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Staying Healthy, Happy and Connected in Uncertain Times

In the face of a global pandemic, our sense of normal has undeniably shifted. While staying home can create new challenges in our day-to-day lives, there are fortunately many great ways to minimize the negative impact of these changes. Today, it’s easier than ever to stay connected with the important people in your life, and …

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7 Historic Sites in Houston You Should Visit

Of all the cities in Texas, the Lone Star State’s first capital is the most historically rich. Houston historical sites are dotted throughout the beautiful city from downtown to neighboring communities. Since its founding in 1836, Houston has been a staple of Texan commerce, industry and liberty. Which is exactly why the numerous historical sites …

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12 Activities for Seniors with Dementia

Finish the Lyric. Wacky Wordies. Suzy Q Singalong. Junk Drawer Detective. Memory Lane Monday. When it comes to fun games and mind-stimulating activities for seniors with dementia, the sky’s the limit. Whether they’re done in a group setting or one-on-one, dementia activities should promote emotional connections, encourage self-expression, and help memories come to the surface. …

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Why Caregivers Should Be Managing Medication for Seniors

Why Caregivers Should Handle Medication Management From pills and liquids to creams and sprays, many older adults over the age of 65 take an array of daily medications and supplements. In fact, this population of older adults consumes an average of five drugs each day – more prescriptions than any other age group.  Medication management …

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How to Make Friends When You’re Older

Making friends — for most of us, it’s something that came naturally when we were schoolchildren or college kids. After all, being constantly surrounded by people from the same age group and similar backgrounds makes meeting potential friends a breeze.  As many know, making friends as you get older isn’t always easy. Adult life is …

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Assisted Living

Talking to aging parents about changes you’ve noticed — like increased difficulty getting around the house or performing other essential activities of daily life — is never easy. But when it comes to a subject as important as their long-term health and safety, it’s a conversation you can’t afford to avoid for long. That’s why …

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What to Look for in a Senior Living Community

If you’re contemplating whether Mom or Dad may benefit from a move to a senior living community, it’s important to become as informed as possible. So if you’re In search of help for aging parents after spotting signs things aren’t what they used to be, consider these key factors when comparing your available options. From …

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Resident’s Unique Companionship with 57-Year-Old Fern

Resident Pat Dawson has put down roots at The Buckingham, along with her 57-year-old fern. The two have spent nearly six decades together, including seven homes in two states, and both have found a place to grow and flourish. Video courtesy of KTRK ABC13.

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What is Restorative Therapy for Seniors?

If you feel like the activities and experiences you want to take on in your senior years are limited by previous injury or illness, weakness in your muscles, achy joints, or general physical decline, ​restorative therapy and wellness​ could be your answer. ​Restorative nursing care ​is an ongoing program that promotes a person’s ability to …

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2019 ​Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

There are just a few weeks left in this year’s holiday season – just enough time to snag a little something for the older adults in your life. Getting ​gifts for seniors​ is a lot like getting a present for anyone – taking into account your shared past and their preferences to find the perfect …

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