Bethany Village residents enjoying a cup of coffee and a laugh
Bethany Village residents enjoying a cup of coffee and a laugh

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Bethany Village is an active, vibrant and engaging senior living community. Stay up to date on our latest news and events, informational articles and major organizational announcements by visiting this News page often.

Giving Up Driving and Keeping Your Independence

September 3, 2010

For many seniors having a car and the ability to drive anywhere and anytime is understandably a luxury they do not willingly want to relinquish. They have been driving the majority of their lives and many cannot imagine giving this up. If one or both of your parents is facing the decision to stop driving, […]

All About Cathy Bourquin, RD, LD

August 17, 2010

  Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures – good for the body and good for the soul. We use food both for nourishment and to enjoy and celebrate important aspects of our lives such as friendship, holidays and special occasions. Everyone usually has a favorite food or two along with some cherished food memories. […]

How Adult Children Influence Mom and Dad’s Decision to Relocate to a Retirement Community out of State

August 13, 2010

More and more seniors are selecting and ultimately moving to a retirement community in a state other than where they currently reside. Not surprising, one major factor in this decision is the consideration of wanting to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Family is a huge pull on the emotional heartstrings. The opportunity to […]

How to Help Your Parents Move to a Retirement Community: The Emotional Aspects of Downsizing

August 11, 2010

So your parent(s) have made the decision to move to a Retirement Community – a big step indeed. This decision in and of itself is a monumental one and no doubt as the son or daughter you were involved in the process. Now, it’s just a matter of packing and moving mom and dad to […]

What Are You Laughing At?! Bethany Village Residents Enjoy Benefits of Laughter Club

February 15, 2010

Never underestimate the power of a good laugh.  We’ve heard this many times, yet the older we get, the harder it seems to be to laugh heartily, especially without prompting by a good joke or comedy routine.  We seek opportunities to laugh at or about something, rather than creating them.  Despite this habit, however, research […]

How to Know When Mom and Dad Need Help to Continue Living Independently

February 8, 2010

It's only natural for parents to want to live independently for as long as possible. As a son or daughter of aging parents, you can help them remain safe while maintaining their dignity and independence. The best defense is a good offense. When visiting your parents, be observant.  If you live far away, ask a […]

Caring for Aging Parents: How To Have “The Talk” With Mom & Dad

February 1, 2010

What do you do when you start noticing a decline in your parents’ health or living conditions? How do you approach one or both parents when a change in their living situation is inevitable? Having “the talk” can be awkward for both parents and their children alike. In a perfect world, plans and wishes have […]