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Virtually Touring a Senior Living Community: What You Need to Know

As we continue to work through this unique time, many seniors are still making plans for a fulfilling, thriving future in retirement. Although safety concerns have forced many senior living communities to not accept visitors, they’re providing other options for learning more about the services and lifestyles they offer. A senior living virtual tour is …

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5 Best Beginner Yoga Exercises for Seniors

Yoga offers many benefits, including increased flexibility, strengthened muscles and improved balance. Some people can be intimidated by the Sanskrit names, but nothing in yoga is difficult to understand. Take it slow, start with the basics, focus on good form, and you’ll start to reap the rewards. But before we explain the best beginner yoga …

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How to Choose the Right Senior Living Community for Your Needs

When you first begin your search for a senior living community, you may feel confused by some of the jargon around levels of care and contract options. Each community is unique, but once you outline your priorities, it’s much easier to find one that serves your lifestyle. Here are six priorities to help you determine …

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Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

Older adults are often loath to give up driving. For many, their car keys are a symbol of independence and self-sufficiency, so it can be difficult to consider giving them up. But to ensure seniors’ safety — as well as the safety of others on the roads — it’s important to know the signs that …

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Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive disorder that causes cell loss in a specific part of the brain, called the substantia nigra. PD results in a loss of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate movement. An estimated 1 million people in the U.S. are living with PD. While there isn’t a cure, there are …

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Everything You Need to Know About Memory Care

It’s not unusual to experience a little forgetfulness — misplacing car keys, forgetting someone’s name — as we age. But if you start to notice more profound memory loss in a loved one, how do you know if it’s normal aging or the early signs of dementia? This blog post will discuss the forms of …

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How Do Life Care Communities Work?

An ideal retirement is one that takes away responsibilities and replaces them with possibilities. That’s exactly what you’ll find in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). A CCRC is a comprehensive senior living community that provides independent living and a continuum of care that usually includes  assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care.Some CCRCs offer a …

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Downsizing for Seniors: When Is the Right Time?

One important aspect of planning your next chapter of life is evaluating your current living situation. Should you stay where you are, or should you move? Should you downsize – and when is the right time for seniors to downsize? Downsizing for seniors can be beneficial in several ways, including lower living costs and for …

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Importance of Vaccinations for Older Adults

Age affects our ability to fight off infection. Our immune response slows down and becomes weaker, leaving us more susceptible to diseases that can have an impact on  our continuing health and well-being. The term for this reduced immune response is “immunosenescence,” and there’s evidence to suggest it’s responsible for the reduced efficacy of vaccines …

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Top Signs Your Aging Parent Might Need Help

Many children or friends want to know when they should look for extra support for their senior loved one. While the signs aging parents need help may be different for each individual, there are some fairly universal indicators. 7 Signs Aging Parents Need Help 1. Their House Looks Disheveled If your loved one seems to …

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