When we find ourselves in the darkest days of the year, many of us can find it challenging to harness the hope of the new year. It’s cold and gray and also dark outside, and our spirits can feel a bit dim, too. Many of us, when we think about the idea of “hope” think of a glimmering light, some possibility of good things happening in the future. It can seem like a hard to pin down emotion, slipping through our fingers— here one day, gone the next. When we’re suffering from depression, loneliness, pain, boredom, or just feel like we’re in a funk, what can we do to feel hopeful?
Health, Holidays, Senior Living, Assisted Living, Social Wellness
Senior Living, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Social Wellness
The holidays can be a time of joy, sweet memories, favorite traditions, and togetherness—but as most as most of us know, the holidays can also magnify our feelings of loss or loneliness and leave us feeling blue. Seniors who have lost a spouse, experienced a debilitating illness, had family move away, or struggled with other difficulties can be especially vulnerable to the bluest of Christmases.
Senior Living, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Social Wellness
Here at Fieldstone Communities, we know that one of the biggest needs in senior living today is finding ways for residents to stay connected and engaged with family members. Studies show that family engagement can have a direct impact on the long-term health of seniors in residential living communities.
Senior Living, Assisted Living, Independent Living
If you and your mother don’t live in the same city, it can be challenging to celebrate Mother’s Day and honor her in the way you’d like to. Here are some ideas to make it a special day, even if you can’t be together.
Moving, Assisted Living
Although some seniors make their own decision to move to a senior living community, we know that others may have a harder time accepting the change. Fieldstone wants to help you and your loved one with this transition by making it as calm and comfortable as possible. Here are some ways to help encourage a stress-free transition to assisted living in Washington.
Aging, 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.
Moving, Assisted Living
Moving a senior loved one into an assisted living community involves legwork as well as a lot of planning to ensure that all is taken care of, including your loved one. We’ve created a list of things you should consider while preparing for the move to an assisted living facility like Fieldstone Grandridge.