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Celebrating Holidays with Aging Loved Ones? Here’s What to Avoid

Celebrating Holidays with Aging Loved Ones? Here’s What to Avoid

  Everyone wants their holiday celebrations to be joyful and stress-free, particularly if you are a caregiver for an elderly family member. You want your loved one to have a holiday they can enjoy, without it taking too much of a toll on you physically or emotionally. To help ensure you and your senior family member both navigate the holidays…

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Creativity Sparks During National Assisted Living Week

Creativity Sparks During National Assisted Living Week

  “A Spark of Creativity” is the theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week (NALW), which is celebrated September 8th-14th, 2019. This annual weekly observance was established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995. It offers an opportunity for everyone to learn about senior living communities and everything they have to offer, including healthcare, personal enrichment,…

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Should You Move to an Assisted Living Community?

Should You Move to an Assisted Living Community?

  Moving to an assisted living community is a highly personal decision that is based on many different factors, all of which are unique to the individual who is considering the move, as well as their families. Assisted living communities are designed for older adults who value an independent, social lifestyle but who require assistance with daily activities, such as…

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Assisted Living Helps Fight Loneliness in Older Adults

Assisted Living Helps Fight Loneliness in Older Adults

Whether they’re engrossed in a book, taking a walk in the woods, or enjoying activities like knitting or crocheting, many seniors enjoy moments of solitude. But loneliness in older adults is not the same thing as enjoying some quality alone time. A recent survey by the AARP Foundation  found that nearly half of older adults, particularly those with lower annual incomes,…

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Having a Dog is Good for Your Heart, Studies Say

Having a Dog is Good for Your Heart, Studies Say

Ask any dog lover if their canine companion is good for their heart and they will say, “Of course they are!” But the heart healthy effects of owning a dog go beyond falling in love with their furry hugs and slobbery kisses. According to several studies and a new health report from Harvard Medical School, having a dog may decrease…

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Resident Maria Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Resident Maria Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

  We recently held a 100th birthday celebration for Maria P., a current resident of our memory care community. Many of our assisted living and memory care residents, as well as our staff members, joined Maria in celebrating her special day. The Nettles Island Clown Ensemble brought lots of fun and laughter to the party, and the singing duo “Don…

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The Top 5 Vaccines for Seniors

The Top 5 Vaccines for Seniors

  August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a designation meant to help raise awareness about disease prevention, immunization, and vaccines for seniors, adults, and children. Research published recently by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that many older adults aren’t receiving vaccinations for several key diseases, including pneumonia and influenza (the flu). In fact, nearly 30 percent…

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