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Graceworks at Home: February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and […]

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Tips for Settling Into Assisted Living

Today’s assisted living communities offer safe and convenient living options for older adults. If you’re planning on downsizing to an assisted living community, you may be wondering how to arrange and decorate your new home. As you settle into assisted living, follow these four guidelines to ensure your new living space is both comfortable and […]

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4 Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors

We have all experienced music’s ability to bring cheer, evoke memories of the past, and provide comfort. For years, people have benefitted from music therapy, which uses musical interventions to address physical, cognitive, and emotional issues in people of all ages. In many retirement communities, music therapy programs are offered to help older adults deal […]

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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Seniors

Ice, snow, and cold temperatures make the winter months tough for everyone. But for older adults, the winter months can be particularly dangerous. Stay safe this season with these cold weather safety tips for seniors. Staying warm Winter’s bitterly cold temperatures put seniors at risk for hypothermia, which occurs when one’s body temperature drops to […]

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Planning for Your Short-Term Rehab Stay

Following an elective surgery such as a hip or knee replacement, your doctor may suggest you stay in a short-term rehab center to continue your recovery. Most rehabilitation centers will allow you to pre-book a room, giving you the opportunity to plan your stay well in advance. Be informed about your short-term rehab visit with […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Downsizing to a Senior Living Community

If your older loved one is relocating from a large home to new space in a senior living community, downsizing can make the transition easier. However, downsizing is often a daunting and emotional task for older adults and their families. As you prepare for the move to a retirement village, here are some top strategies […]

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3 Reasons to Move to a Faith Based Retirement Community

For many older adults, faith is an integral aspect of their lifestyle and identity. Faith can be a source of comfort and support, especially for seniors relocating to a retirement village. If you’re looking for a community that shares your values and beliefs, here are three reasons a faith based retirement community might be right […]

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5 Tips for Researching Senior Living Communities Online

If you’re ready to begin the senior living community search for yourself or an older loved one, you may be wondering where to start. Many times, the search for a senior living community begins online. But with so many options and communities to consider, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here are some key factors to […]

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

As we ring in the New Year, now is the perfect time to start fresh and establish healthy habits. Whether your goals are to eat better, get more exercise, or even learn a new skill, sticking to a resolution can improve your health and wellness beyond your retirement years. Here are four New Year’s resolutions […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Short-Term Rehab Center

If you or an older loved one is anticipating an elective surgery such as a joint replacement, your doctor might recommend a stay in a short-term rehabilitation center instead of returning directly home. Short-term rehab can help older adults rebuild strength after surgery by working with physical and occupational therapists in a safe and comfortable […]

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