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DIY Home Planters & The Best Plants for Balconies

Gardening can be one of life’s great joys, especially in retirement years. But for those moving to a senior living community, there may not be enough lawn space to take all your beloved plants with you. Luckily, you can create your own lush oasis on your apartment balcony. A small balcony garden can act as …

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Nonprofit vs. For-Profit Senior Living Communities

In your search to find your ideal senior living community, you’ll need to know the differences between a for-profit and nonprofit senior living community. It’s an often-overlooked distinction that can have notable impact on both the kind of care you’ll receive and your overall lifestyle in retirement. Around 82% of residential care communities are private …

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What Levels of Care Does Assisted Living Provide?

You may know by now that senior living isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to aging successfully. Different individual needs and preferences call for different levels of living. If you’re an independent older adult who only needs a little help in your day-to-day activities, for example, assisted living could be perfect for you. But what is assisted …

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9 Benefits of Having a Pet During Retirement

Filling your days with purpose and joy is what retirement is all about. For those still searching for ways to enhance their quality of life, pet ownership could be the perfect option. The benefits of pets for seniors are not only abundant; they’re truly impactful. From physical fitness to mental health to social companionship, the …

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What Is Spiritual Wellness?

Broadly defined, spiritual wellness is having a set of moral values that guide your behavior, decision-making and overall life. For many, it is a connection to a greater power through religion. The beautiful, and complicated, thing about pinpointing a spiritual wellness definition is that it’s unique to each person. For some, it comes from practicing …

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Retiring in Houston

Retirement is meant to be a celebration of a lifetime of hard work and accomplishments – a chapter in life when you finally have the time to engage your interests and discover new ones. Where you choose to retire is an important factor in how you’ll spend these golden years. If you’re interested in learning …

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Staying Connected with Loved Ones When You Can’t Visit

As the need to shelter at home continues, the need for connection grows more important for our mental, emotional and social well-being. Luckily, today staying connected with loved ones doesn’t mean you have to leave your home. We’ve discussed ways to stay healthy, happy and connected in these uncertain times. Now, let’s explore how to …

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The Future of Senior Living

A decade from now, older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history, according to the Census Bureau. By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be 65 or older, which is generally considered the entry year into being considered a senior citizen. By 2060, there will be about 400 million people in the …

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Home Safety for Seniors: Your Guide and Checklist

Whether your senior loved one is living at home alone, with a caregiver, or they’re fortunate enough to live in a retirement community, it’s important to know how to keep seniors safe at home. In a retirement community, senior safety is of the utmost importance, but for a variety of reasons, not all aging adults …

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What is Life Care?

After a lifetime’s worth of hard work, making contributions to your family and your community and preparing for your future, you should be able to relax and enjoy your retirement with the peace of mind that you have a secure plan for your health and finances in place. A Life Care plan ensures that kind …

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