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Visiting a Parent in Assisted Living: 5 Tips for a Memorable Visit

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Visiting a Parent in Assisted Living: 5 Tips for a Memorable Visit

You spent hours researching, touring, and comparing senior living options before finding the right fit for your parent. Now that your mother or father has made the move to an assisted living community and settled in, it’s time to visit them in their new space for the first time. The first few visits with your […]

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Downsizing? What to Keep, Store and Toss When Moving to a Retirement Community

Moving to a retirement community is an exciting time. It’s a chance for a fresh start in a smaller, easier-to-manage space. But when it comes to sorting through your possessions and packing up for the move, it can be difficult to know where to start. Just the idea of sorting through decades of memories and […]

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National Grandparents Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate This Year

Our grandparents hold a special place in our hearts. They’re a source of comfort, love, and encouragement throughout many stages of our lives. So, with National Grandparents Day quickly approaching, now is a perfect time to honor and celebrate the grandparents in our lives. National Grandparents Day was first declared a national holiday by President […]

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What to Ask When Touring Independent Living Communities

More and more retirees are choosing to downsize from their larger homes to independent living communities, which allow them to live in a place that meets their needs while maximizing their independence. While there are many advantages to moving to independent living, here are some of the top reasons retirees are deciding to move to […]

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Ask the Expert: How to Find and Choose an Assisted Living Community for a Parent

If your parent or older loved one needs a little extra help with daily tasks, it might be time to consider assisted living. In an assisted living community, residents live independently but receive assistance with daily activities like medication management, grooming, bathing, and getting dressed. When it comes to finding and choosing an assisted living […]

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Why Today’s Retirees Are Choosing Independent Living

For older adults who want to enjoy a relaxing retirement without extra responsibilities, independent living offers a private home, convenient amenities, and a laid-back lifestyle. Now more than ever, retirees are choosing to relocate from their longtime homes to a new, easier-to-maintain residence within an independent living community. Here are some compelling reasons why independent […]

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National Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Living Well with Parkinson’s

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about Parkinson’s disease and support the ongoing research for a cure. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year, and it is estimated that nearly one million people will be living with Parkinson’s disease by the year […]

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4 Reasons to Get a Head Start on the Assisted Living Search

Choosing an assisted living community for a parent or older loved one can be a time-sensitive decision. Far too often, family members wait until an emergency arises to discuss the need for assisted living. By this time, their loved one may need more advanced, 24-hour nursing care. This situation can cause families to feel pressured […]

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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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