opinion piece on ideas for a “different type of assisted living facility” recently caught my eye. Besides getting an e-mail alert about it, a colleague posted the piece on my Facebook page, knowing that in my former life I served as an activities director. I had to check it out. …Read more ›

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