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Enjoying Life to the Fullest: Life Enrichment in Senior Living Part II

We all want to live active, engaged lives, no matter our age. For older adults in senior living communities, life enrichment programs provide a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, exercise, social engagement, learning and of course, fun. Here’s part two of our conversation with Kathy Klein, Life Enrichment Manager at Bethany Village, about the […]

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Enjoying Life to the Fullest: Life Enrichment in Senior Living Part I

Living an active and engaged life is important at every age. For older adults in a senior living community, life enrichment programs and activities provide a sense of meaning, satisfaction, and of course, fun. We recently spoke with Kathy Klein, Life Enrichment Manager at Bethany Village, about the many ways that activities and programs improve […]

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5 Steps to Take When a Parent Needs Assisted Living

We all want our parents to be as safe, healthy, and independent as possible as they grow older. But for most adult children, there comes a point when you realize that living at home is no longer the best option for your parent. If you start to see your parent’s health decline or notice signs […]

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5 Things to Consider Before Moving Aging Parents Into Your Home

When your aging parent can no longer safely live alone in their home, your first instinct might be to invite them to move in with you. If so, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 report from AARP on caregiving in America, more than one in three older adults who receive caregiver support from a […]

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What to Expect in Assisted Living

Choosing an assisted living community for an aging parent or loved one is a life-changing decision. While it can be a difficult choice to make, moving to an assisted living community is often the best decision for a loved one’s health, safety, and well-being. If you’re just beginning to look at assisted living communities, you […]

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3 Ways Technology Can Make Life Easier for Seniors

Older adults are using technology more than ever before. According to a study, the number of adults over 65 who use smartphones has more than doubled since 2013, and the trend is expected to continue. But beyond smartphones, there are a number of technological tools available that can help with everything from health to security […]

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A Guide to Senior Living Terminology

If you’re just beginning to research senior living communities for yourself or an older loved one, you’ve probably come across some unfamiliar terminology. It’s easy to be confused by the special language used in senior living and senior care, so don’t worry if you’re a little lost at first. This list of common senior living […]

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Winter Fitness Tips: 3 Ways to Keep Moving

Most people understand and agree that exercise is an essential aspect of living a healthy lifestyle. But it’s not always easy to stick to a regular routine of physical activity, especially during the winter months. When we’re spending more time indoors, we can quickly slip into sedentary behaviors. However, it’s important to keep moving all […]

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Top Decorating Tips for Assisted Living

Moving to an assisted living community can be one of the best decisions to make for an aging parent or loved one’s long-term health, safety, and quality of life. But for older adults who have lived in the same place for many years, adjusting to a new home in assisted living can be understandably difficult. […]

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Loved Ones in Assisted Living

Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to show the special people in your life just how much you care. It’s also a reminder to spend some extra time with older loved ones, who may be feeling some loneliness or sadness this time of year – especially if they have a spouse who has passed away. […]

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