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Independent Living and Assisted Living: What’s the Difference?

When the time comes to research senior living options for your parent or older loved one, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the senior care terminology. While independent living and assisted living may sound similar, there are fundamental differences between these two senior living options. Here’s a closer look at the key distinctions between independent […]

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Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency in Older Adults

Vitamin D is one of the most essential nutrients for the body. Sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced by exposure to sunlight, vitamin D plays a critical role in boosting our immune systems, improving bone health, and even regulating mood. However, vitamin D deficiency is a common senior health issue and the […]

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4 Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

We all know that exercise is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise helps us maintain a healthy weight, sleep better, reduce stress, and even ward off diseases and other health risks. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, adults over the age of 65 should try to get at least […]

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How to Protect Your Joints All Winter Long

Arthritis can affect older adults all year long, but joint pain can increase in winter months. According to rheumatologists, cold and rainy weather cause a decrease in air pressure, which allows the tissues in the body to expand and increases pressure on the nerves inside joints. While we can’t control the weather, there are a […]

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4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a Senior Living Community

Valentine’s Day is more than a holiday for couples–it’s also a great reason to spend extra time with friends and family and show them how much you care. If you’re planning on visiting an older loved one in a senior living community this Valentine’s Day, here are some fun ideas for celebrating the holiday together. […]

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Senior Living 101: Understanding the Levels of Senior Care

If you’re just beginning the retirement community search for your parent or older loved one, you might be wondering how to differentiate between the levels of senior care. As you make this important decision for your family, follow this guide to understand the different types of senior care in retirement communities. Independent Living For older […]

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February is American Heart Month: 4 Heart-Health Tips for Seniors

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and 1 in 4 deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Luckily, heart disease may be preventable by implementing a few healthy lifestyle changes. Because February is American Heart Month, now is the perfect time to raise awareness […]

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3 Benefits of Pet Therapy in Retirement Communities

It’s no secret that interacting with animals is good for our health. Research finds that even just 15 minutes spent with a pet can boost our body’s production of the “happiness” hormones serotonin and oxytocin, which help reduce stress and lower blood pressure. For this reason, pet therapy has become a popular program in many […]

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Get a Better Night’s Sleep with these 4 Expert Sleep Tips for Seniors

According to the National Institute on Aging, insomnia is the most common sleep problem in older adults over the age of 60. Insomnia may contribute to irritability, stress, high blood pressure, and even serious health problems like heart disease and strokes. Fortunately, the most common causes of insomnia can be easily addressed with a few […]

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