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November 05, 2019,

Aging, Senior Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Social Wellness

The Protective Power of Connection

Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. - Brené Brown

It’s no secret that relationships can sustain us, but what does it really mean for seniors to have social support? It makes sense that being socially engaged with others can help us be our best selves. But it’s more than just a feeling. The science is clear—social support is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health. Positive, high quality social support is linked to stress resilience and better health outcomes. Considering that fact, it might not surprise you to learn that social isolation has been linked to increased cognitive decline.

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July 02, 2019,

Aging, Senior Living, Activities

Joyful and Vibrant Fitness for Seniors

Staying Fit as You Age

Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

We all know that we need to exercise to stay healthy. And for seniors, the benefits of exercise are particularly significant. You don’t have to be a marathon runner or bodybuilder to exercise—there are many types of exercise that fit all abilities. A little bit of exercise will reward you with results beyond just toned muscles.

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June 11, 2019,

Health, Aging, Alzheimer's

Let the Sun Shine - Vitamin D and Aging

Did you know that a little sunshine each day can do more than just boost your mood? Even a few minutes of sun exposure a day can help increase your levels of vitamin D, which has been known to help fight off osteoporosis, certain types of cancer, and depression. As we age, our body’s ability to make vitamin D lessens—that’s why vitamin D deficiency is common among seniors.

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June 04, 2019,

Aging, Alzheimer's, Senior Living, Memory Care

A Father’s Day Poem

This Father’s Day, we encourage you to spend time with family and friends to celebrate dads together. Though time and age can change each of us, the things that are unshakeable are our ties to one another.

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February 01, 2019,

Aging, Fieldstone Communities, Social Wellness

Signs of Anxiety in Seniors Living Independently

According to Mental Health America, “between 3% and 14% of older adults meet the criteria for a diagnosable anxiety disorder, and a recent study from the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that more than 27% of older adults… have symptoms of anxiety that may not amount to a diagnosis of a disorder, but significantly impact their functioning. 

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December 01, 2018,

Aging, Senior Living, Social Wellness

5 Ways Seniors Can Build Their Self-Worth

Significant life changes that occur as we age can change the way we feel about ourselves both physically and mentally. Although it may seem trivial, your self-worth can impact several aspects of your life, such as your confidence level, ability to make life decisions effectively, or your ability to build honest and lasting relationships.

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April 15, 2017,

Aging, Assisted Living

Having the Conversation About Assisted Living

 Speaking to your aging parents about assisted living can be an emotional experience for the whole family. It marks a transition and the beginning of a new chapter for your parents. Maybe you’ve decided to start this conversation because you noticed your parents need or because have expressed being lonely. Whatever the reason, having an open dialogue from the research stage through the decision-making process can assist in ensuring this is a positive experience.

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March 15, 2017,

Aging, Senior Living

Why Seniors Should Remain Socially Active

We all feel lonely from time to time, but seniors are especially susceptible to chronic loneliness. In fact, it affects 1 in 5 seniors. Isolation and loneliness can cause symptoms such as cognitive decline, depression, increased stress levels, high blood pressure and in some cases an early death. Thankfully, these side effects are entirely preventable by taking measures to ensure a high level of social wellness and regular activity.

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January 03, 2017,

Health, Aging

Holiday Visits With Your Aging Parents: Noticing Mom Needs Help

 

We all know the December drill – many of us pack up the kids in the ole minivan and head to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for the holidays. Chances are, if you live more than a few hours away, it’s been at least a couple months since you’ve last seen them. If this rings true to what your holiday season looked like, you may have noticed progressive signs of mental decline or physical aging during your visit.

We all want to believe that our parents are invincible – they raised us, right? But this just isn’t the case. Your occasional trips home might amplify the rate at which you realize your parents are having difficulty. Although they may have seemed “all there” and able to get around the house during your trip over Memorial Day weekend, this may not be the case when Christmas rolls around.

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November 01, 2016,

Aging, Senior Living

Why A Nursing Home Isn’t Always the Answer

 

As your loved one ages you may face the tough decision of whether or not it’s time for them to transition into an alternative living situation. This decision may come when it becomes no longer safe for them to live on their own or if the option for a family caregiver is not there. Your first thought may be that it is time for a nursing home, but that simply isn’t the case.

While previously nursing home may have been your only choice, depending on your situation your loved one may be a candidate for independent living or assisted living. Let’s explore the differences in care: 

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