As people age, they often find themselves faced with new challenges during the transition into the senior living stage of life, including social isolation. Volunteering, joining a club or group, taking a class, and reconnecting with old friends can help seniors meet new people and build strong social connections that can help keep them healthy […]
Food Safety for Seniors
It doesn’t matter what happens as we age; everyone still enjoys a good meal. And whether your parents live at home or have moved to an independent living community, food safety is an essential aspect of a senior’s life. If your loved one lives in a senior living community, the food service team should work […]
How to Choose a Memory Care Facility?
Choosing a memory care community for your loved one can be challenging with all the different places and services being offered. It’s a big decision and can take some careful thinking before deciding the best option for them. Some considerations to take into mind when choosing a memory care community are staff, safety, services, and […]
What Should Seniors Eat for Breakfast?
When seniors focus on an active lifestyle with healthy eating, they can support healthy aging. Whether you live an independent or assisted living lifestyle, seniors need a balanced and nutritious breakfast to start their day. Foods that include protein, fiber, and adequate portions of vegetables and fruit contain all the nutritional elements of a healthy […]
Helping Your Senior Loved Ones Downsize
As people age, they usually won’t have the same space requirements. So, downsizing becomes a necessity in many cases. Fortunately, many great independent living or assisted living communities are available to choose from, depending on a senior’s needs. On the other hand, downsizing and moving into a new home is often met with some resistance. […]
When to Move to Senior Living
Senior living is something that almost every person will someday have to consider for themselves or their family members. If you’re still healthy, it’s easy to put off making any decisions about senior living. But with age and possibly mobility issues, maintaining a household while living alone can begin to feel more like a burden […]
How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy
You may have heard the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child?” Well, it turns out that sentiment rings true for seniors too. Social isolation and loneliness are a growing health concern among seniors. Loneliness is the feeling of being alone or separated, and social isolation is having a lack of social connections […]
When Is the Right Time to Downsize Your Home?
How Downsizing Can Improve Quality of Life Home can be a wonderful place. We may feel sentimental about the memories created there or simply enjoy relaxing in our own space. Yet, a living space isn’t home just because we’re accustomed to it. A home needs to feel welcoming, and it needs to meet our needs. […]